Republicans are warning against people discounting Nikki Haley in the 2024 presidential race, especially as her campaign rollout week has gone better than expected.
On Wednesday, Haley started her campaign in Charleston, South Carolina, before proceeding with an event in New Hampshire. Haley has so far presented that the main theme of her campaign is going to be the need for newer leadership that will take over Washington and fix the problems the nation faces going forward.
While speaking to a crowd of supporters at a rally in Charleston, S.C., she said that “America is not past its prime,” but “our politicians are.”
So far both Republican operatives and strategists have been receptive to the message, especially following the GOP’s underwhelming performance in the 2022 midterm elections. Still, Haley’s path to winning the presidential nomination is not an easy one.
Dallas Woodhouse, a GOP operative and the executive director of the conservative South Carolina Policy Council has said that Republicans and conservatives should consider her, especially because the Republican party “has an image problem” that Haley could help with regardless of whether or not she wins.
He continued to say that the GOP is “in uncharted waters like we’ve never seen before,” and that many people consider Haley “a pretty good candidate.” Voters also have a “funny way” of determining which candidate they would prefer, so Haley’s chances of beating former President Donald Trump or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are still undetermined.