In Addition to Nikki Haley for SC Gov:
Lt Gov of SC? Tim Scott has my vote. I have lived in the Lowcountry for about 9 years now. And he is the real deal. Some of the public arguements that he got into while on the Charleston County School Board (and on the right side of those arguements, I might add) were legendary. He is no nonsense and is a Conservative (Noun). And | Read More »
Nikki Haley Rising
A new poll from South Carolina shows State Representative Nikki Haley has moved into third place (PDF) ahead of Congressman Gresham Barrett.Attorney General Henry McMaster and Lt. Governor Andrew Bauer are tied at 22% with Haley moving up to 13%.This is really good news for Haley. She’s moved up in the polling and is now ahead of an otherwise popular sitting Congressman. Significantly, Nikki Haley | Read More »
All I Want for Christmas
All I want from you guys for Christmas is simple, pick one of the following and make a $25.00 contribution:Nikki HaleySenate Conservatives FundNational Conservative Campaign FundMarco RubioMichael WilliamsSean Duffy
Why we must unite behind Nikki Haley. All of us.
Interestingly, as I write this, word comes from the paper that one of the GOP candidates for Governor of South Carolina, has been AWOL from his day job. Gresham Barrett, a South Carolina Congressman, has been absent from more votes in the United States House of Representatives than any other Congressman, Democrat or Republican.Barrett is, like the other guys in the race, a good guy, | Read More »
A Conservative Endorses A Conservative — All Nouns
Still up on the noun vs. adjective bit of conservatism, I want to make sure you all knew that Jenny Sanford, wife of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, has endorsed Nikki Haley for Governor.This is a big deal in the Palmetto State. Jenny Sanford has long been viewed apart from her husband as solidly conservative, both fiscally and socially. It’s not just that Jenny Sanford | Read More »
Compare and Contrast
Gresham voted for TARP, then went to a Tea Party:Nikki Haley, had she been in Congress, would have voted no. She too went to a Tea Party:They are both running for Governor of South Carolina. Which one do you support?
Finally Paying Attention
The good old boy network is so entrenched and pervasive, it sometimes affects even the media — particular the media covering politics.I’m told by friends in South Carolina that the press over there has done very little in the way of covering Nikki Haley as a serious candidate for Governor, despite having the support of Mark Sanford pre-Argentina and still having the strong support of | Read More »
Nice Guys Only Finish Last If We Let Them
We have all heard the saying “nice guys finish last.” Why is that exactly? It seems to me that nice guys only finish last if we let them.In this coming election year, we have the chance to get some nice guys (and ladies) elected.Over the past few years, the establishment GOP has become bloated, corrupt, greedy, inept, licentious, devoid of ideas, and weak. It has | Read More »
Sanford Endorses Nikki Haley for S.C. Governor
Jenny Sanford. Check this out: Next year South Carolina will elect a new Governor, and what will happen then? Well, it depends on who we elect. It would be a real shame if our next Governor chose not to stand up to the big spenders in Columbia who have grown state government so massively in recent years. Or if we had a Governor who was | Read More »
The first SC Gov GOP Debate: And the winner is….
Nikki Haley, with 44%! Henry McMaster was the runner up with 23%, and he is our AG. Lt. Gov Bauer [aka Speed Racer] managed third place with 18%. Nikki still suffers from a lack of name recognition, however she is a strong, fiscal and social conservative that wishes to continue [current] Gov Sanford’s key policies (Corporate Tax Reform, transparency in government, smaller government) but distances | Read More »
First GOP primary debate for SC-GOV scheduled 09/22.
This is of note for two reasons: Republicans in Laurens and Newberry counties will host the state’s first gubernatorial debate for the 2010 GOP nomination. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Newberry Opera House. Expected to attend are all the announced and likely Republican candidates to replace term-limited Gov. Mark Sanford. They are 3rd Congressional District Rep. Gresham Barrett, | Read More »
My entry in the Nikki Haley video contest
Nikki Haley is running a video contest to tell “Why do you support Nikki?” Now to be honest, I do have a head start, given I’m sitting on so much footage of her. So I took a whirl at it, and came up with this. Why Nikki? from David Thompson on Vimeo.
Redstate Gathering Video – Nikki Haley
All I can say about Nikki Haley is WOW. The story of her rise in politics, and her willingness to take on the Republican establishment in South Carolina is compelling. She capped off the presentations in Atlanta, like the cherry on top of the cake. She is running for Governor of South Carolina next year. Regardless of the success of her campaign, she is clearly | Read More »
RedState Gathering – Nikki Haley (R Cand, SC-GOV) interview.
Another quick interview, this time with Nikki Haley. She’s another candidate that I’ve been following, and I’m very pleased that she was able to attend the Gathering. As mentioned earlier, footage of her actual comments and question-and-answer session will be made available later. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Now that we’ve met in Atlanta, we must mobilize.
This weekend, 200 RedStaters gathered together in Atlanta to hear from real conservative leaders and candidates. We were specific in our invitations — we wanted conservatives, not just Republicans. The message was phenomenal. The time shared was outstanding. But now we have work to do. We cannot return to our former ways. We must commit to continuous activity on behalf of these outstanding men and | Read More »