With the looming potential of former President Donald Trump being found guilty of any of his pending alleged crimes, the GOP needs a new hero should he become ineligible for office.
That de facto Republican candidate has been Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for years now, but his campaign has fallen flat when presented in front of a national audience.
A surging GOP potential is Vivek Ramaswamy, an American entrepreneur who is currently the youngest candidate running in 2024.
The odds at legal election betting sites place Ramaswamy as either 2a or 2b in the Republican Party nominee lines, depending on which book is being browsed.
2024 Republican Candidate Odds
Donald Trump -260
Ron DeSantis +900
Vivek Ramaswamy +900
Tim Scott +2500
Chris Christie +3500
Glenn Youngkin +3500
Nikki Haley +4000
Mike Pence +4500
Ramaswamy and DeSantis both hold +900 GOP odds at Bovada, while Ron is 450 points ahead at BetOnline.
Republican Nominee Odds For 2024 Election
Donald Trump Sr. -335
Ron DeSantis +550
Vivek Ramaswamy +1000
Glenn Youngkin +2000
Nikki Haley +2500
Tim Scott +2500
Mike Pence +4000
Chris Christie +4000
Who Is Vivek Ramaswamy?
Ramaswamy is a 37-year-old businessman, author, and now Republican Party candidate for the President of the United States in 2024. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the child of immigrants from India.
He is a practitioner of the Hindu religion, has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Yale. He declared his candidacy for POTUS on February 21st of this year despite no prior political experience.
While Vivek would seem to be the popular alternative to DeSantis at the moment, they both share similar anti-woke policies. Also central to his campaign is religion. He believes there is a God and that there are two genders – male and female.
Ramaswamy recently dismissed the Juneteenth holiday as “useless.” His rationale? Redundancy with other holidays that are already on the books.
Here is a take from Vivek’s Twitter account in June.
Juneteenth is a new holiday so we still have a chance to define what it means to us. It needn’t be about grievance & self-flogging. Let it be a celebration of the American Dream itself. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/NyHfbJoAlw
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) June 19, 2023
Odds to Win the 2024 US Presidential Election
Joe Biden +170
Donald Trump Sr. +200
Gavin Newsom +850
Ron DeSantis +1100
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. +1200
Vivek Ramaswamy +1600
Both Ramaswamy and DeSantis will be present at the first GOP debate on August 23rd, an event that Donald Trump is expected to miss. This national spotlight will be Vivek’s opportunity to propel himself ahead of DeSantis.
While Ramaswamy is neck-and-neck with DeSantis in the Republican odds, political prop bets for the overall Presidency rank Ron well ahead of Vivek.
US Presidential Election 2024 Winner
Joe Biden +175
Donald Trump Sr. +225
Gavin Newsom +1500
Robert Kennedy, Jr +1500
Ron DeSantis +1500
Vivek Ramaswamy +2000
With the political indictment odds suggesting that Trump will be found guilty of at least one count levied against him, the results of the GOP debate could determine not only the next Republican nominee but also the overall winner of the next election.