National Politics - 2016

Nikki Haley "May Not Endorse"

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR MULLING HER OPTIONS S.C. governor Nikki Haley has told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper she “may not endorse” in the Palmetto State’s pivotal “First in the South” presidential primary. “The decision is whether an endorsement would matter, and whether I jump out there or stay out of…


S.C. governor Nikki Haley has told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper she “may not endorse” in the Palmetto State’s pivotal “First in the South” presidential primary.

“The decision is whether an endorsement would matter, and whether I jump out there or stay out of it,” Haley told reporter Andrew Shain.

This website has been tracking Haley’s 2016 endorsement dilemma for several weeks …

Her basic problem?  She badly miscalculated the mood of her own party in delivering a broadly-panned response to Barack Obama‘s final State of the Union address.

At a time when GOP voters wanted to hear someone who shared their contempt with Washington, D.C.’s bipartisan failure – Haley basically told them to shut up and stop complaining.

Then she made matters worse by clumsily trying to walk it all back.

Haley’s full-frontal embrace of the “Republican” establishment has left her with literally nowhere to go in terms of a presidential endorsement – as all of the status quo GOP candidates are struggling to gain traction in the Palmetto State.

Four years ago, Haley endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney – which proved to be a “kiss of death” to the establishment politician’s South Carolina candidacy.  At the time she backed Romney, Haley was at her nadir – polling at just over 52 percent among “Republican” voters.  She has since rehabilitated her standing with the GOP electorate – although that star power suddenly has no real outlet.


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Flip February 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Endorsing someone other than Trump may hurt her, and she won’t endorse Trump. Acting in her self interest is all she does so this is not shocking.

guru February 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm

And I doubt he would even want her endorsement…would you?

emmiekate February 16, 2016 at 6:53 pm

U got that right!!!!!

Nobody Wants Her February 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm

She is too wishy washy.

Scooter February 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm

She, absolutely, can not be trusted.

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jimlewisowb February 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm

“Haley’s full-frontal”

Damn right skippy, the Gypsy Queen has become the McHaley of Politics

Everyone has eaten there, none have been satisfied

Roll on Gypsy Queen Dooh Nibor, dammit roll on !!

erneba February 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm

I would avoid endorsing anyone like I would avoid the clap.
She can’t win, and she knows it. With so many candidates and how they are polling, avoiding another embarrassment would be difficult.

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 5:28 pm

But because she is doing the smart thing, southmauldin calls her a scumbag.
I’ll say it once. Haley is smarter than anyone at this blog — Founder, editor or commenter. That’s why she is where she is and we are where we are.

haley exposed February 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

I have to agree. After apparently having multiple affairs and siding with Al Sharpton/Louis FaraCON on taking the confederate flag down (as a first step to removing the American Flag with another liberal SCOTUS), she is still flying high=NOT! Trump ‘trumped’ her!

The Dude February 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm

She is doing the convenient / expedient thing, which is par for the course.

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

Sometimes the expedient thing is the smart course.

Pam Steele February 17, 2016 at 12:47 am

I beg to differ. She is where she is because she is female and a Sikh from India.

Bible Thumper February 17, 2016 at 5:35 am

Yeah, there are a lot of women governors with Sikh parents.

otis February 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Two more years to play politics, then right back to the private sector. She did it to herself.

Elfego February 17, 2016 at 11:24 am

I agree,she messed up a promising future in politics. I do not care who you are once you take sides you offend some who are already in your camp. I voted for Haley twice but no more. I see where she came out and said anyone but Trump.
I have already voted and did not vote for Trump but will support him if chosen. One thing for certain she will not get another vote of mine.

southmauldin February 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

There is no clear frontrunner yet, and she only wants to jump on the bandwagon, not take a chance on endorsing a possible loser. Typical political scumbag. She could have endorsed Trump and gotten a job in his administration or a position in his business, but she had to let the state of the union response go to her head and badmouth him. Or maybe she realized that if he did give her a job, he would soon recognize that she was completely incompetent.

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Then of course if Trump doesn’t win …..
Did ya think about that?

JosephineSouthern February 16, 2016 at 10:44 pm

Have you seen the people at his rallys? The rallys are just awesome, everybody loves them
and is so happy to support a candidate who will work heart and soul for the cause. I have seen tears in their eyes. We are all praying for Trump to be the nominee. If the GOP Party screws us out of our nominee they will be sorry.

JosephineSouthern February 16, 2016 at 10:39 pm

There is a clear frontrunner, Mr. Donald J. Trump, it is just not cut in stone.
Don’t worry, my friend was in N. Augusta yesterday and they all went to the rally, all are voting
for Trump Saturday. She said it was thrilling; I just watched it and Trump was superb.

Matthew A Locke February 16, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Maybe this is karma. She sold the heritage and honor of our veterans out for a chance at higher office, she gave a terrible rebuttle to the state of the union address and was meant to be her sales pitch for a ride to the vp slot with Jeb or Rubio however both appear increasingly to be lame ducks. Trump will not touch her with a barge pole and who can blame him and Cruz will do well to keep her at arms length.

Flip February 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm

A pox on your traitors rag!

Matthew A Locke February 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm

A well thought out and balanced argument you make, full of insight, reason and I believe it adequately reflects your character and intellectual prowess.

Myrtle the Bitch February 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm

I was with Treasurer Curtis Loftis yesterday and in 1 hour he had 3 calls asking for his endorsement. He then cut his ringer off and the phone vibrated for the rest of the meeting. This campaign is getting rougher and tougher and there may not be anybody left standing when it is over. I will be glad when Saturday is history.

Patrolman Billy February 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm

He is a big get but if he is smart he will stay out of it.

Pam Steele February 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm

She removed the flag of our ancestors in her attempt to appease the always complaining people. This has not been forgotten, or will it ever. What could she possibly know how American’s feel about their history snd heritage ?

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Not the flag of all of our ancestors.

Haley=liberal February 16, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Haley folded like a cheap tent-like she would on Amnesty and liberal SCOTUS on Amnesty:

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Wednesday that the American flag should be taken down instead of the Confederate flag.

The activist made his comments at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., just one week after nine black individuals were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested less than 24 hours after the massacre in connection with the massacre.

Pam Steele February 17, 2016 at 12:35 am

What has become of that simple minded Dylann Roof ? No one has heard a word as to where he is, upcoming court dates, etc. Was he a pawn perhaps?

JosephineSouthern February 16, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Certainly NOT hers! Who elected her anyway.

Pam Steele February 17, 2016 at 12:32 am

I was referring to the people of South Carolina, not the entire country. That is the flag of OUR ancestors.

emmiekate February 16, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Who cares about Haley….I hope she’s out next election.

Soft Sigh from Hell February 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm

What would be the downside of endorsing no one but later working hard for the eventual nominee?

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm

She won’t work for Trump if he is the nominee.

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 7:42 pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she may not endorse anyone ahead of Saturday’s first-in-the-South GOP primary, but if she does, it certainly won’t be Donald Trump.

Haley said Tuesday she’s still trying to make up her mind. But she said Trump represents “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.”

Saul February 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm

She will flip flop on her Trump position when it benifits her, just like she did on the flag when she could gain some political points on the issue

Pam Steele February 17, 2016 at 12:41 am

No votes for TURNCOATS ! She was warned …….

Pam Steele February 17, 2016 at 12:39 am

Trump doesn’t want her and neither do the people of SC !!!!!

CorruptionInColumbia February 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm

LOL! The skank nobody wants to dance with at the prom because she gave one of the guys crabs (Mitt) and now everyone’s afraid to be associated with her.

Here’s hoping she fades rapidly into political and socio-economic obscurity once her term is up.

It would be quite pleasurable to see one of these roaches reap what they have sown regarding their shameless cronyism and other self-serving graft.

Haley is a Joke February 17, 2016 at 11:59 am

It’s a felony in your state to falsely allege that someone has a STD when they don’t. Perhaps you need to be checked out by your State Police? Don’t do the crime if you don’t want to do … five years in prison, chump.

CorruptionInColumbia February 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
““I had fallen through a trapdoor of depression,” said Mark, who was fond of theatrical metaphors”
synonyms: figure of speech, image, trope, analogy, comparison, symbol, word painting/picture
“the profusion of metaphors in her everyday speech has gotten pretty tiresome”
a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, especially something abstract.
“the amounts of money being lost by the company were enough to make it a metaphor for an industry that was teetering”

Nobody Wants Her February 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Ahhh … She will be needing a job next year, so she is going to play it safe in case Trump wins ( as it is looking like he will. And by a landslide, I might add ).

Vicky S February 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Haley pissed in her cornflakes when she removed the flag…go back to being a so called account loser!

JosephineSouthern February 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm

I don’t know any candidates that want her endorsement, well, maybe Bush!

iberealcool February 16, 2016 at 11:58 pm

Don’t you just love the way all of the pundits were talking about her being number one on the vp list? Talk about out of touch. Trump is turning the GOP inside out and I hope he does it long enough to get it back to the party I joined in 1980. It sucks now.

ELCID February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

She’s already endorsed: first Bush, then Rubio.
She hates Trump, therefore I love Trump.
We can only hope that a Trump election will spell the end of the Haley Crime Wave.


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