5 Possible Reasons Why Nikki Haley Is Staying in the Race

Five Possible Reasons Why Nikki Haley Is Staying in the Race

  1. Give Voters an Alternative to Biden, Trump --- Nikki Haley has repeatedly said that she wants to give the American people a choice that is not President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump, as desired by a significant proportion of Republicans.

Haley said, "We can't afford four more years of Biden's failures or Trump's lack of focus…"Ms. Haley may be staying in the race to convince Republican voters that they need an alternative to Biden and Trump.

  1. She Has the Campaign Funding --- Ms. Haley has the funding to sustain a campaign. It even raised more than $1 million in the 24 hours after the double-digit defeat in South Carolina.

Ms. Haley, an accountant, has run a fiscally disciplined campaign, unlike former Gov. Ron DeSantis, who burned through cash. She held fundraisers over the past several weeks, garnering millions of dollars.

Continuing in a race depends on having the money and resources to do so.

  1. Position Herself for 2028 --- As Ms. Haley's path to the GOP nod this year has all but closed, there is the possibility of her running for the White House in 2028.

If President Biden or President Trump won in November, both would be ineligible for reelection. In 2028, President Biden will be 86 years old, while President Trump will be 81.

If Ms. Haley were to run in four years, she would have millions of dollars ready to hit the ground running.

  1. Establish Herself as the Leader of the Anti-Trump GOP --- Ms. Haley appeared to establish herself as the leader of the GOP wing of the Republican Party that does not support President Trump--- a significant plurality whom the former president will mathematically need to win in November.

Ms. Haley said, "Nearly every day, Trump drives people away…" "Along with the departure of Ronna McDaniel as head of the RNC, the GOP remains solidly the party of Trump…"

However, Ms. Haley possibly thinks that this will position her in some way for 2028.

  1. Wait Out Trump's Legal Battles --- President Trump has been indicted in Manhattan, Georgia, and two federal cases, totaling 91 charges. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

However, President Trump could secure the 1,215 delegates needed to be the GOP nominee by the end of Super Tuesday and, therefore, before the trials begin, according to an analysis by The Epoch Times.

If President Trump were to fall short of the magic number and were convicted, it could change the dynamics of the race.

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, 55 percent of Republicans would not support the former president if he is found guilty.

Ms. Haley could be in a prime position to be the nominee, given the funding she has and the campaign infrastructure in place.

While those who suspended their campaign could jump back in, it would likely take time to get their bands back together and campaign in the remaining primary states.

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