From a national perspective, current South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is seen as one of the darlings of the Republican Party. Her speech during the Republican National Convention was one of the best speeches during that week.
The basic crux of the speech was her talking about how South Carolina was thriving despite the economic downturn and how the state would be better off without the federal regulations placed upon it by Pres. Barack Obama. This type of speech is red meat for any true conservative.
Nevertheless, her approval ratings within her own state are very low. From the last poll that was done in July of 2012, the approval rating that she received from Republicans in South Carolina was only at sixty percent. Why is that the case?
The primary reason is that she was facing ethics charges earlier this year. However, she remained unscathed as she was declared innocent. Some of the ethics charges are listed here. In her case, perception is not reality.
Some of the attacks from both sides of the political spectrum are unwarranted because she is a woman and she is of Indian descent. Face it, American society is misogynistic, chauvinistic, and racist.
The real reason why her approval rating is so low is because of her reaction to these attacks. Instead of standing up to those attacks by focusing on implementing reform, she lowers herself to the standard of her critics by saying that she is being attacked because she is a woman and because she is not Caucasian. I thought that only Democrats were only supposed to use the race card.
However, there is one solution that would send her approval rating through the roof. South Carolina is the only state in which the Confederate Flag flies in front of its Capitol Building. She needs to declare that the Confederate Flag needs to be taken down. The people that are in South Carolina that are racists will never like her. Why compromise with them? Have the flag taken down.
The Confederacy is only associated with losing. Why place yourself in a building where losing permeates throughout the atmosphere? Gov. Haley, have the flag taken down and your approval rating will go up. Continuing to reject my request to have that loser flag taken down at the Capitol Building will ensure that she will be a one-term Governor.
Remember this. Confederacy = losing. Don't be a loser. Have the flag taken down.