January 27, 2023

GUESS WHO?: Nikki Haley thinks she knows the perfect person for president – and it’s not Trump

GUESS WHO?: Nikki Haley thinks she knows the perfect person for president – and it’s not Trump

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In an interview with Fox’s “serious news guy” Bret Baier, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asked a series of hypothetical questions regarding what type of person we want as president. And she’s determined that the ideal candidate for president would be…

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Her.

Yes, as you’ll see in the video below, Nikki Haley has diagnosed America’s problems and figured out the solution. And that solution is Nikki Haley.

Though declining to officially make an announcement, the former South Carolina governor said that there are two pertinent questions that must be asked when deciding whether to run: “Does the current situation push for new leadership?” and “Am I that person that could be that new leader?”

Her determination: most definitely.

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Let’s put aside for a moment the fact that Haley is currently polling at 3.3% in Real Clear Politics average of polls for the Republican presidential primary.

Trump is at 44.3%, DeSantis at 31.3% – though DeSantis is yet to officially announce and, as Nathaniel Rakich has pointed out on FiveThirtyEight.com, averages a five-point lead on Trump in head-to-head match-ups.

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Let’s also put aside Haley’s delusion that her party won’t – like Trump himself once said – be bothered by something about her skin.

Instead, let’s concentrate on the fact that Haley is an opportunist and has always been nothing but an opportunist, wafting along like a reed in the wind to wherever she feels she benefits most.

In 2016, she claimed to be a never-Trumper, stating that he represented “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.”

But then she fell in love with him and sought to be his vice presidential candidate.

When that didn’t happen, she kissed up enough to be named UN Ambassador, where she was Trump’s flunky.

When an anonymous writer (later revealed to be Miles Taylor of the Department of Homeland Security) wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post claiming that there were resisters within the Trump Administration, Haley produced an article for that same publication criticizing the critic and discussing how proud she was to work for Donald Trump.

She resigned a month later. Guess she wasn’t so proud after all.

Speaking to POLITICO after the Capitol attack, Haley said of Trump:

“We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She then hinted that she might run for president in 2024.

Unless Trump runs, she said. Then she wouldn’t. Because she loves Trump.

But now she’s back to considering running, even though he’s already announced his candidacy.

Yet she’s also made it clear that the Republicans need Trump, and that they should not look to go back to the time before his “ideas” changed the party.

Yes, it’s exhausting to keep up with Nikki Haley’s “positions.”

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So perhaps Ms. Haley should ask herself some more hypothetical questions, such as:

Do I stand for anything other than myself? (No)

Have I demonstrated any actual political courage? (No)

Have I considered having my lips surgically attached to Trump’s ass? (Yes)

At least I wouldn’t be surprised if that last one is true.

Here’s the video.

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Ross Rosenfeld

is a news analysis and opinion writer whose work has also appeared in the New York Daily News and Newsweek. He lives in New York.

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