Is Ramaswamy a “Rookie” or a Real Rival to Republicans? Opinion Is Divided.

The recent Republican GOP debate on Wednesday, August 23, witnessed a fiery exchange that thrust entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy into the spotlight. Here’s what happened.

The Debate

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As the evening unfolded, Ramaswamy found himself at the receiving end of jabs and critiques from political heavyweights, leaving viewers with much to dissect.

Aim At Ramaswamy

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In the initial moments of the Fox News debate, both former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took aim at Ramaswamy.

A Rookie

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Pence didn’t mince words when he questioned Ramaswamy’s suitability for the role.

“Now it’s not the time for on-the-job training. We don’t need to bring in a rookie,” Pence asserted, drawing attention to Ramaswamy’s lack of experience.

No Need for Inexperienced People

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He added, “We don’t need to bring in people with no experience.”

Let’s Have a Real Discussion

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Ramaswamy, seemingly unflustered by the early attack, responded with a quip of his own.

“Now that everyone’s got their mesmerized prepared slogans out of the way, we can actually have a real discussion now,” he replied.

Climate Change

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As the debate shifted to the topic of climate change, Ramaswamy’s stance on the matter raised eyebrows and drew criticism, particularly from Chris Christie.

A Hoax

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Ramaswamy boldly declared, “I’m the only person on the stage who isn’t bought and paid for so I can say this: the climate change agenda is a hoax.”

His claim prompted a round of boos from the audience.

Christie Made Racist Comments

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Christie didn’t miss an opportunity to weigh in, and he did so with a dig at Ramaswamy’s appearance.

Sounds Like ChatGPT

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“I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough already tonight, of a guy who sounds like ChatGPT standing up here,” Christie quipped, evoking laughter from the audience.

Skinny Guy With Odd Name

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“The last person … [at] these debates who stood in the middle of the stage and said, ‘What’s a skinny guy with an odd last name doing up here?’ is Barack Obama, and I’m afraid we’re dealing with the same type of amateur,” Christie added.

Ramaswamy Replied

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Ramaswamy responded by claiming Christie helped Obama get elected as president.

A New Boy in Town

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As the debate progressed, Ramaswamy continued to assert his presence on the stage.

Donald Trump’s Criticisms

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He seized an opportunity to address Christie’s past criticisms of former President Donald Trump.

“Honest to God, your claim that Donald Trump is motivated by vengeance and grievance would be a lot more credible if your entire campaign wasn’t based on vengeance and grievance against one man,” Ramaswamy said.

Trump Is Low on Polls

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“Think of an 8% approval rating in New Jersey. Now he’s running for president and he runs solely on the basis of, oh, ‘let’s get Trump.’ It’s like a savage maniac,” Ramaswamy added.

Trump Is a Lunatic

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“He’s like a lunatic, and that’s all he talks about. His poll numbers are very, very low, about 2%,” he concluded.

A Fraud

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Several social media users expressed their thoughts on the incident.

One Twitter user wrote, “Even if he’s probably a fraud (ironically, very much like Obama), it’s pretty obvious that Ramaswamy stands head and shoulders above the rest of these clowns in terms of intellect.”

Nothing New

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Another user added, “To be fair, 99% of the male population is “skinny guys” to Christie.”

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