Vivek Ramaswamy's candidacy in the 2024 nomination race was very similar to that of Andrew Yang's 2020 nomination race. Both men didn't have much of a chance of winning. At the same time, the political novices were able to get plenty of air time and raised their profiles.
Yang hasn't done much with his raised profile, but the same might not be true of Ramaswamy. The businessman has regularly toadied to Donald Trump despite the fact that he was running against him. Still, knowing he couldn't win the race, Ramaswamy has now dropped out.
The candidate announced on Monday, "As of this moment, we are going to suspend this presidential campaign. And this is going to have to be, there is no path for me to be the next president absent things that we don't want to see happen in this country."
He continued, "As I've said since the beginning, there are two America First candidates in this race. And earlier tonight, I called Donald Trump to tell him that. I congratulated him on his victory. And now going forward, he will have my full endorsement for the presidency."
The Republican party has very few younger politicians who seem like they could have a future. Ramaswamy is only 38 years old and will likely try to continue seeking office.