Haley Stays Positive After NH
On Tuesday evening, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley delivered a hopeful speech after her loss to former President Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primary. Despite early reports calling the race in favor of Trump, Haley took the stage in front of her supporters and remained optimistic about her chances in the race. She deemed it a "great night" overall and made it clear that she views the race as "far from over."
As the results were still pouring in, several media outlets had already declared Trump the winner, making it a major blow to Haley's campaign. As noted by Breitbart News in their election night livewire, this was a disastrous outcome for Haley, with the Associated Press calling it right as soon as the final polls closed.
However, despite the stark reality of her loss, Haley celebrated her non-victory in the Granite State with her supporters. "What a great night," she exclaimed. "God is so good." She went on to thank her supporters in New Hampshire for their love, kindness, and support and congratulated Trump on his victory.
But Haley did not let the early poll results dampen her spirits. In her speech, she dismissed the "chatter among the political class" that the race was over. "They're falling all over themselves, saying this race is over. Well, I have news for all of them. New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last," she declared, emphasizing that the race is far from over.
"There are dozens of states left to go, and the next one is my sweet state of South Carolina," Haley reminded her supporters. She made it clear that she intends to stay in the race, despite her loss in New Hampshire. "At one point in this campaign, there were 14 of us running, and we were at two percent in the polls. And now we're the last one standing next to Donald Trump. And today we got close to half of the vote. We still have a ways to go, but we keep moving up," she said.
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Haley described herself as a "fighter" and "scrappy" and credited her rise in the polls to her perseverance. "And today we got close to half of the vote. We still have a ways to go, but we keep moving up," she said.
However, she also took a swipe at the other candidates, claiming that they were just as responsible for the volatile political climate as President Trump. "With Donald Trump, you have one bout of chaos after another. This court case, that controversy, this tweet, that senior moment. You can't fix Joe Biden's chaos with Republican chaos," Haley stated.
She also asserted that the establishment is against her, despite her campaign previously admitting that they are depending on non-conservatives in other states with open primaries to carry her through to the nomination.
But despite the challenges she faces, Haley remains determined to win the Republican nomination. "Thank you for the love, New Hampshire. We're going home to South Carolina," she declared, ending her speech on a hopeful note. As she continues to campaign in the Palmetto State, Haley will undoubtedly use this defeat in New Hampshire as a motivator to push her campaign forward. For her supporters, and many across the nation, it will be interesting to see how her journey unfolds in the coming weeks.