Nikki Haley Says No Way To Vice President


It isn’t by any means the first time that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been bandied about as a potential vice presidential pick. As a Tea Party superstar, a woman and an early Mitt Romney supporter, it was inevitable that she would be on a short list. So it’s not surprising that Haley is being asked if she would accept if offered the ticket. And, as she almost always does, Haley answered no.

ABC News reports the Haley remarked, “I’d say, ‘Thank you, but no…I made a promise to the people of this state. And I think that promise matters. And I intend to keep it.”

It’s very similar to back in May, when she told Roll Call, “I plan on committing to the people of this state my full four years in office, and I look forward to watching the 2012 and making sure those policy discussions are there, but I also plan on making the people of South Carolina very proud.

As Romney continues to lose ground with women voters, especially those under the age of 50, a Haley pick would be the perfect choice to balance the ticket. A young, female, socially conservative politician, she would be able to shore up many of Romney’s perceived weaknesses.

Without Haley as an option, are there any other candidates that could hit so many key demographics? You can be sure that is a question Romney’s campaign is searching for an answer to as well.


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Ken W.
Ken W5 years ago


Jennifer Schultz
Jennifer Schultz5 years ago

The reason haley said no for any who wants to know -SHE IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR TAX FRAUD. LOL. HAHHAH. Personal fraud and not sure about s. carolina. and when haley was on the view she said that WOMEN DONT CARE ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL. WRONG. First thing she wanted to do in her state was to pass voter ID garbage. which of course judge said unconstitutional.
romney has only like 19% of women support. Forget his wife ann, she has MS and she doesnt have an aggressive form of it-plus she is rich she can buy her meds for it.
haley wont do it because of irs. mitch daniesl wont do it, he and his wife divorced for six years then his ex-wife took him back. His wife does not want him in any of those offices-he said he talked about it with her and no go. There is something fishy in that relationship and that is why he wants to have it be private. they are saying paul ryan who looks like eddie munster-eddie munster is better looking.
they are already accusing president obama that he will spear romeny on religion when romney himself has already done that with president obama, he is now basically saying president obama is an atheist. guess that is fair for romney to do it but not anyone else.
who knows ron paul maybe will be picked. course, you will have to drink raw milk then cause ron paul wants to get rid of FDA, commerce department, SEC so everyone can be swindled, FCC, FAA(he said the aviation can police their own planes-hahah like drunk pilots), ed

Dominic C.
Dominic C5 years ago

Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal are two very different Republicans. They are more rational then most and are prudent in their objectives. It will interesting if these two intend to run in the future.

Ron B.
Ron B5 years ago

Smart move, Haley. Unless the Rethugs sufficiently rig the election to get Romney squatting in the White House, you would have been on a losing ticket. Having Sarah Palin on the ticket in 2008 actually hurt them. Okay, Palin is a world-class moron. But after the way the GOP is blindly attacking women in this current election cycle, even Wonder Woman on the ticket as Romney's veep probably wouldn't save them.

Audrey B.
Audrey B5 years ago

I have no idea who Romney will pick for VP. Maybe Christy but Christy is not one of his rich friends, and Christy will want to be cutting budgets, and I am not sure Romney has that in mind. I think Christy would be a good VP, I would say more hones,t unlike flip-flopper Romney. But I would take my chance with him if they were on the same ticket. I think Christy would take the VP job, just to set him up for 2016 Presidential Candidate. He will take the 4-years as a learning experience to move on to President

ida w.
Ida Nga Sze W5 years ago

why the last sarah palin cost McCain his chance. Romney got wise.

Marg Wood
Marg W5 years ago

Republican women are often worse then republican men! If she cared at all about other women she would be a progressive not a recessive!

Gene Jacobson
Gene J5 years ago

"Steve R. You are either on drugs or not living on this planet and have no clue about women..In what closet have you been hiding?"

What planet was Mork from? No, actually in Steve's case, he's an earthling but one who lives under a rock. One buried sometime during the Cambrian I would think given his attitudes towards women. And that he actually thinks the party is going to tell the candidate who his running mate will be shows he knows little about politics too. I can't believe any self-respecting woman would run with Romney but he may find one desperate enough for the attention, after all there was Sarah...

Bion S.
Bion Smalley5 years ago

Just a technical point. The title of this post should have been "Nikki Haley Says No Way To Vice Presidency." When I first read the title, I expected to read a juicy story about Haley refusing Joe Biden's inappropriate advances. Please, please, please Robin, work on your writing skills, find a proof reader or whatever it takes. Your heart is in the right place, but poorly written articles lessen the impact of their contents.

Rosemary G.
Rosemary G5 years ago

Steve R. You are either on drugs or not living on this planet and have no clue about women..In what closet have you been hiding?