Warren Norman, the son of U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, introduced Nikki Haley at a reelection campaign event for his father on March 2, 2020.
The younger Norman was not sure how to refer to her.
“Do I call you Ambassador Haley? Governor Haley?” he asked. “Future President Haley?”
The crowd of more than 1,000 South Carolina Republicans sheepishly cheered.
“I think that speaks for itself,” he said.
Although Haley has been relatively quiet about her future political ambitions, Republican voters in her state and a pliant conservative media have been floating the idea for some time.
The former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump has been viewed as the future of the Republican Party.
Haley focused her comments towards supporting Norman, who won a special election in 2017 to replace former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Norman and Haley have been close allies during their days in the South Carolina Statehouse.
“He’s a conservative, but more than that he fights for you and he always has fought for you,” Haley said about Norman, giving him praise for consistently supporting President Trump. Haley also warned that Norman will need to be in Congress if a Democrat wins in 2020. However, she went on and said, “we don’t want to think about that.”
Those in attendance at the event where thinking beyond the 2020 election.
“Ambassador Haley, whatever you decide to do in four years, whatever that is, let me give you a pledge,” Norman said after Haley spoke: “We’re going to fill this place three times over. We’re going to lead the way in South Carolina for Ambassador Nikki Haley.”
“She’s definitely going to run, there’s no doubt in my mind,” said Richard Tucker, a sales executive from Lake Wylie. “I think the entire state would turn out for her.”
Even though many of the attendees love potential candidates such as Senator Ted Cruz, Vice President Mike Pence, and Donald Trump Jr., they had doubts about any of them beating Haley in the Palmetto State during the 2024 primaries.
“I love Cruz, I love Pence,” said Connie Agee, a retired state employee. “But this is Haley country.”
A Haley presidency would be a return to the Bush-era policies of nation-building and milquetoast conservatism that does nothing to address pressing civilizational issues such as mass migration and America’s imperial overreach.
Haley’s decision to join the board of Boeing and set-up a nonprofit organization Stand for America shows that she’s playing the long game for 2024.
The former South Carolina Governor is clearly positioning herself for that election and the media and the Astroturf grassroots are hyping her up.
Liberty conservatives should be wary of Haley and make sure to support candidates that are actually solid on the issues and are willing to take the globalists head on.