I am writing to applaud Vivek Ramaswamy for his strong “America First” performance in the fourth Republican debate. Whereas Ron Desantis, Nikki Haley, and Chris Christie recited scripted talking points that were influenced by their donors and Super PAC puppet masters, Vivek spoke the truth and spoke it from the heart. No consultants. No focus groups.

The Ramaswamy campaign has one consultant who “has the ear” of our next chief executive. His name is Vivek Ramaswamy. What you see is what you get. He speaks the truth whether the mainstream media and career politicians want to hear it or not. That was most certainly the case in the fourth debate, especially when Vivek’s blunt truth exposed Haley for lack of foreign policy experience.

Vivek held candidates accountable for their corruption, literally and figuratively, when he held up a handwritten sign on his debate notepad that correctly read, “Nikki = Corrupt. It’s a bad equation for America. We need a business owner and political outsider like Vivek as our president.

Haley deserves an “F” for foreign policy. When asked to name three provinces in Eastern Ukraine, Haley was silent. Unfortunately for her, she could not “phone a friend” from the stage for an answer.

It was a cringe moment not seen on a presidential debate stage since former Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a blank and could not name federal agencies he wanted to cut. That moment exposed Perry and killed his presidential campaign. Haley will suffer the same fate.

Let that embarrassing moment sink in for the former ambassador. She claims to be an expert in foreign policy but can not even describe the region she wants to potentially send American troops to die. Haley’s attitudes toward foreign affairs will trap America in yet another endless battle where our sons and daughters will perish.

Vivek Ramaswamy will keep us out of World War III, put America First, and secure the border. Haley was basically broke after government “service,” yet increased her worth by $8 million because of close ties to defense contractors and corporate war boards.

Remember, you can only be an outsider once. In 2016, it was Donald Trump. Many years ago, Granite State taxpayers yearned for an outsider, and President Trump was that guy. He laid a strong foundation that Vivek Ramaswamy is now going to build upon to take “America First” to another level. Vivek has a fresh set of legs and a vision to lead a national revival and, at the same time, destroy the deep state.

It won’t matter if future presidential candidates forget the names of the so-called “three-letter bureaucracies” they want to eliminate. They won’t be there. Why? Because President Vivek Ramaswamy will have already shut down the corrupt FBI, Department of Education, and many others that no longer serve New Hampshire families.

Vivek Ramaswamy is the outsider who shined on the fourth Republican debate stage and angered the media and establishment media by simply telling the truth and creating a viral moment that captured the thoughts of what we all felt in our hearts but he said out loud. His computation is correct: Nikki = Corrupt.


State Rep. Fred Doucette (R-Salem) is Senior Advisor to the Vivek Ramaswamy campaign and the New Hampshire Chair for Vivek 2024.