If I had to pick a politician or candidate who inspired me the most, Nikki Haley would be near the top of the list. Huckabee was the first to get me interested and Palin was the first to get me active, but Haley is one who has consistently impressed me and given me hope for the future of conservatism.
I have to say I’m very disappointed with her endorsement.
“Jobs, the economy, and spending.” If that’s what she’s really looking for, there’s another candidate with an impeccable record she should have jumped to immediately: Rick Perry. Especially considering the work they’ve done together in the past few months, Haley of all people should know Perry is right on the economy.
Haley says she wants:
- “Someone who knows how to make a decision and lead, not just make a vote.”
- “Someone who has the leadership to deal with a broken Washington in a way that we can get things done.”
- “Someone that’s done it, not talked about it, but actually done it.”
- Someone who’s “got a good fight in him.”
Sounds like Rick Perry to me.
I had hoped that she, if anyone, would be the one to break the mold and pick a real conservative – not the most “electable” establishment candidate.
Anyone is better than Barack Obama. But if you’re looking for a real conservative, practically anyone in the GOP is better than Mitt Romney.
Update: Governor Perry doesn’t seem to mind being passed over. He told CNN of his many veteran supporters, including Medal of Honor winner Major General James Livingston, “I greatly respect Gov. Haley, but if I had to pick between the two, love having those veterans stand up and say this is the guy, this is the man for the job.”