Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Gov. Nikki Haley endorses Romney

South Carolina Gov. and Tea Party favourite Nikki Haley has endorsed Mitt Romney as the GOP's presidential nomination. The former Mass. Gov. being not a favourite of the Tea Party nor present on the conservative side of the Republican Party's spectrum. Tea Partiers loathe the guy!

Elected as South Carolina Gov. amid a tide of Tea Party support, Nikki Haley has throw her weight behind Mitt Romney's bid for the Presidency. Photo: Albert N. Milliron (Wikimedia Commons)

In an interview on 'Fox and Friends' she described him as "somebody who is not part of the chaos that is Washington. What I wanted was someone who knew what it was like to turn broken companies around, and someone who had proven results by improving failed Olympics that ended up being a great success story." Salt Lake! Salt Lake!

Haley has also been subsequently named as co-chair of Romney's national steering committee. He described her as "a successful businesswoman who entered public service so government could better serve the people." There is nothing more sincere in life than politicians mutually patting each other on the back.

As Romney looks to shore-up grassroots GOP support, before the Iowa caucuses in January, the endorsement by Haley may go some way to getting Tea Partiers on board. Essentially marketing himself to them as the lesser of two evils. Classy. 

Haley's endorsement was much sought after, not just because of her pull with Tea Partiers, but also that South Carolina has correctly picked the GOP nominee in each primary race since 1980. History tolls!