More than two months after former president Donald Trump technically launched the 2024 presidential race, it’s actually beginning in earnest.
Trump is holding actual campaign events. As he lines up his own bid, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is starting to respond to Trump’s growing attacks. And we’ll soon have a second official candidate, with former South Carolina governor and Trump United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley set to announce her run in the coming weeks.
But how does Haley fit into the field? It’s one of the bigger wild cards in a competition that for now is mostly focused on Trump and DeSantis.
Haley is nothing if not an enigma. On the one hand, she made a name for herself by repeatedly breaking with her party’s orthodoxy, reaping the bipartisan benefits that come with it and becoming arguably the most popular official in the Trump…