Hi, this is Christine Hensley, former Des Moines City councilwoman. I’m supporting Nikki Haley for President, read why:
This past summer and fall, Haley has campaigned across Iowa with courage, conviction and charisma. Haley does not talk down to or demean people. With optimism and hope, she lifts people up. Haley doesn’t dredge up the past and recycle it. Instead, she learns from history and offers fresh ideas. Why is this so rare these days?
Haley is clear-eyed about the challenges America faces in both hemispheres. As ambassador, she dealt with them at the United Nations after serving as a successful governor of her state.
In a turbulent world, this is not the time to elect a former president who carries chaos with him every day. Or to reelect a president who ducks, dithers and delays. It is time for the United States, the world’s oldest democracy, to elect an “Iron Lady” president. Haley is our nation’s best strategic choice next year.
The electoral process starts in Iowa; its best outcome can begin here, too.
Starting well behind others but working hard, Haley has become known, liked, respected and admired here. Her logic, ideas and toughness with a winsome persona win hearts and minds across Iowa every day.
Iowans should also pay attention to the recent New York Times-Siena College Poll comparing top Republican contenders vs. President Biden in the general election. The numbers are stunning:
DeSantis 45, Biden 45 — a discouraging tie and possible loss in the offing…
Trump 47, Biden 43 — a modest lead on which no one would bet the farm…
Haley 51, Biden 34 — a blowout 17-point lead helped by women and independents.
A big win at the presidential level would be of great help to Iowa’s four Republican House members and GOP legislative candidates on the ballot next November.
A big win is also a “means to an end” bringing overdue policy changes — strengthening national security, closing the open border, limiting out of control federal spending, growing our economy and creating millions of good jobs.
Some still deny, obfuscate or minimize Trump-era election results in 2018, 2020 and 2022. The hard truth is Republicans lost elections all over the country. The national “red wave” never showed up. Indeed, we have lost the popular vote for president in seven of the last eight elections after 1988.
Do Republicans want to keep losing? Or do we want to stride with strength into the future? How about winning big enough so no one doubts the outcome? Republicans haven’t seen anything close to a 17 percentage-point win since Reagan beat Mondale by 18 points in 1984!
Iowa has been fortunate to start the presidential election process for 48 years. Unfortunately, national Democrats have kicked the Iowa Caucus to the curb.
In our Republican Caucus, Iowans can propel a well-qualified woman forward in the presidential selection process. The opportunity is right in front of us: The challenge is hard; the stakes are high. If we get this right, Iowa can lead in nominating and electing a new, transformational president. We can make great history for our caucuses, our party, our state and our nation.
Now, I want to invite you to join me. Please vote for Nikki Haley Monday evening, Jan. 15.
COMMIT TO CAUCUS FOR NIKKI HALEY