The 2024 presidential election is poised to become far more intriguing.
Following Donald Trump’s very early declaration two years before the election, he is about to receive his first opponent. Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and current ambassador to the United Nations, will officially launch her presidential candidacy on February 15. According to many sources, including Fox News, this is the case.
“Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who served as ambassador to the United Nations during former President Donald Trump’s administration, will join Trump in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Multiple sources confirm to Fox News Digital that Haley will formally declare her candidacy for the White House at an event in Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb. 15, with an invitation soon going out to her supporters. News of Haley’s announcement was first reported by the Post and Courier newspaper in South Carolina.”
Recently, I’ve written at least once about Haley, and I’m still not persuaded that there is a constituency for this (she polls around 3 percent nationally). The former Trump official is an extremely generic Republican, which can be advantageous in a general election but is surely a detriment in a contentious primary contest.
The fact that she has a tendency to retreat when confronted will not endear her as a “fighter.” Even Haley’s social media presence appears to be a conservative predictive text algorithm, according to my impression.
Her history of promoting false social justice talking points is also not encouraging (I believe the social media team that put out the following tweet is gone).
We should all stand with @BubbaWallace today against the cowards who secretly put the noose in his garage stall. Watch your back cowards. Bubba has a bigger army than you do. #HateWontWin #WeStandWithBubba
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) June 22, 2020
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With that said, I’m not anti-Haley. As conservatives go, most of her policy positions are not objectionable, and I believe the majority of the hate she receives from the right is far more personality based. Heck, that’s been the basis of much of my questioning of her so I’m guilty as well. I’m not sure she has what it takes, but she’s welcome to try.CONTINUE READING…