Is Nikki Haley Positioning Herself as the Post-Trump Leader? Why Trump's Last-Standing Rival Refuses to Leave the Race
  • 2 months ago
Nikki Haley announced she would give a major speech on the "state of the race" despite poor showings in early states. Some predicted she might drop out before the South Carolina primary where polls show Trump ahead by 30 points. Instead, Haley vowed to keep campaigning until the last vote, saying she has no fear of Trump's retaliation. Her public argument is that the delegate math isn't over, but Trump will likely build a huge lead after Super Tuesday. Behind the scenes, some speculate her goals may include weakening Trump for the general, setting herself up as the post-Trump leader, or laying the groundwork for a 2028 run.