Updated December 17th, 2023 at 15:32 IST
US Presidential elections 2024: What's the secret of Vivek Ramaswamy's energy?
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, an Indian-American leader, actively engaged in 42 campaigns.
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, an Indian-American leader, actively engaged in 42 campaign stops throughout the week leading up to Saturday. According to USA Today, this marked the highest number of campaign stops among all 2024 candidates. Ramaswamy, who has been vigorously campaigning in Iowa, the first state to hear from voters next month, shared insights into his workstyle, citing the "energy of the crowds" as a significant motivator during his extensive engagement in crucial early battlegrounds.
What's Vivek Ramaswamy's Energetic Campaign Week?
Indian-American leader and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy actively participated in 42 campaign stops during the week leading up to Saturday, surpassing all other 2024 candidates in terms of engagement, as reported by USA TODAY.
Ramaswamy, 38, acknowledged the logistical challenges of his rigorous schedule but shared that he stayed motivated by the "energy of the crowds" in Iowa. Despite the demanding nature of his campaign, he opted for a caffeine-free approach, emphasizing the importance of being responsive to the people he represents.
Work Ethics Rooted in Childhood Lessons
Reflecting on his work ethic, Ramaswamy reiterated a lesson learned from his parents: "Here's how you spell luck: W-O-R-K." He emphasized the effectiveness of hard work throughout his life, from academia to his career as a businessman.
Campaigning Like Running a Business
With a net worth of about USD 630 million, Ramaswamy is running his campaign much like he's run his businesses – with very little time off. Anson Frericks, co-founder of Strive Asset Management, a company founded by Ramaswamy, attested to the businessman's intense work schedule, with no time for rest.
Challenges on the Campaign Trail
Ramaswamy and his campaign staff grappled with challenges such as sleep deprivation and a diet primarily consisting of Pizza Ranch. Tricia McLaughlin, senior advisor and communications director for Ramaswamy, highlighted the rarity of sleep for the entire staff, emphasizing the demanding nature of the campaign.
Balancing Professional and Family Life
Despite the gruelling schedule, Ramaswamy seamlessly integrated his professional and family life on the campaign trail. Sharing videos of family moments on social media, he demonstrated his commitment to both fatherhood and his presidential aspirations.
The Path Forward
While acknowledging that his schedule may seem demanding, Ramaswamy and his team view it as a necessary strategy for success as voters prepare to choose candidates in less than a month. The candidate remains focused on building a community and movement through his campaign, recognizing the importance of direct engagement with the American people.
Published December 17th, 2023 at 15:20 IST