Nikki Haley Tries To Soldier On After Big Loss

If candidates don’t win in their home state during primary season, most of them would probably be smart to wrap up their campaign. But that’s not what Nikki Haley is doing.

Even though presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump won South Carolina with 60% of the vote, Haley said she’ll stay in the race until at least Super Tuesday on March 5. On that day, around a third of the country will hold primary elections and caucuses.

In a political climate dominated by extremes on both the Left and the Right, Haley presents herself as a champion of the classic brand of Conservatism that was prevalent before Donald Trump’s rise in 2016.

“I’m not giving up this fight when a majority of Americans disapprove of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” she said. “I said earlier this week that no matter what happens in South Carolina, I would continue to run for President. I’m a woman of my word.”

But it might be difficult for Haley to continue for much longer. Especially since her biggest financial backer, Americans For Prosperity, has decided to stop supporting her campaign.

The President of Americans for Prosperity, Emily Seidel, commended Haley for her effort. But she also made it clear the organization is ready to go in a new direction following Haley’s ugly loss in South Carolina.

“She has made it clear that she will continue to fight, and we wholeheartedly support her in this effort,” Seidel said. “But given the challenges in the primary states ahead, we don’t believe any outside group can make a material difference to widen her path to victory.”

The future plans of Americans For Prosperity for the 2024 election and beyond, is discussed below in the article by Al-Jazeera.

Haley may have lost badly in South Carolina to Trump. But following her defeat in the Palmetto State, she was still business as usual as she headed north on February 26 to prepare for the Michigan primary on February 27.

But even though she’s still trying to compete, it’s hard to see how Haley will even begin to put a dent in Trump’s momentum.

The crowd that came out to support her in Oakland County, Michigan looked thin in some spots, as shown by this video on Twitter from a Haley supporter.

Nikki Haley can try to fight and compete all she wants. But it’s clear: Donald Trump is rolling through primary season. The GOP Presidential nomination will be decided in July at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s Trump’s to lose.