I know it ´s premature, since I predicted (and I stand by it) that Donald Trump would win reelection handily in 2020, but more and more I am convinced that Nikki Haley should be our first woman president. And this is not just a reaction to the recent publication of Hillary Clinton´s new book What Happened in which Mrs. Clinton apparently details precisely the opposite, blaming everyone and everything for her defeat from Bernie Sanders to the "late eclipses of the sun and moon," except for herself. I say "apparently" because I am less likely actually to read her book
See, that´s the problem. All that "identity" crap. I do not give a flip what the gender is of the candidate. I just want the best person for the job. Can we please just stop with this "First ´what ever´ for Prez? We´re not trying to make a Guinness World Record here. We´re trying to save a nation and a people.
I liked her really well before her capitulation on the flag situation. Lost a lot of respect for her after that. If the primaries were today (thankfully they are not) she would not be near the top of my list. She does have beautiful hair, I´ll grant that.
She was born to parents who were Green Card holders at the time. Not full fledged US citizens. Unless the SCOTUS specifically rules that this is the same as a Natural Born Citizen, no go. Besides, Sarah is still the best choice. She should challenge RINO Murkowski and enter the Senate in ´18.
Can´t Roger that. Nikki can´t get my vote. She was the FIRST South Carolina Governor to trash the Confederate flag, and South Carolina was the first state to secede. Her sense of identity politics was a FIRST for a republican. I don´t know what President Trump saw in her to offer her a job, but at least he sent her to a meaningless position that requires no management skills at a meaningless organization. I will never vote for her.
Since we´re on the topic of ´identity politics´ I´ll just add, she´s not black enough. If she were nominated I think at my old age that I´ll just ´sit this one out´ for lack of interest because Republicans are still working hard to lose.
Nikki is busy filling out her resume she is not impressing anyone. Her spewing comments off the top of her head could cause WW3. If she ever became President is she going to take down our American Flag?
Haley is a married woman. She married to Michael Haley in 1996 after they met at Clemson University and they have two kids daughter Rena and son Nalin. However, in 2010, blogger and former Haley campaign advisor Will Folks released a statement to a local anti-Haley conservative group in which he alleged that he and Governor Haley had an affair. Moreover, Larry Marchant has also claimed that he had a one-night stand with Haley. Later, she denied it.
I could see her as president. Is she perfect on all issues? No. No one is. But she would be a heck of a lot better than any Democrat. Let´s not overlook the good in searching for the perfect. We conservatives do that too often. And - I like the way she speaks at the UN.
1. She lost my support and respect when she appeased the SC Left over the Confederate flag.
2. She had no vision to see the dire necessity to join the Trump Train for America.
3. She is not a Natural Born citizen, where both parents are US citizens when child is born.
It´s no coincidence these three reasons are interconnected to the Founding Fathers´ wisdom of the NBC requirement for POTUS and VP. "It was for loyalty and fidelity" to USA. Had she studied SC and US history at her parents´ knees, to grow her love and understanding of the unique qualities of America, she never would have appeased the SC left, who also cared even less for SC´s rich history regarding states´ rights.
Way way too premature, Mr. Simon. A recommendation from Simon will not help conservative voters look favorably upon Nikki for anything. She is fine where she is, carrying out President Trump´s strong America First agenda.
I don´t think the writer is necessarily advocating an affirmative action campaign. But he recognizes that sooner or later we will have a woman president, and that in his view Haley would be a good one.
I like what I´ve seen of her for the most part. So she didn´t back Trump early on - so what? The relevant point to me is that Trump saw something worthwhile in her, and his judgement has proven out. IMO Haley has done a great job at the U.N.
I don´t know much about her governorship. What sort of judges did she nominate for state court positions? THAT would be the key indicator for me.
As far as the flag thing goes, I think it´s all overdone in some quarters. We forget that Haley didn´t act on her own or in a vacuum. She was reacting to and navigating through a unique political climate created by an unspeakably atrocious act which came from out of the blue.
I noticed that republicans are already on the path to mucking up the next elections before mucking up the last election is finished. It´s what republicans do best. We talk too much. We conjecture and debate too much. Too much of it results in timidity and the inability to succeed once we "win".
We have been informed time and time again by the honest and investigative MSM that females who are Republican aren´t really women. Just as they´ve informed us that negroes who are Republican aren´t really black. I think we should take the honest and investigative MSM at its word and accept the fact that this Haley person is a misogynistic racist, not a woman.
Need more evidence? The honest and investigative MSM also informed us that Trump hates women, so seriously, do you think he´d actually go and appoint one, to anything? Checkmate!
so, with some posters it´s okay that Palin was also rumored to have had an affair, and Trump had plenty of marital issues, but Haley has to be a saint? Pretty hypocritical. As for Palin, she has as much of a chance being president as Hillary does. Most of you believe that Trump will get another term, so it´s absurd to even talk about the next president. Even three years can be a lifetime.
Haley got the ball rolling on our national quest to tear down flags and monuments. It was OK when Confederate statues were coming down, but now they´re going for Jefferson and other Founders, Christopher Columbus, and who knows who´s next. I will, with clear conscience, vote third party if ever she runs for office.
I like Haley and think that she would make good president NOT because she is a woman, but because she is a manager having been a governor and is now performing brilliantly on the international stage. These are qualities that a man or woman should have to become president. I didn´t like the flag thing when she was governor, but I don´t like everything Trump is doing either.
Bringing us to the "misogynist" Trump. Trump knows talent and even though Haley dissed him seriously during the campaign she was one of his first hires. As another poster said kudos for both of their professionalism and love for country to put aside their differences and work together.
And I suspect Trump did not hire Haley because she was a woman. She was the best PERSON to do the job and the reason she should be considered seriously as a future president.
But, the Dems and MSM will never allow a minority Republican to be the first woman president. They will destroy Haley as they did with Judge Miguel Estrada who would have become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.
No! Definitly not, after her lack of understanding & flipant disrespect for the Confederate flag which shows she doesn´t understand American history. -Look at the lawlessness & chaos resulting since her decision to do that! Now even no American historiccal statue seems to be safe.
IMO Haley did the right thing under circumstances she never sought.
Being governor of ALL the people of 21st century South Carolina is a good deal more challenging than it was to be a Mighty Whitey confederate cheerleader back in the day when blacks were not even allowed to vote. Haley understood that times have changed, and that is to her credit.
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