We all know that extreme circumstances have produced some extremely great leaders and Governor Nikki Haley maybe a splendid example. While Republicans candidates for their party's nomination waffled on the merits of preserving the last remnants of the Confederacy, Haley addressed the flag issue head on. Agree with her or disagree but at least she had the courage to take a stand. Suddenly her name is being mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate.
Before the flag issue emerged Haley had already become Charleston's chief healer and uniter. He message was one of hope and forgiveness in contrast to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's racially charged vindictiveness over what now appears to be the accidental death of a small time drug dealer. She spoke in her own genuine voice not in Hillary Clinton's "I ain't no ways tired", traveling minstrel show schtick.
“It’s been her finest hour as governor,” said David Woodard, a Clemson University professor.
Haley second term of governor expires in 2019 and if she has aspirations to higher office she has not made them known but having a plain spoken woman of Indian heritage who has twice been elected to a state's highest office would improve any Republican nominee's chances of capturing the White House.