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Nikki Haley Has the Right Idea About Where Our Focus Needs to Be

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America is still reeling from the 2020 election. A lot of questions have still gone unanswered and a lot of fears are rising over what the Harris/Biden administration will pull during the course of their presidency.

It’s a frightening prospect but the bitter truth is that this is locked in. The Democrats currently have a majority in both the House and the Senate and the Executive branch is going to be under the control of the left for at least four years. So what do we do?

Nikki Haley already has the right idea. Look forward.

According to Fox News, Haley is already preparing for 2022 and hopes to give Republicans an edge in the coming midterm elections which, if successful, could strip the Democrats of a good deal of their power:

Nikki Haley has launched a political action committee (PAC) to support conservative candidates ahead of the 2022 election cycle — the latest effort by the former U.N. ambassador to boost GOP hopefuls in key races.

Stand for America PAC – a separate entity from Haley’s “Stand for America” advocacy group – describes itself as “laser-focused on the 2022 midterms and electing a conservative force to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to counter the liberal agendas of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi.”

Separately, a release declares it will support conservative candidates who will “defend America’s founding principles: freedom; opportunity for all; free speech; limited government; capitalism; the rule of law; and a strong national defense.”

Haley’s PAC will focus on constitutional candidates who oppose Democrat agendas such as socialized healthcare and court-packing, both of which will be a major threat from the Democrats in the coming years.

“We will support principled conservatives who stand up for the ideals our country was founded on, who believe that America, her people, and her ideas are inherently good,” the PAC says according to Fox News. “We are looking for candidates who understand that the Democrats’ extreme policies must be stopped.”

Haley is doing what needs to be done now. Republicans can bicker about and lament the 2020 election, but the truth of the matter is that it is done. All that matters now is reducing the amount of power the Democrats have, and that means winning back the legislative branch and that means focusing on the upcoming midterms where we can actually rectify the issues birthed forth by 2020.

Haley isn’t just preparing for the midterms, however.

It’s likely that Haley is preparing and leading this PAC for an even further goal of 2024 where it’s likely she’ll run for President. As it stands, many Republicans believe her to be the obvious choice. Generating groundswell now and leading the charge into 2022 would be a huge boost to her name and approval within the Republican party.

Does everyone want to put her at the top of the list? Not so much. As my colleague, Bonchie, noted earlier today, Haley seems like a candidate playing it safe. There’s a sterility to her that might not catch the attention of a Republican party that has seen that the daring and dynamics of the Trump era are what’s necessary to combat the radicalism of the left.

But regardless, no matter how you swing it, Haley’s eye is on the goal ahead not the loss behind and that’s now where Republicans, and indeed the entirety of the right, need to place themselves.

The long game requires long term goals and after huge losses like the ones Republicans suffered in 2020, it can be hard to see through the anger and demoralization. Especially with so many unanswered questions still lingering from a whirlwind election and fears that any foul play could happen again.

Trump’s loss was devastating, but it happened. It’s done.

The best thing to do now is rally the troops, regroup, and begin planning out battle strategies for 2022. The midterms will be upon us far faster than many people realize and we have to be ready. The faster we plan for it the more prepared we’ll be when the time to hit the voting booths is upon us again.