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No guarantee Haley will get Republican nomination should Trump falter

Mar 4

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GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley ended former President Donald Trump’s undefeated run and secured her first victory by winning the Washington, D.C. Republican primary. As the sole remaining challenger to Trump, Haley has stated that she intends to stay in the race for now but has not confirmed whether she will extend her campaign beyond Super Tuesday.

Straight Arrow News contributor David Pakman argues that Nikki Haley remains in the race only in case Trump cannot complete his campaign run. Pakman contends that even in such an event, MAGA’s unwavering loyalty leaves no guarantee that Haley will secure the Republican nomination.

And so when you look at Nikki Haley, who is the last remaining challenger to Donald Trump, she would be out in a normal election. But this is not a normal election. This is an election in which she and others have acknowledged Donald Trump is — they like to use the word “diminished” — he’s struggling, he’s having cognitive issues of different kinds.

Dr. John Gartner, a psychiatrist, has said Trump seems to be suffering from “gross dementia” as evidenced by a number of his speech patterns — you can check out that article on Salon if you want to see the details of what Dr. John Gartner says. And also based on his age and the criminal trials, it’s not statistically inconceivable that Trump may not make it to November as a free-living man: He may die, he may end up in prison, he may end up so sidetracked by the numerous criminal trials against him that he quite literally can’t even make it to rallies. We just don’t know.

And so what Nikki Haley is doing is staying in, not because she has a mathematical path to victory, but because she wants to stick around in case any of these scenarios were to happen.

What is going on with Nikki Haley, let’s discuss we have a very interesting situation here in the Republican primary. It’s an unprecedented situation. And what I mean by that is, we have the oldest president in history, Joe Biden running for reelection against the guy who already was President once Donald Trump lost reelection, tried to steal the election, despite losing and is now running again, in what almost certainly will be a rematch of the 2020 election that Trump lost. So the foundation of this election is already an unprecedented thing we’ve never seen. In addition to this, you have the X factor that Trump is also old and quite unhealthy. obese, terrible diet doesn’t really exercise other than swinging a golf club every once in a while, and is facing for criminal trials and 91. felony counts. So we’ve never seen anything like this. And so when you look at Nikki Haley, who is the last remaining challenger to Donald Trump, and you say, does she have a path to winning even a single state in this primary? She doesn’t? What on earth is she doing staying in the race? But that’s a question that would make sense in a normal primary  She’s not winning a single primary going forward. She wouldn’t be out in a normal election. But this is not a normal election. This is an election in which she and others have acknowledged Donald Trump is they like to use the word diminished. He’s struggling. He’s having cognitive issues of different kinds. Dr. John Gardner, a psychiatrist has said Trump seems to be suffering from gross dementia, as evidenced by a number of his speech patterns, you can check out that article on salon if you want to see the details of what Dr. John Gardner says. And also based on his age and the criminal trials, it’s not statistically inconceivable that Trump may not make it to November as a free living man, he may die, he may end up in prison, he may end up so sidetracked by the numerous criminal trials against him that he quite literally can’t even make it to rallies, we just don’t know. And so what Nikki Haley is doing is staying in, not because she has a mathematical path to victory, but because she wants to stick around in case any of these scenarios were to happen. Now, I do think it’s important to mention something else. If Magga really is still in control of the Republican Party, and they seem to be because Trump is getting 60 ish percent in every Republican primary so far. If Magga is still in control, Is it logical to think that they would give Nikki Haley the nomination, If Trump were to be in any way removed from the campaign trail? What I mean by that is, if we get to the convention, and Trump has 60% of the delegates, and Nikki Haley has 40% of the delegates roughly, and something happens to Trump. Do we think that a maga controlled Republican Party is just going to say, All right, we’ll give it to Nikki will get behind Nikki, given that Nikki Haley has been so critical of Trump and even critical, sort of indirectly, of those who still support Donald Trump certainly pointing out to them, Hey, you’re supporting a guy who I don’t believe can win? I don’t know the answer to that. On the one hand, she will be the one with the most delegates after Trump if she simply stays in. On the other hand, I don’t think maga likes her very much. And so that’s another question. Even Nikki Haley’s plan, which is an outside plan. It’s a long shot with an outside chance, even the plan of being there in case something happens to Trump. It’s not obvious to me that she would even be the choice of Magga rather than someone who really is a suck up. Now you could say, well, but David, that will be up to the RNC not to the maga voters. What’s happening at the RNC, Rhonda McDaniel stepping down. Donald Trump wants total loyalists, including his own daughter in law to run the RNC. So if it comes down to the RNC at the time of the conventions over the summer, I also don’t know that they go to Nikki Haley. So do I want her staying in? Because I want to see Joe Biden reelected? Absolutely. I think her presence in this race is bad for Trump. It triggers Trump. It reveals chaos within the Republican Party. It makes it so Trump has to bleed at least some cash. Kashi increasingly doesn’t have to prevent Nikki Haley from making a more serious run. It probably helps Biden in showing the comparative stability of what’s going on in the White House and on the Democratic side. So I want her to stay in, but even her plan of just being

They’re in case something happens to Trump I still don’t know that they give her the nomination in that scenario I want to hear from you let me know what you think

 

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