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senseandsensibility

(18,315 posts)
Thu May 23, 2024, 06:19 PM May 23

I wonder if Haley's entire Primary campaign

was all just an elaborate routine to help him win suburban women. She play acted the role of a skeptic, tut tutting at all his vulgarities and bemoaning the things that women don't like about him. Then when it comes down to the wire, she "shows" the reluctant cheato voters how it's done and hopes they follow her.

I just don't think that anything these R minions do is genuine or for reasons of principal. Normal people with normal motives do not have reams of tape showing saying the exact opposite of what they're saying now when nothing has changed about the situation. There's something fake and transactional going on.

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onecaliberal

(34,186 posts)
2. if so, epically stupid move on her part. Her voters are NOT going to follow her lead. Hopefully they will leave the
Thu May 23, 2024, 06:28 PM
May 23

party in droves.

brush

(55,179 posts)
3. What a moronic move. She stupidly gave up a well-earned position as the number one...
Thu May 23, 2024, 06:40 PM
May 23

republican candidate, with a proven cache of supporters, for the 2028 presidential campaign. She's sure not going to get the '24 VP nod.

ITAL

(778 posts)
6. She wasn't gonna be the candidate in 2028 regardless
Thu May 23, 2024, 06:59 PM
May 23

The Trump faction - which is over 50% - don't like her. She's probably hoping she can rehabilitate her image with South Carolinians enough to try and re-enter the fray if/when one of the Senate seats become open (like if Scott is chosen as VP).

stopdiggin

(11,829 posts)
9. thing is, what the primaries proved
Thu May 23, 2024, 08:24 PM
May 23

is the Trump faction doesn't really like ANYBODY .. save the orange Jesus ...
And - eventually the Republican party will have to put forward (and get behind) a new name. If not a shoo-in - Haley was (demonstrably) - very strongly positioned.

ITAL

(778 posts)
10. Yeah, but the replacement will be a Trump clone
Thu May 23, 2024, 09:04 PM
May 23

Or if not a total clone, someone in his image. That was never gonna be Haley.

stopdiggin

(11,829 posts)
12. I don't think so
Thu May 23, 2024, 10:43 PM
May 23

for the simple reason that every politician that has tried to ape Trump, has fallen very flat with the so called base.

And Haley's actual 'positions and policy' - are every bit the backwards, belligerent, red meat kind of drivel that sells well with the deplorables. The only real drawback that she has in a fresh field - - is that she's a woman.

stopdiggin

(11,829 posts)
8. this is my take too. incredibly stupid move.
Thu May 23, 2024, 08:17 PM
May 23

wracking my brain to find a (rational) motivation. can't find it.

Bucky

(54,495 posts)
7. Yeah, people don't work that way
Thu May 23, 2024, 07:14 PM
May 23

Think about all the hundreds of people she'd have to connive and fool--plus she'd have to have a perfect knowledge of future outcomes. And then all those people that she lied to would all be livid now.

Your theory doesn't make any sense

brush

(55,179 posts)
14. So backing trump after slamming him for months during the primary makes sense?
Fri May 24, 2024, 11:40 AM
May 24

Not a chance as she has no chance at getting the VP nod.

Try again.

Bucky

(54,495 posts)
15. Republicans always bend the knee to the strong man.
Fri May 24, 2024, 02:39 PM
May 24

There were maybe two Victor Laszlos on that side of the aisle--Cheney & Kinzinger. Niki Haley was never in that class.

Now there are none left in the party.

senseandsensibility

(18,315 posts)
16. When things don't make sense there is usually a reason
Fri May 24, 2024, 02:49 PM
May 24

and this case I think it's part of the propaganda. These fools (and I definitely include Haley in the group) are all working together to aid their billionaire donors. I wonder about the VP thing. She's craven enough to accept and if the donor class wants it, I think cheato will agree.

delisen

(6,228 posts)
17. The Koch money dried up.
Fri May 24, 2024, 03:05 PM
May 24

She danced to their tune. Now she is seeking other potential rainmakers. There may be possible backers who expect her to be loyal to the Party.

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