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Scarborough Warns Democrat Prez Candidates to Prepare for Nikki Haley

“If I were actually wargaming this, I would tell everybody thinking about running, plan your campaign against Donald Trump, but expect to be running against Nikki Haley. You have to think that way.”

“Morning Joe” viewers that President Trump might not be the Republican nominee for president in 2020.
Poetic Justice

Regime Change Disarrange

The Trump White House remains chaotic and strange,
A place where malevolence and incompetence interchange.
It’s a place where diplomacy
Is tinged with idiocy,
Where Tillerson and Haley can’t agree on regime change.

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S.C.’s Haley Endorses Rubio

I wanted someone with fight. I wanted somebody with passion. I wanted somebody who has the conviction to do the right thing. But I wanted somebody humble enough (who) remembers that you work for all the people.

— South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), endorsing Sen. Marco Rubio for president, reports The State.

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Haley Steps Into GOP Leadership Vacuum

In a 2016 field with no clear frontrunner, yet no shortage of candidates, it took a non-candidate to recognize a major national moment and, well, lead. Gov. Nikki Haley did what governors and leaders more broadly seek to do all the time – to unite, to push forward, and to heal, all in the wake of unspeakable tragedy.
… Yes, this raises her veepstakes stock. But that’s almost secondary to the example she set. She managed to drain the politics out of a charged debate over the Confederate flag that’s been popping up for longer than she’s been alive. She consulted with national and state leaders in both parties to a degree that she could appear with both Democrats and Republicans in announcing her new position. She cut through a muddled, half-hearted set of responses from 2016ers and now sees them drafting behind her leadership. Out of a tragic story, this is politics at its best – not as pejorative but as a force for the positive.

— Rick Klein, for ABC News.
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Why S.C.’s Confederate Flag Is Not at Half-Mast Following Charleston Killings

In South Carolina, the governor does not have legal authority to alter the flag. Only the General Assembly can do that.

— A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), quoted by ABC News, on why only the Confederate flag flying over the state capitol wasn’t at half-mast after the Charleston shootings.

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Haley: It’s Hard to Switch from Campaign to Governing Mode

If you go back to how brutal my campaigns were, it was difficult to turn off the campaign switch and to remember to turn to governing.

— South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), in an interview with The State, on how anger from her 2010 race shaped her governing style.

News & Comment

SC Gov: Democrat Vince Sheheen Pulls within 4 Points of Palin’s GOP-Tea Party Pick

Vincent Sheheen
Vincent Sheheen
Here’s unexpected good news. A new poll [PDF] in South Carolina shows a tightening in the governor’s race. Democrat Vincent Sheheen has closed in on Palin/tea bagger favorite Nikki Haley, 41 percent to 45 percent — 13 percent undecided.

Haley has been seen as a rising star on the fringe right because of her association with Sarah Palin, whose endorsement helped her in the GOP primary.

Sheheen’s surge comes on the heels of word that conservatives in this fire-engine-red red state were organizing against Haley:

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