SC

Nikki Haley Can “Absolutely See” Not Running

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – who has been building a reelection machine for the past two years – told The Florence Morning News this week she may not seek a second term in 2014 after all. Citing family concerns – most notably her husband’s recent deployment to Afghanistan – Haley…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – who has been building a reelection machine for the past two years – told The Florence Morning News this week she may not seek a second term in 2014 after all.

Citing family concerns – most notably her husband’s recent deployment to Afghanistan – Haley told reporter John Sweeney that a grueling reelection campaign isn’t something she has committed to at this point.

“If we look and it’s too much on the family, I could absolutely see (not running again),” she told Sweeney.

Really?

Obviously Haley’s poll numbers remain seriously south of impressive, but at this point we’d peg her as the narrow favorite in a rematch against S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen – who lost by just four points to Haley in 2010, a Republican “wave” election. She also has more than $2 million in the bank for her reelection bid, as of the most recent (April 10) filing reports.

Accordingly, we think this “maybe I won’t run” talk is just that … talk … although the story was quickly picked up by the national media, who still view Haley as a “rising star” on the national political stage.

Frankly, we view this story as nothing more than Haley reminding voters of the fact her husband is in Afghanistan – and of her family’s “sacrifice” on our behalf (assuming you bought that narrative in the first place).

She’s running … no doubt about it.

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115 comments

Curious June 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

You know, for some reason, I don’t believe her.

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jimlewisowb June 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Yep, I believe her

Think she will cash in all her chips and start a new business venture that will make her and Colonel Eunuch billionaires

Curry Tacos Kiosks coming soon to a mall near you

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

It worked in Dallas for the black guy and the Mexican who opened their restaurant, “Nacho Mama.”

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

Shouldn’t Indian jokes be discurryged?

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Savannah For Haley June 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Maybe she’s moving to GA?

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Frank Pytel June 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

PRAISE GOD!!

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Elfego June 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

You must mean Allah!

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Frank Pytel June 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Yep. One in the same.

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? June 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Not when it comes to drone strikes or graduation ceremonies.

:)

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Curious June 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

You know, for some reason, I don’t believe her.

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jimlewisowb June 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Yep, I believe her

Think she will cash in all her chips and start a new business venture that will make her and Colonel Eunuch billionaires

Curry Tacos Kiosks coming soon to a mall near you

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

It worked in Dallas for the black guy and the Mexican who opened their restaurant, “Nacho Mama.”

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

Shouldn’t Indian jokes be discurryged?

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Savannah For Haley June 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Maybe she’s moving to GA?

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Frank Pytel June 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

PRAISE GOD!!

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Elfego June 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

You must mean Allah!

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Frank Pytel June 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Yep. One in the same.

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? June 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Not when it comes to drone strikes or graduation ceremonies.

:)

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ThreePalms June 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Please, Nikki. Don’t tease us. You know you will run again and we know the multitude of simpleton R voters will re-elect you. SC and her citizens must continue to pay the price.

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ThreePalms June 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Please, Nikki. Don’t tease us. You know you will run again and we know the multitude of simpleton R voters will re-elect you. SC and her citizens must continue to pay the price.

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Smirks June 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hard on your family? Yeah, running a gift shop sure is tough shit, right?

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CorruptionInColumbia June 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Heh-heh, giggle, heh-heh……………….. He said, “hard on”………..

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TheFunkyMonkey June 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Fine job as always, Smirks!

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Smirks June 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hard on your family? Yeah, running a gift shop sure is tough shit, right?

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CorruptionInColumbia June 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Heh-heh, giggle, heh-heh……………….. He said, “hard on”………..

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TheFunkyMonkey June 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Fine job as always, Smirks!

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GrandTango June 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Has Alvin Green announced his plans yet? He may the the most-suited (most representative) demcorat they’ve ahd in years…
What about (I feel like a bullet in the gun of) Robert ford…????

At any rate: Let’s hope Green of Ford does not run: FITS “LIKES” them too much…but he can still obssess over Haley…if she runs…

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GreenvilleLwyr June 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I am having a hard time deciding which I should critique: your logic (actually, the lack thereof) or your spelling (demcorat? Green?).

UPDATE: Don’t even think about editing out your spelling mistakes and calling me an idiot. Screenshot is saved.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

UPDATE: Don’t even think about editing out your spelling mistakes and calling me an idiot.

You are giving BigT/GrandTango waaaaaayyyy too much credit.

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GreenvilleLwyr June 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

He’s done that to me at least two other times.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

DANG.

I didn’t think it was even possible to underestimate BigT/GrandTango, but apparently I did it.

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm

“Greene”, Grand Tango, if his name had been “Green”, he wouldn’t have won the primary.

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GreenvilleLwyr June 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

If you may recall, there was a lot of discussion about the fact that his name with the “e” on the end appeared to be a “black” spelling, and therefore many black voters simply voted for the name. Without the “e”, that likely would not have happened.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

Precisely.

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

Ummmmm…… you might want to reread what I wrote, Hoss.

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EJB June 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

mea culpa

Maggie Mae June 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Nikki Haley is a whiner looking for someone to beg her to run again. She is glad her husband is overseas – she will use that like crazy in a reelection campaign – that is one of the reasons she is actually glad he is overseas. We all know the other reason.

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Maggie Mae June 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Nikki Haley is a whiner looking for someone to beg her to run again. She is glad her husband is overseas – she will use that like crazy in a reelection campaign – that is one of the reasons she is actually glad he is overseas. We all know the other reason.

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This is just a chickenshit way of getting national attention since she isn’t doing anything else worthwhile. Isn’t Mikie’s tour just nine months “over there”?

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coolhandluke June 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

FN, just what in the Hell can a governor do in this state, male or female? All the fucking power rests with the legislature. Been that way since the Tillman days and designed that way for a purpose. Did you notice in the State liberal rag the other day how those legislatures cleverly protect themselves and get rich? Notice how many were in the pharmacy business?

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This is just a chickenshit way of getting national attention since she isn’t doing anything else worthwhile. Isn’t Mikie’s tour just nine months “over there”?

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coolhandluke June 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

FN, just what in the Hell can a governor do in this state, male or female? All the fucking power rests with the legislature. Been that way since the Tillman days and designed that way for a purpose. Did you notice in the State liberal rag the other day how those legislatures cleverly protect themselves and get rich? Notice how many were in the pharmacy business?

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Perhaps she is “fishing” for something better – has she spoken with DeMint lately? National ticket, perhaps? But she does have the buzz going, ha ha!

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Perhaps she is “fishing” for something better – has she spoken with DeMint lately? National ticket, perhaps? But she does have the buzz going, ha ha!

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coolhandluke June 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Boy, I sure hope she runs and wins again, she is a HOT HOT governess. I mean if you we live in the only state in the CONUS whose government is organized and designed for its legislature to govern with the governor or governess having little power, just someone the uneducated electorate and State paper can make disparaging comments about and blame all the shitty laws, bills, budgets, etc passed on her, then at least we should have someone HOT like Halley to look at and drool over as Sic Willie does. Its no wonder that little boy, Sic Willie, wants everyone to think he had sexual relations with her. Dream on Little Willie.

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

The Governess has a need for adoration, publicity and status which she definitely is not getting in SC.

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coolhandluke June 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Boy, I sure hope she runs and wins again, she is a HOT HOT governess. I mean if you we live in the only state in the CONUS whose government is organized and designed for its legislature to govern with the governor or governess having little power, just someone the uneducated electorate and State paper can make disparaging comments about and blame all the shitty laws, bills, budgets, etc passed on her, then at least we should have someone HOT like Halley to look at and drool over as Sic Willie does. Its no wonder that little boy, Sic Willie, wants everyone to think he had sexual relations with her. Dream on Little Willie.

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

The Governess has a need for adoration, publicity and status which she definitely is not getting in SC.

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Marie Harrison June 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Like she really cares about her family. Puleeeez.

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Marie Harrison June 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Like she really cares about her family. Puleeeez.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

OK, how about this scenario? Nikki doesn’t run, but somehow has access to that two million in campaign funds. Her, Mikey, and the kids, jet (or boat) to India with the two million where they will receive a hero’s welcome and live like queens for the rest of their lives. The kids are too young to be held responsible so they are free to come back to or leave the USA anytime the like once they reach adulthood in a few years.

She has shamelessly whored her position (Governor, not the other ones) since almost day one of taking office, with trips all over the US raising funds. I never quite understood what LEGITIMATE reason donors in CA would have giving her tons of money, being she is Governor of SC and all.

This might turn out to be a win, win, situation for South Carolina if she did such. Hell, I’d hold the door for her as she was walking onto the plane or boat if she did. We “might” have a strong contender for Governor to run against Sheheen if she flew the coup with the money and we wouldn’t have to listen to nauseating reports of her doing as her buddy Sarah Palin did and tour the country, pretending to want to run for President while fools (probably the same ones who did it for Palin) throw money at her and buy her books. OH PLEASE LET IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!

Otherwise, Sheheen is going to be a shoo-in. After such a narrow defeat, shitloads of voters who voted for Haley last time (to include myself) will not be voting for her this time. Also like myself, they may not vote for Sheheen, but those votes will not be going to her. She will not see a second term as SC Governor.

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Since I am not familiar with the rules/laws regarding unspent campaign funds, what happens when the person does not run in any other election?

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

change “happens” to “applies”

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CorruptionInColumbia June 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Good question! I am not 100% sure, but I would imagine the almighty party will somehow be the beneficiary. I could be wrong and welcome clarification. This is one more reason it would be a good thing if she just took it and relocated.

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EJB June 25, 2013 at 7:23 am

I believe they have to spend it on campaign related things though not necessarily their own campaigns. She could use it to support Sheheen’s opponent if she didn’t run or, I think, donate it to a super PAC.

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bogart June 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Sanford used his to pay his ethics fines and legal fees……so in other words,the left over monies can be used for affairs.

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EJB June 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

Anyone who does not vote for Sheheen’s opponent IS voting for Sheheen. Putting your head in the sand only makes it easier for them to hit you in the ass.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

I realize that there is truth in what you say. I hope for the good of the state, Nikki drops out and we get someone with some character running on the Republican ticket. There is no way in hell that I can vote for Nikki again. Neither will I be inclined to vote directly for a Sheheen. I will cast my vote for the most interesting third-party candidate, if Nikki is still running, and let the chips fall where they may.

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

Bet the parents would go also, especially given the fact that they have that huge, almost a half million, judgement against them in Orangeburg Cty.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

OK, how about this scenario? Nikki doesn’t run, but somehow has access to that two million in campaign funds. Her, Mikey, and the kids, jet (or boat) to India with the two million where they will receive a hero’s welcome and live like queens for the rest of their lives. The kids are too young to be held responsible so they are free to come back to or leave the USA anytime the like once they reach adulthood in a few years.

She has shamelessly whored her position (Governor, not the other ones) since almost day one of taking office, with trips all over the US raising funds. I never quite understood what LEGITIMATE reason donors in CA would have giving her tons of money, being she is Governor of SC and all.

This might turn out to be a win, win, situation for South Carolina if she did such. Hell, I’d hold the door for her as she was walking onto the plane or boat if she did. We “might” have a strong contender for Governor to run against Sheheen if she flew the coup with the money and we wouldn’t have to listen to nauseating reports of her doing as her buddy Sarah Palin did and tour the country, pretending to want to run for President while fools (probably the same ones who did it for Palin) throw money at her and buy her books. OH PLEASE LET IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!

Otherwise, Sheheen is going to be a shoo-in. After such a narrow defeat, shitloads of voters who voted for Haley last time (to include myself) will not be voting for her this time. Also like myself, they may not vote for Sheheen, but those votes will not be going to her. She will not see a second term as SC Governor.

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Since I am not familiar with the rules/laws regarding unspent campaign funds, what happens when the person does not run in any other election?

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

change “happens” to “applies”

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CorruptionInColumbia June 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Good question! I am not 100% sure, but I would imagine the almighty party will somehow be the beneficiary. I could be wrong and welcome clarification. This is one more reason it would be a good thing if she just took it and relocated.

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EJB June 25, 2013 at 7:23 am

I believe they have to spend it on campaign related things though not necessarily their own campaigns. She could use it to support Sheheen’s opponent if she didn’t run or, I think, donate it to a super PAC.

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bogart June 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Sanford used his to pay his ethics fines and legal fees……so in other words,the left over monies can be used for affairs.

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EJB June 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

Anyone who does not vote for Sheheen’s opponent IS voting for Sheheen. Putting your head in the sand only makes it easier for them to hit you in the ass.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

I realize that there is truth in what you say. I hope for the good of the state, Nikki drops out and we get someone with some character running on the Republican ticket. There is no way in hell that I can vote for Nikki again. Neither will I be inclined to vote directly for a Sheheen. I will cast my vote for the most interesting third-party candidate, if Nikki is still running, and let the chips fall where they may.

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

Bet the parents would go also, especially given the fact that they have that huge, almost a half million, judgement against them in Orangeburg Cty.

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Simonne Freud June 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Agree, you cannot take anything she says at face value.
She doesn’t even know she is lying when she lies.
it is one of her many character flaws and personality disorders.

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

It’s called pathological lying, a form of mental illness. Can’t believe her parents never got help for her illness.

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Simonne Freud June 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Agree, you cannot take anything she says at face value.
She doesn’t even know she is lying when she lies.
it is one of her many character flaws and personality disorders.

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

It’s called pathological lying, a form of mental illness. Can’t believe her parents never got help for her illness.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

The only way she won’t run is if she is running for a higher office.

Indictments, convictions, allegedly boinking bloggers/underage Dominican hookers/interns/Argentine paramours only slightly less horsey looking than their wives ……none of this slows politicians down. The one thing our elected officials have in common is “NO SHAME”.

Hell, It wouldn’t surprise me to see “Wide Stance” run for office again.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

The only way she won’t run is if she is running for a higher office.

Indictments, convictions, allegedly boinking bloggers/underage Dominican hookers/interns/Argentine paramours only slightly less horsey looking than their wives ……none of this slows politicians down. The one thing our elected officials have in common is “NO SHAME”.

Hell, It wouldn’t surprise me to see “Wide Stance” run for office again.

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Shangri La June 24, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I just saw 10 Indian engineers at Hooters demanding that Curry Wings be added to the menu. The waitress surprised me with her wit. She offered them Curry Beef Wings. When one said they didn’t eat beef, she called him a liar and said “I saw you Beeshay, eating Angel out in the VIP room at Platinum last night. What do you think a heifer is you dumbass. If she ain’t a cow I don’t know what is”

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Shangri La June 24, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I just saw 10 Indian engineers at Hooters demanding that Curry Wings be added to the menu. The waitress surprised me with her wit. She offered them Curry Beef Wings. When one said they didn’t eat beef, she called him a liar and said “I saw you Beeshay, eating Angel out in the VIP room at Platinum last night. What do you think a heifer is you dumbass. If she ain’t a cow I don’t know what is”

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Buford Pusser June 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I think she is on the fence. She may realize that a defeat for a 2nd term in a red state would deal a serious blow to any national aspirations. If she sees the writing on the wall that the 2nd term is up in the air she may very well claim “family concerns” to preserve her hope of a federal position.

The dems biggest problem during the camping season may be narrowing down which of the Haley scandals and missteps to focus on, they would need Bill Gates kind of money to buy TV time for them all.

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Good analysis.

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dwb619 June 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

The only way she won’t run is if the GOP dumps her.

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Buford Pusser June 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I think she is on the fence. She may realize that a defeat for a 2nd term in a red state would deal a serious blow to any national aspirations. If she sees the writing on the wall that the 2nd term is up in the air she may very well claim “family concerns” to preserve her hope of a federal position.

The dems biggest problem during the camping season may be narrowing down which of the Haley scandals and missteps to focus on, they would need Bill Gates kind of money to buy TV time for them all.

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Finius Nullis June 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Good analysis.

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dwb619 June 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

The only way she won’t run is if the GOP dumps her.

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Dazed & Confused June 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm

What’s she gonna do with the rest of her life — bake cookies? Sell lingerie in Bamburg? Work at her church? Lobby for BlueCross / BlueShield?

The quote is nonsense. Of course she’s running. And of course SC voters will re-elect her because, as Forrest Gump says, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

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Dazed & Confused June 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm

What’s she gonna do with the rest of her life — bake cookies? Sell lingerie in Bamburg? Work at her church? Lobby for BlueCross / BlueShield?

The quote is nonsense. Of course she’s running. And of course SC voters will re-elect her because, as Forrest Gump says, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

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screwednsc June 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

She may be running, but she better have a enough money for gas after the campaign to drive her “TATA” motors car back to Lexington. Because she will not win. Conservative Petition Candidate draws 15% of the vote and Haley loses.

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

Hope she selsl the house in Governlor’s Grant. If the family moves back in, the property values will take a dive.

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don June 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

She has been raising money nonstop. She has large donors giving to 4 different pacs. She has a charity where she funnels money to save taxes and get positive publicity but actually is storing money to be spent later.

There are many ways to spend charity and campaign money on oneself. It just takes a greedy attitude and a “I don’t give a damn what you think” attitude.

And of course there is always the out and out “cash in the brown bag” version of politicians savings account…

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

I still find it odd that the contact ph. # for Original Six is a land line based in Bamberg.

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Finius Nullis June 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

Does anyone answer the phone or return your calls when you leave a message (if you can)?

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screwednsc June 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

She may be running, but she better have a enough money for gas after the campaign to drive her “TATA” motors car back to Lexington. Because she will not win. Conservative Petition Candidate draws 15% of the vote and Haley loses.

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

Hope she sells the house in Governlor’s Grant. If the family moves back in, the property values will take a dive.

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don June 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

She has been raising money nonstop. She has large donors giving to 4 different pacs. She has a charity where she funnels money to save taxes and get positive publicity but actually is storing money to be spent later.

There are many ways to spend charity and campaign money on oneself. It just takes a greedy attitude and a “I don’t give a damn what you think” attitude.

And of course there is always the out and out “cash in the brown bag” version of politicians savings account…

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Marie Harrison June 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

I still find it odd that the contact ph. # for Original Six is a land line based in Bamberg.

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Finius Nullis June 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

Does anyone answer the phone or return your calls when you leave a message (if you can)?

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Nölff June 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

She’s probably pulling a Palin. A book must be in the works.

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Nölff June 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

She’s probably pulling a Palin. A book must be in the works.

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TheFunkyMonkey June 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

She a rising star on the national scene for two primary reasons. She says all the right things and acts the way that the Republican party wants her to. And the national stage is much broader than the State so outsiders don’t live here and have to be governed by the cunt.

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dwb619 June 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

This is the Palin, Bachmann, and the crazy witch from Delaware party.

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TheFunkyMonkey June 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

She a rising star on the national scene for two primary reasons. She says all the right things and acts the way that the Republican party wants her to. And the national stage is much broader than the State so outsiders don’t live here and have to be governed by the cunt.

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dwb619 June 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

This is the Palin, Bachmann, and the crazy witch from Delaware party.

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Thomas June 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

It is as simple as her “campaign manager” is in Afghanistan. With two million, she could take Rep Wilson’s seat in 2016.

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Thomas June 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

It is as simple as her “campaign manager” is in Afghanistan. With two million, she could take Rep Wilson’s seat in 2016.

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snickering June 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Niki is not going to run if someone politically smarter is available . She’s not going to run. Anyone in south Carolina fits that bill.

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snickering June 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Niki is not going to run if someone politically smarter is available . She’s not going to run. Anyone in south Carolina fits that bill.

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