The Iowa Caucus confirmed what many had predicted: Trump is the GOP frontrunner, and Nikki Haley is the favorite amongst the "never-Trump" wing of the Republican party—to the ire of pro-Trump conservatives.
Glenn says that Nikki Haley has drawn so much criticism from the rest of the Republican party because her campaign stances are "out of step with where conservatives are right now." Conservatives are tired of sending their taxpayer dollars to foreign wars. Haley has taken a strong stance in support of ongoing aid to Ukraine. Conservatives are yearning for leaders who take a strong stance against the establishment. Haley seems to embody the establishment that conservatives want to do away with. These are just a few of many qualms that hardline conservatives have with the former ambassador to the UN.
However, there are supporters of Nikki Haley, and one of them left an anonymous letter on Glenn's desk defending her candidacy. Curious as to what's going on in the mind of a Nikki Haley fan? Here are the "confessions" of an underground Nikki Haley supporter:
I'm writing this from a secure and heavily guarded location. I am under 24/7 monitoring and protection, kind of like Epstein, but I'm actually being cared for. There's a lot of debate within the Conservative Party, but unlike the Democratic Party, the Republican Party typically opens differing ideas. Unless you're a Nikki Haley supporter, apparently, then it's straight to the gulag with you.
I am writing this anonymously to save my family from embarrassment and ridicule. My name is John Doe, and I am a Nikki Haley Supporter. Let me explain before you dox me.
People say Nikki Haley is a Democrat. Do you know who else was a Democrat up until 5 minutes ago? The right's favorite loudmouth, Vivek Ramaswamy. Donald Trump was notorious around the Democrat circle before switching over to the right. Iconic Republican president RONALD REAGAN was on the left side as well. So, Nikki Haley is in good company.
When it comes to general election electability, I don't think anybody has a better shot than Haley. Trump may very well be thrown into a jail cell. Vivek will probably slap a cop to get himself thrown in a jail cell in some weird show of solidarity, while Ron DeSantis will continue just existing in his lifted cowboy boots. Nikki is soft-spoken—unless your name is Vivek. Then the gloves come off. She likely won't make any memorable tweets like "Covfefe" or "I love Hispanics" to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, but I'm willing to sacrifice those.
Being a Nikki Haley supporter is like being a Dallas Cowboys fan. Everybody hates her for every reason imaginable. You get hate from every side. You KNOW what she's capable of, but she won't DO IT. I know what you can be, Nikki, and I want people to see you how I see you. But you don't help yourself when you appear wishy-washy on abortion and transgenderism in children. You have a successful track record, just like Ron DeSantis does. You started this campaign off strong, just like the Cowboys. But you're choking in the playoffs, Nikki. You had a decent showing in the Iowa Caucus. New Hampshire and South Carolina are yours for the taking with DeSantis out, just don't say anything stupid! Please don't disappoint me. I've been disappointed enough this year already.