Fresh after her endorsement of presidential candiate Mitt Romney, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley plans to appear at several campaign stops with Romney this weekend.
Haley will appear at the Boiling Springs Fires Station with Romney Friday at 4:30 pm. She will also participate in events at the Memminger Auditourium in Chareston Saturday morning at 9:30 am and at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach for a 2:20 pm town hall.
Haley announced her endorsement of Romney on Fox News Friday morning. Haley says what the nation needs right now in Washington is a leader who has knowledge of how business works.
“We can nitpick issues all day and I think that’s what we have seen throughout the debates. What it comes down to is how can we get every person a job? How do we make sure our economy gets back on track? The only way we’re going to do that is to go with someone that’s done it.”
Haley touted Romney’s leadership qualities. “Now more than ever we need someone who has the leadership to deal with a broken Washington in a way to get things down. As governor of Massachusetts what we saw is that he balanced his budget and cut taxes 19 times with an 85 percent Democrat controlled legislature.”
Haley said with the U.S. government in constant gridlock, the nation needs a leader from the outside.
“What I want is someone who is not a part of the chaos which is Washington. What I wanted was someone who knew what it was like to turn broken companies around.”
Romney faces an uphill battle in South Carolina. The December Winthrop Poll shows that among likely primary voters Newt Gingrich leads Romney 38.4 percent to 21.5 percent. The Romney campaign is hoping that Haley’s endorsement will help to significantly close that gap before the primary on January 21.