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What About Nikki Haley?
Kurt Schlichter writes a brutal takedown of Nikki Haley as the right’s version of Kamala. While I think he goes too far in comparing her to the awful Kamala, his article crystallized in my mind some concerns I have about Haley.
She didn’t have any real accomplishments as governor. Yes, she is pro-life, anti-alphabet gang, in favor of low taxes, etc., etc. But did she have any signature achievements as governor? After a little internet research (i.e., Wikipedia), I couldn’t find much.
Schlichter also criticizes her for not having any strong policy proposals. Her campaign announcement was a gauzy, saccharine video. Maybe she’ll come out with some good proposals, but combined with her lack of achievements as governor, this could be a major weakness.
She agrees with a lot of leftist hoaxes (e.g., George Floyd was a saint, that garage door pull really was a noose, and others) as John Hinderaker observes. And Gavin Sample. It seems that she wants media approval more than standing for what’s right.
Although I sort of agreed with removing the Confederate flag in South Carolina, I felt she threw the Republican legislators under the bus time and again as she implied they were still old-school racists while she was the enlightened one who got rid of the flag.
I’m not deeply bothered that she is running after saying she wouldn’t run against Trump. Politicians say that kind of stuff all the time. Yes, it would have been a little smarter on her part to think ahead and not make that kind of promise, but it’s par for the course.
On the plus side, she was a tough, well-spoken UN ambassador. She was effective in denouncing the crooks and thugs that run that body. So maybe she does better implementing someone else’s policy rather than being at the top herself.
She is also well-spoken and quick on her feet with good one-liners (“it hurts more when you kick them with heels”). She would be great in a debate with Dementia Joe. When a reporter from Christianity Today asked if she wanted her parents to convert to Christianity, she said, “What I hope is that my parents do what’s right for them,” which is a great way of not answering a very personal question.
If DeSantis doesn’t run or flames out and if Haley comes up with strong policy proposals, I could support her. She doesn’t have Trump’s baggage, so she would be easier to elect in the general. But I’m not terribly excited about her and have some concerns.Published in Elections
I agree that’s ideal. Unfortunately, it’s how you get Joe Biden and John Fetterman.
Ooh, her family owned their own store. Really nice, rubbing it in our face that your parents were business owners. I guess she thinks she’s better than the rest of us whose parents had to work for a living. What a fat-cat, country club elitist.
If someone wants to run down a candidate, they can make a mountain out of any molehill.
She is not Kamala (that would be someone like MTG)
No – she is the female Jeb Bush
What if they hide in their basement yet still somehow supposedly “win?”
That only happens when your opponent is an Orange clown.
Or when the game is changed by an unprecedented pandemic.
Yeah, wow. Uninspiring. Her inauthenticity makes her an unreliable “conservative.” Who trusts her to have Americans’ interests over her own? I don’t.
That would be great. I wish they’d all stay in their basements and do their work by zoom and e-mail.
I think I’ve asked this before. Has she been tested under hatefire from the hate media?
She was just tested by hatefire from Don “Don’t call me lemon” Lemon. So maybe not.
It’s a pretty minor skirmish, but her response was quite good: “Look, he made that comment, I wasn’t sitting there saying sexist, middle-aged, CNN anchors need to have mental competency tests, although he may have just proven that point…”
There is much to question or criticize about Nikki Haley, and some things to praise as well. Even Donald Trump thought so. It ought to be possible to have a spirited debate on her qualifications and her abilities, and whether she’s a good fit for national office. That’s why it’s quite disappointing to see some of the commentary, both from the left and from the right, immediately descend to the gratuitous and the downright idiotic, at the same time as it appears to come from a place of deep insecurity and fear.
Don’t insult Dr. Oz like that.
Not much of a test, since Don Lemon rapidly self-destructed by calling the networks prime demographic (women over 40) useless human beings. We might not see him again, ever.
Please, Lord, let it be so!
And current members of the Senate. See DiFi.
By all means let’s take the vote out of the hands of the populace.
LOL. Love this post on Powerline: A Feinstein Farewell
Well, we could simply ask that Senators take a mental status exam. If they refuse, that speaks volumes.
I suggest that targeting a member of Ricochet violates the spirit of the Code of Conduct, especially where that member isn’t really involved in the thread.
This is a good one. If only I understood.
Glen, you have convinced me that Nikki Haley would make a good President. Like Trump, she has the right enemies.
Um, I don’t trust any politician to have Amercan’s interests over their own. Fallen humanity and all that. Most we can do is try to select politicians whose interests happen to align well with America’s.
Amazing what they can do with Drugs and Surgery these days.
Who’s going to start the GoFundMe?
Since an Amendment would be necessary, the people would have their say through their elected representatives, both on the Federal and State level.
Those pushing this, including Haley, were not doing so with mention of a constitutional amendment.
I wish she hadn’t said it. I wish all candidates would confine themselves to talking about what is actually legally do-able and not talk about how they wish things were.