There was a time not so long ago that I would have told you that Nikki Haley was probably the odds-on-favorite to be the Republican nominee in 2024.
Well, a lot has changed since I first thought that, and it changed even more so with the latest announcement by Haley.
Reports are now breaking that Haley will NOT run in 2024 if Donald Trump decides to give it another go.
In the underworld of political junkies, this is a huge story because it confirms two things.
First, Haley IS seriously considering a run at the presidency.
Second, it also shows that regardless of the problems Haley and Trump are currently experiencing, Haley still supports Trump…
I asked @NikkiHaley if she would support Donald Trump if he runs again in 2024.
“Yes,” she told me.
“I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” she added. “That’s something that we will have a conversation about, at some point.”
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— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) April 12, 2021
My take on all of this is that Haley is trying to figure a way to lure Trump supporters back into her fold, something that will not be easy to do.
Considering her comments about January 6 and the aftermath, I just do not see Trump supporters forgiving her unless Trump himself gives her the thumbs up and even then, I think it would be a stretch.
Source: Fox News