Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is going to spend the coming weeks trying to keep the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination alive.
One gambit she might try to keep the contest competitive is baiting former President Donald Trump to debate her.
This was clearly on Haley’s mind when she refused to debate Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
“We’ve had five great debates in this campaign. Unfortunately, Donald Trump has ducked all of them,” she said after the Iowa caucuses. “He has nowhere left to hide. The next debate I do will either be with Donald Trump or with Joe Biden. I look forward to it.”
The end result was that the scheduled debates before New Hampshire voted were canceled. Trump wouldn’t participate and therefore neither would Haley.
Haley could hope for a different outcome this time.