After losing the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary to frontrunner Donald Trump, Nikki Haley spoke to supporters, saying, “New Hampshire is First in the Nation. This race is far from over.”
Haley remarked that she started out at 2 percent in the polls, and she’s come a long way and got nearly half the vote in New Hampshire. It remains to be seen just how close she comes to “nearly half,” and she’s helped immensely by the fact that she’s the only major candidate remaining in the race other than Trump.
She continued by asserting that “Donald Trump is the only candidate in the country that Joe Biden can beat,” and that’s why Democrats want him to be the GOP nominee. Before basically calling for a mental competency test for Trump, Haley said:
“A Trump nomination is a Biden win and a Kamala Harris presidency.
“With Donald Trump you have one bout of chaos after another… you can’t fix Joe Biden’s chaos with Republican chaos.”
She then challenged Trump to a debate.
However, polls have shown that nearly half of Trump voters in New Hampshire will not vote for Haley if she’s the nominee. It remains to be seen how that plays out nationally, though it might not matter after Super Tuesday. And, Haley’s strategy relies heavily on independents, as reported Tuesday afternoon.
Memo from Haley team implies they’re willing to fight through Super Tuesday
…and rely on independents:
“Eleven of the 16 Super Tuesday states have open or semi-open primaries. Of the 874 delegates available…roughly two thirds are in states with open or semi-open primaries.” pic.twitter.com/wnnayyqcMs
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) January 23, 2024
Watch Haley’s full remarks below.