Wednesday, February 15, 2023

FiveThirtyEight asks 'Who is Nikki Haley?'

While The Former Guy declared his candidacy last November, just after the 2022 midterm election, within a week of the last episode of "The Good Fight," which ended with TFG declaring he was running, and Joe Biden already making a case for a second term, the 2024 finally began in earnest as Nikki Haley declared her candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. For all of you who ask "Nikki who?" FiveThirtyEight has an answer in Who Is Nikki Haley, Trump's First Major Challenger For The GOP Presidential Nomination?

Nikki Haley just announced that she'll be running for president in 2024. She's the first woman of color to seek the Republican nomination.
I've only mentioned Haley once, in Stephen Colbert and FiveThirtyEight recap the first night of the Republican National Convention.
Despite the attempts by Nikki Haley (not "Hayley") and Rick Scott to make the party and convention seem normal and non-threatening, Kimberly Guilfoyle managed to set the tone that viewers on the other side of the aisle found believable. If the Republicans wanted to get the Fox News viewers fired up, she was the one to do it. If they wanted to convince persuadable voters to vote Republicans, she wasn't.
The flip side of this would be neither Haley nor Scott, both from South Carolina, would be the ones to fire up the Republican base. Steve M. of No More Mister Nice Blog disposed of the chances of both Scott and Haley this week, Scott in YOU MUST HAVE THESE PEOPLE CONFUSED WITH SOME OTHER REPUBLICAN PARTY and Haley in CALLING IT NOW: NIKKI HALEY WON'T EVEN BE A RUNNING MATE. I'm glad he wrote those posts so I didn't have to. Besides, Steve M. has this blog on his blogroll and I've been getting a lot of visitors from it. It's about time I thanked him and sent some of my readers his way.

I might get around to suggesting original drinks for Haley before the Republican debates, but right now I'm being a good environmentalist by recycling the South Carolina Swizzle Cocktail - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey - Small Screen, which I used for Lindsey Graham.

Inspired by the delicious produce of South Carolina and Georgia, Charlotte created the South Carolina Swizzle Cocktail to celebrate one of her favorite regions of the United States. Served in a julep style, this refreshing libation is perfect as a summer sipper.

Remember, great cocktails start with measuring responsibly.
1 1/2 parts Hendrick's Gin - Watch The Unusual Times:
1/2 part Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur
3/4 part fresh lime juice
3/4 part simple syrup
1/4 part Yellow Chartreuse

Shake ingredients with ice.
Strain over crushed ice into hurricane or tall glass.
Garnish with a mint sprig.
Now I'm wondering if it's worth creating a label for her. Darling Nikki, anyone?

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