There is increasing chatter about potential candidates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. The top polling candidates are currently Donald Trump - who disappointed in virtually every conceivable way when he previously held the highest office in the land - and Ron DeSantis, the popular Florida governor and an apparent maverick who has pushed against the federal government on issues like COVID restrictions and the LGBT agenda. However, it appears another familiar face may soon darken the door of the Southern electorate. Last week former SC Governor Nikki Haley did an interview which suggested that she is exploring the possibility of becoming a candidate.
Haley is one of the most despised contemporary politicians by Southern heritage supporters. Among this group, she is primarily remembered for taking the opportunity of the mass murder enacted by Dylann Roof to remove the long-contested Confederate flag off the grounds of the SC State Capital. She successfully parlayed her reaction to the tragedy into an entrée into national politics. Ever since, she has been adequately but unremarkably fulfilling her role as a minion of globalist operatives, performing duties such as cheerleading for war while acting as Ambassador to the United Nations.
Those of us who are familiar with her shifty behaviour will not be surprised to learn that if Haley were to run, she would be reneging on prior public declarations that she would not run against President Trump. Haley is currently polling in the single-digits as a 2024 contender by most measures, however, she is still on the short list. One wonders if she is hoping to be offered a running-mate position for which she would offer gender, race, age, and regional balance to a Trump candidacy.
I would like to think that the political aspirations of the duplicitous neocon would be a non-starter, but it would be premature to predict that. One local SC reporter who has been following Haley since she was a state representative remarks, “I have taken a dim view of Haley over the years, but I have never – and would never – write her off."
Perhaps she does have the skills and appeal to fully realize her highest ambitions. Still, we may be consoled by the fact that she is running for Captain of the Titanic - as empty a victory as ever could be.
The Carolina Contrarian, Anne Wilson Smith, is the author of Charlottesville Untold: Inside Unite the Right and Robert E. Lee: A History Book for Kids. She is the creator of Reckonin' and has contributed to the Abbeville Institute website and Vdare. She is a soft-spoken Southern belle by day, opinionated writer by night. She loves Jesus, her family, and her hometown. She enjoys floral dresses and acoustic guitar music. You may contact Carolina Contrarian at CarolinaContrarian@protonmail.com.