Haley: No, I won’t be on the ticket this year

posted at 11:35 am on January 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Is it time yet to play the Running-Mate Game? I’m sure that our friend and colleague Patrick Ishmael will be tuning up his surveys on this point, but at least for the moment, Nikki Haley says to count her out of the equation.  “I love being governor of South Carolina,” she tells CNS News, and she’s only endorsing Romney (and campaigning hard for him in the state) because she wants a “partner” in Washington who can make her state stronger rather than weaker.  Of course, that’s what all potential VP candidates are supposed to say, and perhaps especially so in Haley’s case, considering the political backlash she received from the endorsement:

The Monmouth poll from earlier today has some interesting and perhaps surprising insight into the impact of Haley’s endorsement of Romney.  Almost nine in ten respondents had heard of Haley’s endorsement, but that doesn’t mean they were impressed.  Only 8% of respondents were more likely to support Romney as a result of Haley’s backing, while 21% said they were less likely to do so.  More than two-thirds (71%) said it made no difference at all in their vote.  Tea Party supporters were slightly less critical, with only 16% saying it made them less likely to back Romney, while a third of the TP neutral/opposed said it made them less likely to support Romney.

Assuming that Romney wins the nomination — a very large assumption still at this point — Haley would definitely be a good fit for the ticket, if somewhat light on experience.  Romney will need a reliable conservative to help rally the base, and preferably someone outside of Washington.  A Southerner or Westerner would be best for geographic purposes.  Keep an eye on Susanna Martinez in New Mexico, who is also just starting her first term as governor, or Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, who is just starting his second and can afford to take three months to run on the bottom of a ticket.  And despite what Haley says, if Romney wins the nomination, she’ll certainly be on the short list.


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Haley would definitely be a good fit for the ticket, if somewhat light on experience. Romney will need a reliable conservative to help rally the base, and preferably someone outside of Washington.

Sorry, I’ve got to disagree with Haley as a good fit for a couple reasons. It is too close to a Sarah Palin reprise and I think we learned some lessons about putting an individual inexperienced in the cut-throat world of national politics onto the stage as a VP candidate.

Secondly, I think any governor considered should have more of a track record than Haley has to date with two years at the time of the election. McDonnell would only have one more year experience than Haley but the slight difference is that he is term-limited out of running for a second term in Virginia. Jindal is an interesting choice but Louisiana isn’t exactly a swing state for the GOP.

My personal favorite, if he is willing, would be Rubio. A dynamic individual from a key state.

Happy Nomad on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Levin is the smartest guy in the room.
FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM

He’s likely the best constitutional lawyer the land has.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Andrew Jackson was despised, if he hadn’t been eligible don’t you think Adams or Clay would have said something? They knew his family history and that was before the 14th amendment.

cpaulus on January 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I don’t understand why there is an issue with Jackson. The constitution specified an exemption for people who were citizens at the time of its adoption. What am I missing?

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Uh… that’s the whole point. Does being born in America make one a “natural-born” citizen.

Just because you SAY it, doesn’t mean that it has been adequately adjudicated. Your argument is a tautology.

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Using that logic nobody is 100% to be a natural born citizen because it has never been adjudicated. For all you know the framers meant natural born means born on a Tuesday. Damn, I’m not an American after all since I was born on a Saturday.

angryed on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Using that logic nobody is 100% to be a natural born citizen because it has never been adjudicated. For all you know the framers meant natural born means born on a Tuesday. Damn, I’m not an American after all since I was born on a Saturday.

angryed on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Exactly.

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

We’re serious about wanting Obama to be defeated in November.

cicerone on January 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

You are.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Lawdawg86 on January 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Mitt needs a WOman for VP.
She should be a minority.
She should have Foreign Relations cred (Like Joe)
She should be from the Western U.S.
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She should be Condoleeza Rice

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Has he supported/endorsed any of the candidates?

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM

sounds like he belongs on FOX and one of us sounds like he belongs on MSNBC. Common ground.

cicerone on January 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Not much difference any more. The Fox babes are cuter but not smarter, but that’s about it. The only diff. is that one station has better ratings because most fools have not figured out what’s going on at Fox.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Rubio and Jindal were born in America. They are natural born citizens. Where is the controversy?

angryed on January 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM

They are both native born US citizens meeting the jus soli (Of the soil) requirement. It is unclear if both parents were US citizens at the time of birth…jus sanguinis (Of the Blood)
Both jus soli and jus sanguinis requirements must be met for natural born citizenship status.

The presidency is the only job this with this criteria. The VP would have to fulfill his requirement as well or we have another Chester Arthur situation & this dogged him till the day he died..Like Obama he chose to handle it by quashing all access to his records.

workingclass artist on January 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Has he supported/endorsed any of the candidates?

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM

No, and he won’t.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

She should be Condoleeza Rice

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Yak.

1. She hid the Obama dossier, with with passport info, his nepharious travels, stamps, itineraries…

2. She likely voted for the goof.

3. Too much GWB ‘love’

Yak, again. She’s no different than the other opportunist of every party, Colon Powell.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Um….her state has an unemployment rate of about 11 to 12%. Let’s hope the GOP nom doesn’t ask her to be the VP.

MoreLiberty on January 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM

What am I missing?

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Just ignorance. There were 9 presidents who had been British citizens.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM

So now Romney might back out of Florida debates?

I hope Perry slams him on this.

workingclass artist on January 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

She should be Condoleeza Rice

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Yak.

1. She hid the Obama dossier, with with passport info, his nepharious travels, stamps, itineraries…

2. She likely voted for the goof.

3. Too much GWB ‘love’

Yak, again. She’s no different than the other opportunist of every party, Colon Powell.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

And don’t forget that the candidates’ passport records were broken into in 2008, and the guy willing to testify it was found shot dead in his car before he could.

I think there is a gnarly story behind 0bama’s eligibility, if it ever comes to light.

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

autoplay SUCKS!

How about a little heads up HA.

Capitalist Hog on January 17, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I don’t understand why there is an issue with Jackson. The constitution specified an exemption for people who were citizens at the time of its adoption. What am I missing?

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

My bad, you’re right. I just happened to pick the first president that came to mind who had foreign born parents (I’m a historian of the 19th century). Hoover’s the other one off the top of my head that I can think of. If I recall there’s a couple more too.

cpaulus on January 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Yak, again. She’s no different than the other opportunist of every party, Colon Powell.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

So “opportunism” is reserved for only persons of color ? You must really love Newter’s idea about black kiddie janitors. Here’s another idea Newtie miseed last night- what about Shoe shine stands for these kids? Great tips , stimulating conversation.
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You need a bigger tent to win a General Election.

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Not much difference any more. The Fox babes are cuter but not smarter, but that’s about it. The only diff. is that one station has better ratings because most fools have not figured out what’s going on at Fox.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Yea pretty much.

angryed on January 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Both jus soli and jus sanguinis requirements must be met for natural born citizenship status.

[snip]

workingclass artist on January 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

But see, I’m not just going to accept this, either. I’d like a definitive Supreme-Court ruling on this. As long as we don’t have it, and as long as people are allowed to illegally pour across the border and give birth, we don’t know a damned thing.

And it will absolutely hit the proverbial fan when the first child of Mexican illegal immigrants who border-crashed runs for president.

A lot of people, myself included, will feel that the rule of law has been swept away, and that the America we were born into no longer exists.

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:46 PM

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

You distort the issue. He wants all youth to work at any job, just like most of us did, while studying and raise ourselves up. If you don’t see this you aren o different than the lefties.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Sorry…fumblefingers :(((

If you don’t see this you aren’t any different than the lefties.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

They are both native born US citizens meeting the jus soli (Of the soil) requirement. It is unclear if both parents were US citizens at the time of birth…jus sanguinis (Of the Blood)
Both jus soli and jus sanguinis requirements must be met for natural born citizenship status.

The presidency is the only job this with this criteria. The VP would have to fulfill his requirement as well or we have another Chester Arthur situation & this dogged him till the day he died..Like Obama he chose to handle it by quashing all access to his records.

The Arthur rumors were that he was born outside of the United States. Everyone knew his father had been born outside the US and was not a citizen. He didn’t quash records, it was a known fact. Most explorations of the topic use native born and natural born interchangeably.

Jindal and Rubio were born in the US, they’re eligible under the 14th amendment. Any legal doctrine about being natural born before that amendment is subsumed by the amendment, which is why we have amendments in the first place.

cpaulus on January 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Plus, I don’t see/view people by color or anything other than their characters, personalities, deeds. You can view them as you like.

I’m with Congressman West and the ideal of MLK.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

You distort the issue. He wants all youth to work at any job, just like most of us did, while studying and raise ourselves up. If you don’t see this you aren o different than the lefties.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

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If I was a lefty I would be backing the Repub OWS candidate Newter.

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Let’s put it in theoretical terms.

Two Muslim extremists, citizens of Saudi Arabia, one of them two-months pregnant, pay their way through Mexico, don jeans, button-down cowboy shirts and an accent, and crash the border.

The woman gives birth in America. They then leave, leaving the child with a fanatical uncle, also illegal, who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, who raises the child under sharia law, in a tight community of Muslim illegals, who work under the radar for cash and launder their money through the hooney trade.

That child, with a legitimate America birth document, travels yearly or every other year to Saudi Arabia to participate in the hajj.

The child is very bright, attractive and persuasive, and grows up hating America, poisoned by his radical relatives.

Should that child be eligible to be president?

Discuss….

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Romney and Demint are not old, they sure look younger then there age

I think the republican party’s record at winning elections with 2 rich white men in the last 50 years is pretty darn good

The last one that we lost included a women, and an OLD white man

OrthodoxJew on January 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I guess old is relative. To me 60+ is “old” so both qualify.
Like it or not, identity politics works. Having two old rich white men on the ticket vs. Mr. History is not a good move IMO.

You have Rubio, Martinez, Haley, Sandoval (NV governor), West,etc as options. Romney won’t do it though. He is so calculating that I think the thought of going outside the box scares him. I’m not accusing him of hating women or minorities (although the Mittbots will nonetheless scream I do). I just don’t think he’s comfortable being out of his element which is millionaire white dudes.

angryed on January 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I think Governor Haley is being truthful with this statement. Wouldn’t or couldn’t placing her on the ticket be a lot like what Yogi used to say? “deja vu all over again” I mean didn’t we already go thru that with Palin?

Bmore on January 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

autoplay SUCKS!

How about a little heads up HA.

Capitalist Hog on January 17, 2012 at 12:41 PM

It does get a little annoying on the page refresh end.

Bmore on January 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Mitt needs a WOman for VP.
She should be a minority.
She should have Foreign Relations cred (Like Joe)
She should be from the Western U.S.
.
She should be Condoleeza Rice

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I think Condi Rice would be an absolute disaster as a national political candidate. She has zero experience on the stump, her name is synonomous with the still-toxic W brand, she has numerous ideological transgressions against conservatism (which could cause conservatives weary of “compassionate conservatism” and wary of Romney to abandon ship), and she has no executive experience.

It would be great if the GOP had a female candidate who fit the above profile, but almost all of the female GOP governors (Martinez, Haley, Fallin) are too new to be a good fit for Mitt’s executive-experience-based campaign. Only Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has the requisite experience to bolster Romney’s primary campaign theme, but after Romney’s harsh anti-illegal-immigration rhetoric in the primaries, I doubt he would risk further polarizing Hispanics in the general by tapping Brewer for VP. And it would be crazy to put any member of the current Congress on the ticket given Congress’ approval ratings, so that rules out our roster of female Senators and Reps.

Romney’s general election message will be about executive competence. First and foremost he needs another experienced governor as his running mate; second, that running mate needs to stoke conservative enthusiasm for the ticket. Jindal is the best fit; but if Romney plans on maintaining his tough stance on illegal immigration through the general election (and I seriously, seriously, seriously doubt that he will), Brewer could find herself on the shortlist.

Lawdawg86 on January 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Romneycare/Boehner, 2012
the Leadership Ticket!!!
100% pure GOP

james23 on January 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM

VP? Haley? Nope, she’s too attractive.

It’s going to be Rubio or Susanna Martinez, boring, safe, demographic heaven.

If you wanted to spark the base the nominee should pick Allen West.

PappyD61 on January 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Let’s put it in theoretical terms.

Two Muslim Communist extremists, citizens of Saudi Arabia America and Kenya, one of them two-months pregnant,pay their way through Mexico, don jeans, button-down cowboy shirts and an accent, and crash the border. have a son whose father is not an American.

The woman gives birth in America. They The father then leave[(s)], leaving the child [to be raised abroad with a Muslim and to be enrolled in school as a Muslim, with a different name than he currently bears] with [and to be mentored by a fanatical "uncle,"] also illegal, who lives in Dearborn, Michigan Chicago, Illinois, who raises the child under sharia law, Marxism, in a tight community of Muslim illegals Marxists, who work under the radar for cash and launder their money through the hooney trade the overthrow of America.

That child, with a legitimate America birth document, travels yearly or every other year to Saudi Arabia Pakistan to participate in the hajj unknown activities.

The child is very bright, attractive and persuasive, and grows up hating America, poisoned by his radical relatives.

Should that child be eligible to be president?

Discuss….

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Mary Fallin of Oklahoma long time D.C. Insider, just recently came to be Governor of Oklahoma.

She has a messy divorce in her background.

And she’s probably too attractive. Women nationally will only vote for a butchy, stocky, unattractive woman or a woman who has been a victim of a cheating husband.

PappyD61 on January 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM

What the heck did 0bama do in Pakistan, anyway?

Seems like some gutsy reporter would be begging his/her editor to be allowed to research this.

I’d do it.

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Just for you

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Mary Fallin of Oklahoma long time D.C. Insider, just recently came to be Governor of Oklahoma.

She has a messy divorce in her background.

And she’s probably too attractive. Women nationally will only vote for a butchy, stocky, unattractive woman or a woman who has been a victim of a cheating husband.

Holy cricket! That’s one well aged beauty! Where does the GOP find so many attractive female pols?!

Archivarix on January 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Let’s put it in theoretical terms.

Two Muslim Communist extremists, citizens of Saudi Arabia America and Kenya, one of them two-months pregnant,pay their way through Mexico, don jeans, button-down cowboy shirts and an accent, and crash the border. have a son whose father is not an American.

The woman gives birth in America. They The father then leave[(s)], leaving the child [to be raised abroad with a Muslim and to be enrolled in school as a Muslim, with a different name than he currently bears] with [and to be mentored by a fanatical "uncle,"] also illegal, who lives in Dearborn, Michigan Chicago, Illinois, who raises the child under sharia law, Marxism, in a tight community of Muslim illegals Marxists, who work under the radar for cash and launder their money through the hooney trade the overthrow of America.

That child, with a legitimate America birth document, travels yearly or every other year to Saudi Arabia Pakistan to participate in the hajj unknown activities.

The child is very bright, attractive and persuasive, and grows up hating America, poisoned by his radical relatives.

Should that child be eligible to be president?

Discuss….

Yes. Eligibility doesn’t have anything to do with ideology or religion. What you described has nothing to do with eligibility, besides being born in America, and everything to do with voters having knowledge about who they’re voting for.

cpaulus on January 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

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What is that about ? OF COURSE team obummer is gonna play the race card- HE ALREADY HAS in these primaries. That is what will get him re-elected- indies will vote not wanting to be considered racist for not giving the FIRST black president a chance to “finish” the job. ITS ALL ABOUT RACE. If Mittens doesn’t prepare for that buzz saw – he will be buzzed.
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Remember- Midterms are different from the General.

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels someone like that. Boring, predictable, good GOP/RNC solider. A younger version of Romney without the Romney baggage.

angryed on January 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I agree mostly, here. I think it will be Daniels, Pawlenty, Condoleeza Rice, or maybe Colin Powell. Someone who doesn’t have an ambition for higher office.

I don’t think we will get a token conservative since the major goal of the campaign is to strip conservatives of political power in the Republican Party. Romney will not want us to have an “in,” no matter how small.

Doomberg on January 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

If you wanted to spark the base the nominee should pick Allen West.

PappyD61 on January 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

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Wouldn’t the “Base” already be on board to fire Obozo? I keep hearing this “Base” stuff. Is the base on the fence about removing the Fraud in Chief or what? What am I missing ?

The VP has to be used to sway Indy voters. Its that simple- If you lose Indy voters with the wrong pick, they run right back to Camp Obie.

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

The idea that Haley is being discussed for the vice-presidential slot shows just how myopic and unserious certain people are in the political vetting industry..

The woman doesn’t have 1/10th of the life experience needed to be a serious candidate for president or vice-president.

She’s a first-term governor with noting under her belt.

What a waste of media bandwidth.

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I see you saying this, and then I see the vast amount of people still pimping Rubio as the obvious choice for VP.

I like Rubio, but really, what has HE done that makes him qualifed to be President?

Vyce on January 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Levin is the smartest guy in the room.
FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM

That’s a distinctly horrifying thought.

Vyce on January 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I see you saying this, and then I see the vast amount of people still pimping Rubio as the obvious choice for VP.

I like Rubio, but really, what has HE done that makes him qualifed to be President?

Vyce on January 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

It’s going to be Jindal or Ryan. Jindal helps Romney with the base a lot. Ryan helps him with the vision and opens up Wisconsin. Romney’s already parroting Ryan’s plans. If you win Wisconsin you only need to win one of Ohio and Florida. If you win Wisconsin and Michigan, Romney’s home state, have to win one of Ohio, New Hampshire, Iowa, or Florida.

cpaulus on January 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Haley has a 34% positive approval rating – they don’t love her back.

Gov Sarah Palin’s approval rating was in the 80% range when John McCain tapped her for VP. The TEA party likes Sarah Palin.

Dr Evil on January 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Let’s put it in theoretical terms.

Two Muslim extremists, citizens of Saudi Arabia, one of them two-months pregnant, pay their way through Mexico, don jeans, button-down cowboy shirts and an accent, and crash the border.

The woman gives birth in America. They then leave, leaving the child with a fanatical uncle, also illegal, who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, who raises the child under sharia law, in a tight community of Muslim illegals, who work under the radar for cash and launder their money through the hooney trade.

That child, with a legitimate America birth document, travels yearly or every other year to Saudi Arabia to participate in the hajj.

The child is very bright, attractive and persuasive, and grows up hating America, poisoned by his radical relatives.

Should that child be eligible to be president?

Discuss….

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

I am going to state this simply and without equivocation….yes. Despite your best effort to inject Islamaphobia into this discussion (or weird Manchurian Candidate references), the answer is always yes. That child, by current law of the land, is an American citizen and is eligible to be President. The hypothetical does not sway.

Ergo Sum on January 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I donated to her campaign.

Should have burned the money instead.

She is unpopular in SC and probably cannot win again.

I am hoping for a real Conservative to primary her (though I am not sure there will be even a remnant of the Tea Party in 2 years).

tonotisto on January 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Drudge is also in the Romney azz, not that he’d care, but his friend Ann Coulter has told him so.

The only one who’s really kept his soul is Mark Levin.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

That’s one that has really surprised me (Coulter). Perhaps her bomb thrower stance has always been entertainment only and a RINO lurked underneath, but surprised that she went full RINO so easily.

First defending Maher for his sexist and disgusting comments. It’s always amazing that any woman besides his mother would want to be seen with him.

And now the bleating for Christie and now Romney. Total shill. Thought she’d be more discreet than that, but her twitter feed during the debate was just jaw dropping.

I guess she’s sold enough books because there’s no way in heck she can walk this back.

kim roy on January 17, 2012 at 2:12 PM

She should be from the Western U.S.
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She should be Condoleeza Rice

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Dr. Rice is a Southerner, raised in Birmingham, AL.

Capitalist Hog on January 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I agree with Happy Nomad, and, being a conservative South Carolinian, I can assure you that Ms Haley is not a “reliable conservative.”

bremsstrahlung on January 17, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Let’s put it in theoretical terms.

Two Muslim extremists, citizens of Saudi Arabia, one of them two-months pregnant, pay their way through Mexico, don jeans, button-down cowboy shirts and an accent, and crash the border.

The woman gives birth in America. They then leave, leaving the child with a fanatical uncle, also illegal, who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, who raises the child under sharia law, in a tight community of Muslim illegals, who work under the radar for cash and launder their money through the hooney trade.

That child, with a legitimate America birth document, travels yearly or every other year to Saudi Arabia to participate in the hajj.

The child is very bright, attractive and persuasive, and grows up hating America, poisoned by his radical relatives.

Should that child be eligible to be president?

Discuss….

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Exactly which part of the US Constitution are you suggesting we ignore? You know the answer to the question you asked. You want a different answer? Find a different country with an inferior Constitution.

Capitalist Hog on January 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Haley: “I love screwing the Tea Party and all those who put me here. I’m quite good at being a RINO.”

I’m John McCain, I and approve of this RINO.

HopeHeFails on January 17, 2012 at 2:51 PM

She should be from the Western U.S.
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She should be Condoleeza Rice

FlaMurph on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Dr. Rice is a Southerner, raised in Birmingham, AL.

Capitalist Hog on January 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Yes, but she attended the University of Denver and taught at Stanford and I believe lives in California.

txmomof6 on January 17, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Good, we don’t need another Sarah Palin fiasco. Haley was just elected governor of South Carolina, she is not ready to for any higher office, yet.

SC.Charlie on January 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Exactly which part of the US Constitution are you suggesting we ignore? You know the answer to the question you asked. You want a different answer? Find a different country with an inferior Constitution.

Capitalist Hog on January 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

The part of the Constitution I DON’T want to ignore is the fact that the “natural-born-citizen” clause was even in there to begin with. Do you think that those three words were just a random brain fart?

The point of it was to ensure that the president had loyalty to America.

My scenario sets up the condition in which the prospective president’s parents and relatives hate America and are not citizens. Children generally absorb the values of those by whom they are raised.

Are you saying that just the isolated fact of birth on US soil satisfies the Founders’ interest in including the NBC clause in the first place, which was the loyalties of the prosepective president?

My scenario was not racist or knee-jerk. It asks a legitimate question.

The Supreme Court MUST settle the NBC question because there is a mammoth wave of young folk coming up whose parents are not only not citizens, but they actively flouted U.S. law by breaking into the country.

cane_loader on January 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

SC.Charlie on January 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM,
Clearly you are some type of Moron. Sarah Palin was the ONLY thing McCain did right in his campaign. Sarah Palin would be my choice for President right now over this entire sorry field. Sarah Palin would be the Republican Nominee if she ran. It is not just me saying it. The Hotair Polls agree. Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are the ONLY ones to lead Mitt Romney multiple months. Sarah Palin should be the republican nominee. Nikki Haley is a RINO turd and an establishment sellout. Haley is done. She can still be Secretary of Indian Affairs.

CoolChange80 on January 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

OrthodoxJew on January 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM,
Romney and Demint are old men. Older than my father. Romney would never find a better running mate than Sarah Palin. What a message it would send to the left-wing and the media that the GOP is United to Defeat Obama. I doubt the ticket would happen but Palin would be a better choice than Condi who is a RINO. Palin would be a bold choice.

CoolChange80 on January 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

SC.Charlie on January 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Obamadrone!

CoolChange80 on January 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

This A-hole needs to be primaried and defeated. She’s a complete sell out.

M_J_S on January 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

. Sarah Palin should be the republican nominee. Nikki Haley is a RINO turd and an establishment sellout. Haley is done. She can still be Secretary of Indian Affairs.

CoolChange80 on January 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Another racist, half-wit jacka** for the Sarahcoulda- but didn’t.

Shocked, just shocked I tells ya’.

M240H on January 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

After endorsing Mittens, you’ll be lucky to get re-elected Governor, Nikki darling!

insidiator on January 18, 2012 at 7:48 AM

As one who worked for your election Gov.I am so disappointed with you.You told me and others that you would never support any piece of legislation or anybody that did not fully support the tea party values.Yet you could not wait to support Romney a moderate at best.You may win reelection but it will be with out my help.I will work hard to primary you.In my humble opinion you sold the tea party out.

logman1 on January 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I also helped her get elected and I regret it. Her approval rating is 34% in our very conservative state and I understand why.

stingray9813 on January 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

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Libraritarian on January 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Only 8% of respondents were more likely to support Romney as a result of Haley’s backing, while 21% said they were less likely to do so. More than two-thirds (71%) said it made no difference at all in their vote.

Illogically endorsing Mittens will make her re-election campaign impossible.
What a stupid move. The Tea Party that got her elected should shun her.

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Karl Magnus on January 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM

SC.Charlie on January 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM,
Clearly you are some type of Moron. Sarah Palin was the ONLY thing McCain did right in his campaign. Sarah Palin would be my choice for President right now over this entire sorry field. Sarah Palin would be the Republican Nominee if she ran. It is not just me saying it. The Hotair Polls agree. Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are the ONLY ones to lead Mitt Romney multiple months. Sarah Palin should be the republican nominee. Nikki Haley is a RINO turd and an establishment sellout. Haley is done. She can still be Secretary of Indian Affairs.
CoolChange80 on January 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Let me guess, you are in the tank for Palin? Well, she is not running. But then you knew that. Personally, I believe in vetting our candidates better than McCain did with selecting Palin.

SC.Charlie on January 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

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