Elon Musk tried to make the most of the facility of his social media platform to push Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, posting that he believed the Republican would “exceed the polls” when the votes had been counted. But, Ramaswamy suspended his marketing campaign after successful solely 7.7% of the votes and simply three delegates within the Iowa caucuses.
Ramaswamy ran as a extra rabid model of Donald Trump in an try and enchantment to Trump voters, however they continue to be true to their Chosen One — the person indicted on 91 felony counts, who was additionally discovered chargeable for each rape and fraud not too long ago.
Ramaswamy, who defended his repetition of debunked conspiracy theories about January sixth and the nice substitute principle, claimed his marketing campaign had been about “fact” in his assertion:
“This complete marketing campaign is about talking the TRUTH. We didn’t obtain our aim tonight & we’d like an America-First patriot within the White Home. The folks spoke loud & clear about who they need. Tonight I’m suspending my marketing campaign and endorsing Donald J. Trump and can do all the things I can to ensure he’s the following U.S. President. I’m enormously pleased with this workforce, this motion, and our nation.”
Ramaswamy had promised to pardon Trump if elected president and posed with followers carrying “Save Trump, Vote Vivek” t-shirts.
Ramaswamy is claimed to share “values” with Elon Musk and mentioned in August of 2023 that if elected in 2024, he would run the federal government like Musk runs his corporations.
Elon has since been within the information being accused of doing unlawful medication and instructed main advertisers to “Go f*ck your self” throughout The New York Instances’ annual DealBook Summit after they left his social media platform because of its incapability to make sure model security as a result of proliferation of neo-Nazis and different hate accounts.
Musk referred to advertisers selecting to spend cash elsewhere as “blackmail.” (It’s truly capitalism in motion, however provided that Elon Musk’s corporations benefit from taxpayer-funded subsidies, he may not perceive the idea as a lot as his Libertarian supporters wish to imagine.)
The billionaire proprietor of X/Twitter, who sees himself as some type of political pundit now, has amplified racist assaults on Black folks in latest days after making a scandal for amplifying antisemitic posts on his embattled social media platform “X” (truly often known as Twitter). Musk opined in response to low ballot numbers for Ramaswamy a number of days in the past: “My guess is that Vivek will far exceed the polls when the votes are counted.”
Elon didn’t go away it there. He additionally wrote on Sunday “I feel you’re proper” to an account posting: “I actually imagine this Monday @VivekGRamaswamy goes to shock the world. That is going to be a serious win for the nation.”
Beforehand, Elon Musk amplified Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, who launched his marketing campaign on Musk’s platform, in what turned out to be an embarrassing fail tech-wise.
The actual fact is Vivek Ramaswamy by no means had an opportunity with Trump supporters, due to his identify and the colour of his pores and skin. However his message of ruling the nation like a ruthless enterprise one who possibly does unlawful medication and will get by on taxpayer subsidies whereas attempting to sue the labor board (NLRB) after being accused of attempting to silence vital staff and paying off a flight attendant $250,000 for one thing Musk claims he didn’t do didn’t appear to resonate, both. To be truthful, that message simply sounds higher to the fascist-inclined when coming from a white man who has established a historical past of getting away with felony conduct.
Success in know-how doesn’t, it seems, have any relationship to understanding voters. Nonetheless, it’s instructive that Elon Musk can’t transfer the needle, not to mention even guess how lower than 100,000 of his favored White folks will vote, but thinks he can drive a various nation made up of 330 million plus folks to vote as he sees match, all as a result of he purchased Twitter.
Whereas the pro-fascist experiment of X pushing far Proper propaganda is working to silence democratic actions and collective consciousness of injustices, it’s not working by way of selecting candidates.
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