Punjabi by nature and steered by her temperament, Nikki Haley remains unyielding to drop out of the Republican nomination race for the presidency of the United States.
“This race is far from over.” While “there are dozens of states left to go… and the next one is my sweet state of South Carolina,” the strong-willed ex-governor of SC and former US ambassador to the United Nations said after the second loss in the New Hampshire primary to Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.
While eleven other Republican hopefuls in the race fell flat one after the other from Trump’s punches of 69 percent lead in most polls, Haley remains the ultimate and worthwhile challenge to the band leader of the American Right, who faces about 90 criminal charges and multiple civil suits. One is the defamation case that slammed him with a fine of $83.3 million.
But according to the American political system, nothing bars a convicted criminal from serving as president.
In this scenario, Nikki Haley is the only challenger to Trump’s second advancement to the White House.
According to a poll, one primary reason is that Haley leads President Biden by a wider margin than Trump in the November ’24 election match-up.
When comparing the rationales of Haley and Trump, the former has an impressive portfolio of experience in public life, education, and overall intelligence, plus the 25-year age gap between the two.
Trump is, no doubt, candid and forthright. He does not believe in the old saying “think before you speak,” nor does he think after he speaks. The reason is that he is a narcissist.
In an ABC News/Washington Post poll, the respondents describe Trump as “arrogant, egotistic, ignorant, racist,” and even “idiot.” The reason, according to Haley’s assessment of the fellow Republican, is that “he is suffering from critical cognitive decline.”
The “critical cognitive decline” remark reflects the combative nature of Haley to the onslaught of Trump’s abusive, rude, sharp-tongue and often racist slurs on her.
Watching her live on TV before the audience in a recent CNN town hall meeting, I found Haley charming, intelligent, eloquent, and confident. She exhibits dignity and poise while displaying a dynamic personality of solid and assertive leadership character.
Born on January 20, 1972, in Bomberg, South Carolina, to the parents of Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, she was given the name Nimarata Nikki Randhawa. Nikki in Punjabi means little one. She married Michael Haley in 1996.
Nikki Haley, as president, would make America sane again, free from Trump’s unethical, dirty, and extreme Right idiosyncrasy, whereas Joe Biden, a lacklustre president, is a case of non-performance in handling issues on both domestic and foreign fronts.
Nikki Haley carries charisma, and her commitment to principles will be a better and historic choice for Americans and the world.