From the Charleston Post & Courier editorial board:
The result, if the field remains crowded, is that Mr. Trump will again win the nomination. From a Republican perspective, this scenario is disastrous, because Mr. Trump is the least likely candidate to defeat President Joe Biden. It’s also disastrous from the perspective of Democrats and independents — and many Republicans, and the rest of the world — because there’s no guarantee that Mr. Biden would win a rematch.
We’ve long known we would reach a point when it became necessary for the GOP field to winnow itself; we just didn’t think it would be this soon. Nor did we realize that Ms. Haley would be our choice to remain. But Ms. Haley is the one Republican who is clearly ascending — in the polls, in fundraising, in her willingness to challenge the former president. And the Hamas attack on Israel should convince all but the most Trumpian of Republicans that international matters matter.
Although Ms. Haley should never be confused with a moderate, she could easily be next year’s choice of independents and traditional Republicans. But that requires the other candidates getting out of the way. They need to do so now. While it can still make a difference.
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Editorial board of South Carolina’s biggest newspaper, The Post and Courier, calls for GOP field to clear for Nikki Haley — “the one Republican who is clearly ascending” — to take on Trump directly. https://t.co/v2eanPfOqx
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) October 21, 2023