The successful businessman was unequivocal: “I will be helpful to this country in whatever way I can, but I would not be number two or member of an administration,” Ramaswamy said. If I want to have the greatest possible impact on this country, I don’t think that’s the path for me to take.
Ramaswamy stated that he is keeping his eye on the bigger picture, which is to reduce the size of the federal bureaucratic state as he sees fit.
He went on to say that he believed the Republican Party had many other talented political leaders who would be needed in the incoming administration. I don’t think there are a lot of exceptionally talented executives out there who are capable of creating successful businesses. Private sector leaders are those who build enduring businesses. In this way, then, I will make a difference. But I believe I have the clearest understanding of how to actually shut down the administrative state and the federal bureaucracy when it comes to reforming the executive branch of government.
Ramaswamy was also categorical in his assessment of who might have abandoned a bag of cocaine in a White House cubby, a mystery the Secret Service declared solved on Thursday without identifying any suspects or drawing any firm conclusions about.
What’s at stake is a matter of two options, he said. Both are incompetent, but the second is much worse. It’s a form of deceit. I’m usually one to accept an explanation that leads to incompetence, but I think this time I might make an exception. That is usually the case, certainly in any bureaucracy, whenever something goes wrong. But in this instance, I find it so obvious that it constitutes dishonesty.
Ramaswamy drew an analogy between this scenario and the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic to demonstrate that the simplest explanation is often the most accurate.
You’re dealing with a virus with unprecedented properties, he told us. Wuhan is home to the world’s only bioterror research facility, where scientists have been able to successfully engineer viruses to gain a new function. And we claim it didn’t originate in that laboratory. How ludicrous does that have to be, really?