By Tommy Acosta
For Republicans, it’s not really about who the candidate for the presidency is going to be. It’s about winning back the White House by any means necessary.
The Dems are dug in, ready to rumble, united, and will steamroll anything standing in the way of another victory.
The Biden effigy has been tuned to optimum pitch, and enough voters out there think he is still viable and ready to lead the country for another four years.
Head-to-head, DeSantis will get crushed by the Dem juggernaut, the same as Haley.
Even for the mighty Trump, beating Biden again is not a sure thing. There are too many legal arrows sticking out of him, and the distractions in court are cramping his style, regardless if he is guilty or not.
But there is still a path to the White House for him, and that road is paved for the rise of Vivek Ramaswamy as running mate for the mighty one.
Political scientists who saw Vivek standing next to Trump at a New Hampshire rally, take note.
That fiery speech by Vivek endorsing Trump and calling for the Republican troops to make ready for war with the establishment was a precursor to him becoming the party’s new star.
He was strong, articulate, inspiring, believable, and passionate in that endorsement. He was a leader in the making, with Trump standing demurely to his right, patiently waiting for his turn on the podium.
While Trump focuses his attention fighting off the wolves, it will be Vivek out there carrying the torch and packing the stadiums, if Trump can stave off the Dem blitzkrieg to throw him off the ticket, that is.
But Trump ain’t going anywhere. He is the soul of the Republican party. To think otherwise is a foolish and naive.
A Trump/Vivek ticket all but ensures a Republican victory. Any other candidate, such as the wimpy DeSantis or the shrill Haley, will fail miserably.
Where Trump is repeating his old slogans that are getting stale and not as effective in rousing his minions as before, Vivek is not only capable of rousing crowds, he is also articulate, unlike Trump, makes sense and can speak the language MAGA people understand.
And he is young. Fresh blood and ideas are what the Republican Party needs.
So, the party has a choice: ride one of two hobbled horses into battle against the Dem leviathan, or call in a red knight to politically slay the blue dragon.
That new knight is Vivek. Joined at the hip with Trump, like Robin with Batman, Trump will sleep in the White House once more.
Oh, an aside note here. In his endorsement of Trump, Vivek covered all the key talking points Trump runs with but wisely skipped the abortion imbroglio. This is where Republican candidates need to tread lightly — or lose.
The challenge for Trump/Vivek is to find a position on abortion both sides can digest. If they can, get ready for another four years of MAGA rule.