Or powerful in his own right.
I mentioned the utter mediocrity of clown candidates like Tim Scott and Chris Christie. They add absolutely nothing new or original to the dialog about current issues. They just blab Ukraine good, no Israel good, America indispensable, war war war, freedom freedom freedom.
I want the EXACT OPPOSITE of a puppet like worthless Tim Scott in a POTUS candidate.
VR has added a ton of insightful sound bites such as (just one example) honing in on the massively corrupt collusion between some self serving politicians (like Haley) and the DoD.
I want to hammer another point home that you don't mention which I believe is a truism:
Vivek R is effective and disciplined about attacks.
Trump goes all over the place with emotion and doesn't quite have the precise intellect to deliver convincing arguments. When Trump debated Biden in 2021, I thought it was honestly Trump's weakest, sloppiest moments in the campaign, and Biden wound up not doing that badly in those sessions. They just talked over each other, so to an uninformed or undecided voter, they were tweedle dee and tweedle dum.
Whereas Vivek would incinerate most opposition in a one on one debate.
Did you notice that in the "Tik Tok" squabble between VR and Haley, she called him "scum" on camera? She most certainly did after he remarked on her daughter using TikTok.
This PROVES that V.R. cuts to the fucking BONE with his logic. Nikki Haley was STUNG. I never saw quite that kind of immediate hate from any Trump foe.
I'm not taking ANYTHING away from Trump. But he has always had weaknesses in his arguments. Assigning his enemies humorous brand names only goes so far.
Trump was first but he must not be the last.