Last night, Nikki Haley won the South Carolina primary runoff for governor, beating Republican Congressman Gresham Barrett by a whopping 65 percent to 35 percent. This is good news for republicans and good news for women. But most importantly, Haley’s win is good news for the people of South Carolina.
And while Haley recognized this barrier-braking accomplishment in her acceptance speech (if she wins, Haley will be the first female Governor of South Carolina), she reminded the media types out there analyzing her win that her primary victory represents more than just a women’s accomplishment-its about clear conservative ideas.
To our friends in the media across this state and across this country who are analyzing what this victory means and what barriers this may have broken I will tell you there might be some truth to that, but this is so much more than that. This is a story about determination and a story about a movement. This is the movement about the idea of government being open and accountable to the people. This is the story where we push the idea that the taxpayers should get ahead of the special interests every day of the week. This is a movement that pushes the fact that small businesses are job creators and they should be our top priority in South Carolina. And this is a movement that was about clear conservative ideas that just wasn’t going to take any distractions.