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Nikki Haley has long been a role model for young conservative women. From her time at the South Carolina Legislature as a State Representative to South Carolina Governor to United States Ambassador to the United Nations. We’ve loved her for her sass, her style, her meme-worthy reactions, and her ability to handle any problem with dignity and grace. All of which is exactly why we think she should be President one day. Here are just a few of the many reasons why Nikki Haley needs to be the 46th President of the United States.

She is bold. 

Nikki Haley isn’t afraid to tell people how it is. She holds our enemies to high standards and holds our allies to higher standards. She doesn’t settle for mediocrity and she will call out the worst behaviors from a government towards its people. Recently, she has brought the heat to Venezuela with the emphasis of how the country treats its people, but they still sit on the UN’s Human Rights Council. She has been vocal about the way oppressive countries treat their people and defends the American principles that we have upheld since our inception. In fact, she stood up before the United Nations and spoke in defense of Israel when others wouldn’t, she defended limited government ideals, and called out the politics of the United Nations for what it was. She left the Trump administration on good terms and came out looking better than ever. In fact, she is one of the only one to have left the administration to do so. 

She is loyal. 

Nikki Haley never abandoned her South Carolina roots, often returning to visit her home state and cheer on her favorite football team. She stayed friends with her best buddies in South Carolina and has really stayed a supporter of President Trump. We know that she has probably disagreed with some of the things he has said or done, but she follows the eleventh commandment that President Ronald Reagan coined: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” She has been a major player in the GOP and her willingness to travel to show her support and fundraise for fellow Republicans shows she’s a team player.

She is a leader.

We’ve watched her lead her state during one of the worst mass shootings in South Carolina’s history. She lead with compassion, empathy, and understanding. Haley is a listener and is always willing to hear where everyone stands and why. She lead the United States in the United Nations and stood strong in the face of so much adversity. When people were ganging up on the United States, Nikki Haley leaned back in her seat, crossed her arms, and waited for her turn to talk. When Nikki Haley talks, people listen. She takes names. 

She is classy.

I don’t think anyone has ever seen Nikki Haley react in such a way that would elicit a New York Times expose. She has a wonderful reputation among her peers and therefore has a wonderful reputation in the wider circles like within the media and within the GOP. She always has the proper responses and handles situations the way anyone should. Nikki Haley shares her heart and she shares her missions in a way that never comes off condescending or judgmental. 

She is well spoken.

I can’t remember a time where Nikki Haley has had to re-explain herself because she is able to convey her messages appropriately and without confusion. She rarely misspeaks and with that, she thinks before she speaks. If you’ve ever watched an interview of her, you can see her nodding to the question and watching the wheels churn as she formulates an appropriate answer. This isn’t to say that she is coordinating a diplomatic answer because many of her best moments are off the cuff. 

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She is accomplished. 

Haley has risen through the ranks. Before politics, she was an accounting graduate from Clemson and was a small business owner. Her role in politics started at the South Carolina legislature, to South Carolina Governor, then to United Nations Ambassador. Each role she has held has helped mold her into one accomplished woman. Haley has legislative experience from her days as a member of the South Carolina legislature. She has executive experience from her time as South Carolina Governor. She has her finger on the pulse of what’s going on all around the world and her years at the UN helped shape her foreign policy experience.

Nikki Haley is someone we have long admired and we are excited to see her next chapters. She is an American icon and many of us just want to grab coffee with her one time to get some expert advice. If she ever needs some White House staff or campaign help, we know an army of future female leaders that are poised and ready. 

You can get to know Nikki Haley more in her new book, With All Due Respect, out November 12th.

Caroline C.
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