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Zeroing In On Nikki Haley

NATIONAL DEMOCRATS PICK UP THE SCENT Even before an unprecedented state level security breach occurred on her watch, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley was already facing a difficult road to reelection.  Now Haley’s precarious position at home is imperiling her national ambitions – with Democrats seizing on the latest round of…

NATIONAL DEMOCRATS PICK UP THE SCENT

Even before an unprecedented state level security breach occurred on her watch, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley was already facing a difficult road to reelection.  Now Haley’s precarious position at home is imperiling her national ambitions – with Democrats seizing on the latest round of poor poll numbers for the Palmetto State governor.

In its morning electoral digest, the liberal website Daily Kos explores “Why South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Could Be Vulnerable in 2014.”

And yes … that ripping sound you hear is liberals across the country stroking checks to presumed Democratic nominee (and 2010 Haley opponent) Vincent Sheheen.

Haley’s vulnerability is no secret.  In fact we recently published a piece in which a pair of Palmetto consultants laid bare the challenges she is facing.

Vincent Sheheen

After surging to the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nomination two-and-a-half years ago it’s been all downhill for the 40-year-old politician.  In June 2010 Haley was up on Sheheen by a whopping 21 points – but she coughed up the vast majority of that lead by running a disastrous general election campaign.

“Despite running in a very red state in a very red year, Haley only first won office with a four-point victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen in 2010,” Daily Kos notes.

Since then Haley has stumbled, bumbled and fumbled through her first two years in office … and watched her public support plunge accordingly.  In fact Haley’s negatives are solidifying with each new poll as the number of undecided voters shrinks.  Naturally, the liberals at the Daily Kos have a few predictable explanations for the lack of yeast in Haley’s numbers.

“Both sex and race could both be playing a role (Haley’s parents are immigrants from India),” the website speculates.

Please … Haley is unpopular because of colossal screw-ups like this and this.  And because of rank hypocrisy like this.

Hell, “sex and race” are probably the only things saving her at the moment …

Whatever reasons national liberals are assigning to Haley’s vulnerability, though, the fact remains they are aware of it – and eager to help Sheheen exploit it.  And that could spell real trouble down the road for this “Republican” governor of a “Red State.”

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15 comments

The Colonel December 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

The single worst thing that could happen to the state of South Carolina would be to allow our traditional brand of SC Democrats to return to the Governor’s mansion. Our last long term Democrat, Dick Riley, played fiddle while the state sank into the morass. His more recent successor, Jim Hodges, was an abject “special interest” failure.

The next worst thing we can do is continue to elect the “mouth breathing” moron RINOs we’ve had since Carol Campbell left office.

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The Colonel December 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

Oh – Sheheen is an empty suit.

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The Colonel December 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

A suit cut from traditional SC Democrat cloth…

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@BozMartin December 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

Not sure anyone would agree that our last governor was a “RINO”. A philandering fool and an ideology-besotted grandstanding freak, yes, but not a “RINO”.

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The Colonel December 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

No, you’re right, Mark Sanford deserves a special category all his own, RINO doesn’t really fit him.

How about Mark Sanford (PFF, SC) – (Penis Following Fool, Seeking Chapur).

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The Colonel December 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

“Mouth breather” and “moron” do fit Ol’Marky Mark quite well though.

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vicupstate December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

You are so full of shit Colonel. This state was much better off under Dem control. Not perfect by any means, but less corrupt than now.

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The Colonel December 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Yeah right – ask Ol’Jim Hodges where he got the $10,000,000 he used to finance his campaign.

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Conservative December 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Well, we could’ve had Bob Peeler! He would have been worse than Sanford, Hodges, Beasley, Haley or just about anyone else.
Thinking with his little head, filandering and underhanded, immoral, unethical attacks on his opponents. Attempts to destroy his detractors, affair with campaign worker/next door neighbor, attempted destruction her x and the private investigator, who caught him. Talk about idiocy abuse of process.

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sweepin December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

Wish that we should be so lucky as to have Vince successfully capitalize on this vulnerability.

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Jerry December 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I totally agree, Sheheen is needed badly to run this state. All Haley is doing is running SC in the sludge from Georgia’s port dredging. Crazy woman……I wish she was a man because she represents women poorly, very poorly.

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ex-neighbor December 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

Based on the picture, not aging well, is she? Looks like her mama.

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jim wiles December 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Boz the Buzzman does more damage in a sentence than a platoon of pundits.

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@BozMartin December 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Thank you. It’s a gift. Unfortunately, I too often forget the lesson that Twitter has taught me about the power of brevity. Also, my many arguments with twit-wits should have clued me to the fact that it’s a waste of time unless a cogent point is made thereby in the advancement of a sound argument.

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Lexhater December 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

We need Jake Knotts as Governor. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

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