Saturday is the South Carolina primary and it looks like it’s over for Nikki Haley in her home state

February 23 – The Republican Primary will be held tomorrow in South Carolina and the two front runners are former president Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. 

As it stands now, Trump has a commanding lead. 

Haley, who is from South Carolina, has spent millions of dollars in ad space and claims even if she loses in South Carolina, she’s not going anywhere. 

Barkdoll predicted, “It’s over. I mean, the 538 polling average has Trump winning by over 30 points tomorrow. She’s going to get wiped out in her home state tomorrow. She’ll spin this if she comes within 20 or 25, she’ll say she over-performed. She’s not leaving. We’re only a few weeks away from Super Tuesday. So the map really starts to expand after tomorrow.”

Analysts looking at Haley’s campaign say she seems to be playing this strategy that if one of the criminal trials for Trump would somehow take him down, she could be the only candidate standing that has any delegates going into the convention. 

Barkdoll said, “That would put her in a very powerful because even though she’s losing these races in Nevada and New Hampshire, Iowa, now tomorrow in South Carolina, she is still racking up delegates and she’s going to be the only other candidate to have any delegates and she could be in a very influential position if things would unfold in a certain way going into the convention.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “That was the reason some people said Ron DeSantis shouldn’t get out because of that exact scenario, giving only one other person that kind of clout, if it would come to some kind of decision other than Trump down the road.”

Barkdoll said, “If you think about it, and who knows where these trials go? I mean, March 25, is that New York criminal trial, and then he has another criminal trial, it looks like it’ll be in May for the Mar-a-Lago documents case. Who knows where any of that goes? But as wild as this campaign season has been, if something occurs that would somehow knock him out of the race, she would have an argument that by rights, could she be the default nominee? Because she’s going to be the only candidate that has any delegates.”