Meet Ryan Binkley, the man who held a rally on the Dallas campus of the University of Texas on April 23, 2023, and announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2024. Binkley asserted he was ‘absolutely’ confident he could win the nomination over former President Donald Trump.
Binkley, 55, is cofounder and CEO of Generational Group, a consulting, merger, and acquisitions firm that employs over 300 people. He is also founder and pastor of the nondenominational Create Church in Richardson, Texas. It was on a mission trip to Guatemala in 1995 when he felt the call to ministry.
In 1999, Binkley married Ellie, whom he met in college. They had four children and adopted their fifth from South Korea, where Ellie was born before immigrating with her parents.
Binkley earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.
During the rally attended by approximately 750 supporters, Binkley said, “I believe in God. I believe in America. I believe in liberty. And I believe in you. And I’m asking you today to believe in me. I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America.”
“I’m not in this to just fight wokeism,” Binkley said. “I am not looking for another job. I am not looking for name recognition. I am carrying a message in my heart from God that we better wake up and understand the true problems that we face.”
On his campaign website, Binkley says, “I’m proudly pro-life, and I believe that every life matters. I was thankful when the court overturned Roe v. Wade because I believe in the worth and value of every human life.”
Binkley also states, “There are over 200,000 American children stuck in the foster care system. Many of them will never have a permanent home. It’s time to create a culture of adoption in this country that gives every American child a chance at a stable, loving family.”
There are six platforms Binkley has on his campaign website. They are: restoring unity, tackling the nation’s debt, transforming healthcare, promoting a culture of life, and securing the border, which includes solving the immigration problem.
Binkley was born in Columbus, Georgia, but was raised in Dallas, Plano, and McKinney, Texas. In fifth grade, he landed his first job delivering newspapers.
Binkley is undeterred by his lack of name recognition or the fact he has no experience in the political arena. Do you think he has a chance against Trump and the others seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2024? I’d love to read your opinions in the comments!