On Monday, Vivek Ramaswamy hinted at a far-fetched theory. He suggested the Super Bowl could be manipulated to raise Taylor Swift’s profile. This, he claimed, would be a precursor to her endorsing President Biden in the fall presidential election.
– Vivek Ramaswamy floats conspiracy theory about rigging the Super Bowl to benefit Taylor Swift and President Biden.
– Suggests Swift may endorse Biden in the upcoming elections.
– Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur, rose to attention during the first Republican presidential debate.
Is the Super Bowl Rigged?
Ramaswamy proposed that unseen forces might favor a Kansas City Chiefs’ victory, owing to Swift’s relationship with Travis Kelce, the team’s Pro Bowl tight end. Taking to Twitter, he posted, “I wonder who’s going to win the Super Bowl next month. And I wonder if there’s a major presidential endorsement coming from an artificially culturally propped-up couple this fall.”
Although this speculation caught headlines, Ramaswamy himself acknowledged it as a long shot. The Republican candidate, known for his vocal stand on controversial topics like climate change denial and the Jan. 6 protest, said, “Just some wild speculation over here, let’s see how it ages over the next 8 months.”
Ramaswamy’s Rise to Recognition
Ramaswamy, originally a biotech entrepreneur, gained recognition during his first Republican presidential debate. His participation saw a rise in public interest, despite his subsequent withdrawal from the race and endorsement of former President Donald Trump after a disappointing performance in the Iowa caucus.
In recent times, Ramaswamy has been using his platform to support various conspiracy theories favorable to the MAGA ideology. He is looking to establish himself as a potential dark horse candidate for Trump’s running mate.
Taylor Swift and Politics
Swift endorsed Democratic candidates from Tennessee in the 2018 elections, but has been largely private about her political leanings since. Ramaswamy’s tweet seems to be an attempt to stoke conservative anger towards the singer and her NFL star boyfriend, Travis Kelce.
Kelce, a favoured choice of All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was targeted by MAGA followers after promoting COVID-19 vaccines and appearing in Bud Light commercials. This PR endeavor, coupled with Bud Light’s partnership with a transgender activist, garnered negative reactions from the MAGA community.
The Kansas City Chiefs will compete against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11. This follows a close 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. All eyes are undoubtedly on these teams as the stage is set for the final game; however, the impact of off-field events, as speculated by Ramaswamy, remains to be seen.