Nikki Haley’s SOTU Response Leads to Speculation About Possible VP Bid

In the aftermath of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's response to President Obama's final State of the Union address, public speculation that Haley will run for vice president is on the rise. Haley appeared on NBC's Today Jan. 13, the morning after her speech, and said that while she "really [hasn't] thought about" running for vice president, she would "sit down and talk" about it if any of the GOP candidates wanted to do so. Haley has recently been going head to head with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on issues like immigration, and told Today's Matt Lauer that Trump was one of the "loud voices" she criticized in her speech. Subsequently, Ann Coulter tweeted that "Trump should deport Nikki Haley." But many Republicans are open to Haley as vice president because as Katie Pack­er, a GOP strategist who worked on Mitt Rom­ney’s 2012 pres­id­en­tial bid, told the National Journal, “Any­thing we can do to ... make us less grouchy, less rich, less white, less male, I think that helps us as a party.”

Source: NBC Today Show

Posted on: January 13, 2016