Ahead of what could be an intensely competitive Republican presidential primary, former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley teased a potential bid in 2024 this week.
“When you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things. You first look at: ‘Does the current situation push for new leadership?’” Haley explained in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier that aired Thursday. “The second question is: ‘Am I that person that could be that new leader?’”
“And can I be that leader? Yes I think I can be that leader,” Haley continued.
Haley stopped just short of a formal declaration. Though she has signaled a possible candidacy in recent weeks, this week’s interview was the strongest indication yet that she’s seriously contemplating a run for the White House and expressed confidence in her candidacy.
“I have never lost a…