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    Thought I would start a dedicated topic about her.
    If anyone comes across info pertaining to him, feel free to post it here
     
    Best description I’ve seen of Haley is “ambitious shape-shifter”. She will say or do anything to get ahead.

    Here is Christie's take: “...unwilling to offend anyone by telling the truth.”

    “She’s smart and she knows better. And she didn’t say it because she’s a racist, because she’s not. I know her well, and I don’t believe Nikki has a racist bone in her body,” the former New Jersey governor said at a town hall event in Epping, New Hampshire.

    “The reason she did it is just as bad, if not worse, and should make everybody concerned about her candidacy,” he continued. “She did it because she’s unwilling to offend anyone by telling the truth.”

     
    Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was accused by a child of flip-flopping on her views about former president Donald Trump — and then was likened to the 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry.

    The nine-year-old named Adam began by telling the former UN ambassador at a New Hampshire town hall on 27 December: “Chris Christie thinks that you’re a flip-flopper on the Donald Trump issue. And honestly, I agree with him.” The crowd then erupted in laughter.…..

     
    Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haleyannounced that she would pardon former president Donald Trump if she makes it to the White House in 2024 and if he were convicted of any of the many crimes he’s accused of committing.

    At a New Hampshire campaign event, Ms Haley told the crowd, “I would pardon Trump if he is found guilty.”…….

     
    Another reason not to vote for her is that she's the media's favorite candidate. The media loves neocons.
    Nah, the media gives oxygen to idiots like Trump for clicks and ratings. Neocons have nothing to do with it. Btw, the Republicans love themselves some war in the Middle East. They hate Ukraine because Putin hates Ukraine. It has nothing to do with being anti-war and everything to do with being pro fascism.
     
    Nikki Haley’s feigning of staggering ignorance about the cause of the US civil war unintentionally revealed her quandary in the Republican party.

    It was not a gaffe. Though it was a stumble, it was not a mistake, but a message she has delivered for years and that has served her well until now.

    Her carefully crafted and closely memorized garble was a deracinated version of an old lie, which she had used before to attempt to mollify hostile camps in order to skid by. Some in the past praised her evasive formula as governor of South Carolina as her finest moment. It lifted her star.

    Yet one simple question instantly produced panicky rapid eye movements that are the telltale sign of a person desperately cornered, followed by an unstoppable stream of blather that she hoped would make it all evaporate into a meaningless ether but instead this time slid her into an abyss.

    Her performance, the most memorable of her entire career, was so devastating that even Ron DeSantis, the paragon of political aphasia, in the most cogent remark of his campaign, indeed his life, commented: “Yikes.” Nikki Haley turned Ron DeSantis woke.

    “What was the cause of the United States civil war?” a man asked Haley at a campaign town hall in North Conway, New Hampshire. She reacted as if she were being physically threatened. Haley immediately turned her back to the questioner, breathed fast and heavy into the microphone, and walked quickly away. When she swiveled to face the crowd, she did not speak at first. Gaining her composure, she replied with an accusatory edge: “Well, don’t come with an easy question.”

    Of course, the answer is an easy one for any eighth grader. But for Haley it went to the molten core of the history and politics of South Carolina, where she had been governor, to the southern strategy that realigned the Republican party, and to its hard crystallization in Trump’s party. She retreated as if struck, not because she didn’t know the obvious answer, but because she knows that it is more fraught than it has been in decades……

     
    By many accounts, Nikki Haley would be the favorite in a head to head race vs. Biden, even more so than Trump or DeSantis. Yet we can see by these accounts that she is just as dangerous as any of them in terms of the rehearsed stories she spins and the narrative she crafts for herself and even history.
     
    I guess she was pandering to the pro-slavery voters?
     
    Nikki Haley is reporting her strongest fundraising quarter so far as the former governor and ambassador storms into January ascendant in polling, money and attention.

    The Haley campaign reported on Wednesday that it had taken in a “stunning” $24m in contributions in the final quarter of 2023. The total, campaign officials said in a press release, was more than double any previous quarter’s fundraising sum.

    Her impressive haul is indicative of one thing: She is heading into the beginning of primary and caucus season with serious momentum behind her campaign, and may very well now be the Republican with the most credible chance of dethroning Donald Trump as the frontrunner for her party’s nomination. Mr Trump remains far ahead of Ms Haley in national polling of the Republican field, but has seen his former representative to the UN close the gap in New Hampshire. She has simultaneously pulled ahead of Ron DeSantis in some Iowa polling, too.

    Now, her campaign faces the prospect of delivering an embarrassing rout to Mr DeSantis in the first-in-the-nation contest in Iowa this month; such a victory would propel her into the second state, New Hampshire, with a winner’s mentality (even if she remains far behind Mr Trump).……

     
    Former Trump UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, fighting with Gov. Ron DeSantis for the number two ranking in the 2024 GOP presidential race, continues to stumble over her damaging remarks last week, after she refused to say “slavery” when asked, “what was the cause of the United States’ Civil War?”

    “I want to visit this because it’s going to continue to come up,” Fox News host Harris Faulkner told the former South Carolina governor late Wednesday morning. “And the reason that it has is maybe you haven’t put it to bed yet.”

    “So in Politico today there’s being written about Black conservatives and some of their responses,” Faulkner continued. “Conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams says you are and going to move on from this. But in the meanwhile, he called it a ‘teachable moment.’ And I would ask, what have you learned?”

    “Well, first of all,” Haley began, “I will tell you this that I said right off the bat, I did respond to it right away. When you grow up in the South you grow up and slavery is a constant comment, constant point of discussion. You learn it in school, you talk about it.”

    “The South is actually very comfortable with our history,” Haley added, a comment that appeared to immediately raise eyebrows.

    “What I should have said immediately was that the Civil War was about slavery. But I just assumed that that was a given. And I went on and said, it was also about the role of government, and about the rights of people economically, socially and otherwise. So yes, we know the Civil War was about slavery. That’s always the case.”

    Last week Haley was asked by a voter at a town hall this question: “What was the cause of the United States’ Civil War?”

    Her response has led to a week-long uproar..........


     
    Lol, but ice cream joe is doing a great job, eh? Open borders, drugs flowing in, crime sky high...etc.

    Former Trump UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, fighting with Gov. Ron DeSantis for the number two ranking in the 2024 GOP presidential race, continues to stumble over her damaging remarks last week, after she refused to say “slavery” when asked, “what was the cause of the United States’ Civil War?”

    “I want to visit this because it’s going to continue to come up,” Fox News host Harris Faulkner told the former South Carolina governor late Wednesday morning. “And the reason that it has is maybe you haven’t put it to bed yet.”

    “So in Politico today there’s being written about Black conservatives and some of their responses,” Faulkner continued. “Conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams says you are and going to move on from this. But in the meanwhile, he called it a ‘teachable moment.’ And I would ask, what have you learned?”

    “Well, first of all,” Haley began, “I will tell you this that I said right off the bat, I did respond to it right away. When you grow up in the South you grow up and slavery is a constant comment, constant point of discussion. You learn it in school, you talk about it.”

    “The South is actually very comfortable with our history,” Haley added, a comment that appeared to immediately raise eyebrows.

    “What I should have said immediately was that the Civil War was about slavery. But I just assumed that that was a given. And I went on and said, it was also about the role of government, and about the rights of people economically, socially and otherwise. So yes, we know the Civil War was about slavery. That’s always the case.”

    Last week Haley was asked by a voter at a town hall this question: “What was the cause of the United States’ Civil War?”

    Her response has led to a week-long uproar..........




    This is just the weakest sauce, she looks worse every time she addresses it....The "I said also....." line is priceless.....implying that she actually mentioned slavery.....disingenuous at it's core.....she as bad as any of them, just a slightly nicer package....
     
    ...........Historically speaking, Haley is correct. New Hampshire Republicans have a better track record of voting for the candidate who eventually becomes the Republican Party's nominee.

    It's why then-New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu's much more personal line, "The people of Iowa pick corn, the people of New Hampshire pick presidents" has lived on in modern politics. One of Sununu's sons, Chris, is currently the state's governor. He previously endorsed Haley.

    Of the last four competitive caucus winners, only one, then-former Texas Gov. George W. Bush, went on to win the nomination. In comparison, three of the last four competitive New Hampshire Republican primary winners, (Donald Trump, then-former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and then-Sen. John McCain), went on to win the nomination.

    In fairness to Iowa, which historically has kicked off both major parties' presidential primary seasons, one could argue that early states aren't designed to be predictive...........




     

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