Why is Nikki Haley Bothering to Run For President?

She has absolutely no chance.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readFeb 15, 2023
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Well, Donald Trump has his first official primary challenge in the race for the 2024 Republican nomination.

Nikki Haley.

Yeah, Nikki Haley.

After seeing the breaking news pop up on my phone screen that she had announced her intentions to run for President, naturally the first thought that crossed my mind and I’m sure many others as well was…why? You almost have to laugh, right? You almost have to wonder why she has even decided to bother. How can she think she even stands a chance?

But then again, we are talking about politicians here, who find themselves in a field where delusions of grandeur unfortunately seem to come with the territory. On some level, I suppose it wouldn’t be surprising if she has managed to convince herself that she is the sound, more reasonable mind that the donors are looking for. Someone who they can hope will be able to get away with running against Trump because of her previous association with him.

Maybe, just maybe she’ll be able to pull it off.

Nah. No she won’t. I can say with absolute certainty that Nikki Haley is not going to be the Republican nominee and even if she had convinced herself that she has a shot, the reality is…



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx