I’ve been away for a week at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s summer honors program. It’s quite the unique and hugely edifying educational experience. And I will say more about it from time to time.
Meanwhile, the real …
Is the Longing for Deliberation a Low-Energy Fantasy?
The most charming fantasy on the web right now is Hugh Hewitt imagining that the deliberation of an open convention could be guided by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They would, in the name of the Republican principles of economic …
The Downside of Nikki Haley’s Endorsement
Charleston, S.C. — What a difference one week makes.
Last Wednesday, following an embarrassing fifth-place showing in New Hampshire, Marco Rubio was on the ropes. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were heading into South Carolina as firm first- and …
Kevin’s remarks about Haley — we used to have to specify which governor we were talking about, Nikki or Barbour, but now I guess it’s just Nikki — reminded me of a George Will line in 2000. The line …
Slow Down the Haley-For-Veep Talk
Back in 2010, I said “Nikki Haley is likely to be the subject of political ticket talk in 2012 and 2016.”
After Haley’s response to the State of the Union last night, the “make Haley the GOP nominee’s running mate!” buzz …
Nikki Haley Picks Tim Scott for U.S. Senate
Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.
Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. …
SC Governor Haley: No ‘Placeholder’ in Senate
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley just released the following statement regarding the process of filling the vacancy created by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s retirement:
As I continue to consider the impending U.S. Senate vacancy, many have discussed …
Time for Dick Harpootlian to Go
If we had a press that had even the vaguest sense of even-handedness, there would be loud cries for the resignation for either of the TWO Democratic state-party chairs who comparing their opposition to Nazis.
Today’s comment, in case …
Haley’s Endorsement Blazes for Mitt Like a Comet
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley just endorsed Mitt Romney on Fox News.
That is a big get, and is likely to move Romney’s numbers in that state.
Romney needs it, too; tn the RealClearPolitics average, Romney trails Newt Gingrich …
Nikki Haley & Lindsey Graham, Teaming Up Against Obamacare
One of the favorites of South Carolina conservatives, Gov. Nikki Haley, and one of their least favorites, Sen. Lindsey Graham, are teaming up to promote legislation that would permit states such as the Palmetto State to “opt out” of Obamacare.
Are Conservatism’s Problems Skin Deep?
Byron York’s description of the South Carolina GOP’s mourning over the nomination of Donald Trump reminds me of something I’ve seen on twitter. It is a picture of Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, and Tim Scott with the caption that this …
How Marco Rubio Won Nikki Haley’s Endorsement, and Clinched Second in South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. — Nikki Haley made her decision over dinner. Three dinners, to be exact. They were casual, held at the South Carolina governor’s mansion, in the family quarters rather than in the formal dining room. Having long …
Notice the ‘She’s Not One of Us’ Attacks on Haley
With Nikki Haley endorsing Marco Rubio, she’s getting criticized, as she should expect.
Nikki Haley endorses Rubio. Bc the 1 thing she is determined to do is replace those awful sons of the Confederacy with Bangledeshi migrants
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) …
I seem to be in the minority in not having thought much of Governor Nikki Haley’s SOTU response last night. I’m an admirer of Governor Haley’s and suspect that she is bound for a bigger role in …
New Nikki Haley Ad in South Carolina: ‘Crickets’
A new ad from the reelection campaign of Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina:
No one has publicly polled this race since July, but the last three surveys had Haley ahead by a significant margin.
New South Carolina Senator Announced Today
The AP reports that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will announcing a replacement for U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint at noon Monday at the Statehouse.
For what it is worth, the Post and Courier of Charleston urged Haley to pick …
Haley: I’m Not Appointing Myself to the U.S. Senate
Governor Nikki Haley today released the following statement regarding U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s retirement and the process of filling the vacancy it creates:
Appointing a new member of the U.S. Senate is a solemn duty, and I …
‘Even these minimum-wage jobs in this economy can be pretty tough to find.’
In an article about the allegedly horrific scandal of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s 14-year-old daughter working in the gift shop of the South Carolina state house, there’s an inadvertently damning indictment of our current economy:
“Even these …
Could Boeing’s Fight With the NLRB Be a Big Political Issue?
The good folks at Civitas released a new poll today, contending that, “amidst the heated debate between Boeing and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), 67 percent of North Carolina voters think Gov. Bev Perdue should take action to prevent the …
A Sleeper Race? Or Do You Mean a Snoozer?
Not long ago, Chuck Todd asked, “Is [the South Carolina governor's race] the under-the-radar sleeper race folks are missing?”
If you define “Nikki Haley ahead by 9″ as a competitive sleeper race, then I suppose so.
Having said that, take …