Fox News host Laura Ingraham called attention to a serious emerging pattern in the 2024 presidential election campaign, notably involving the Republican candidates.
The host of “The Ingraham Angle” gave viewers her take on “the media’s favorite Republican” and how mainstream media outlets are quietly hyping up Nikki Haley after the last GOP primary debate, noting how this is political “suicide” for the former United Nations ambassador.
“After last night’s debate, one conclusion is undeniable: The media wants Nikki Haley as the GOP nominee,” Ingraham opened, referring to the third Republican primary debate held Wednesday in Miami, Florida.
Haley shared the stage with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
“Look at these headlines from Politico,” Ingraham cited examples of the media all but fawning over Haley.
“Most of their reporters agreed Nikki Haley had the best night. And in a tweet, ‘Nikki Haley’s ascension, and the 2024 primary was hard to ignore,'” she read.
“And high praise over at The New York Times, too. They’re saying Haley won all three debates! And let’s not forget, MSNBC – they’re in about as much in love as they can be with a Republican whose last name isn’t Bush, Cheney, Kinzinger or Romney,” the Fox News host snarked.
Nikki Haley is the leftist propaganda outlets dream candidate. They were salivating over her debate performance. Any thoughts on this? pic.twitter.com/N7rg70WJpq
— Matthew Nichol (@MatthewNichol5) November 10, 2023
“Well, it’s nice to get good press. I do get that,” Ingraham continued before dropping a reality check for Team Haley.
“But politically, this is suicide for Nikki Haley,” she said.
“There’s no future in the Republican Party for someone who’s been endorsed by Politico and The New York Times. So Nikki Haley can be a media hero, or she can be a leader in the GOP, but she cannot be both,” Ingraham declared.
If Nikki Haley is the Republican nominee, she will defeat Joe Biden in a landslide, in my opinion.
In fact, I might even vote for @NikkiHaley. I’d at least give it a consideration.
She is likable.
She is moderate.
She makes sense.
She is relatively young.
She has foreign… pic.twitter.com/KBTHtxCYUt
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) November 9, 2023
“So if Nikki Haley wants to win GOP support, she has to explain how she’s just not the second coming of the Bushes and Liz Cheney,” Ingraham suggested.
“But right now, it appears from listening to her last night, at least, that she is. Otherwise, the media wouldn’t be rallying to her. But the fact is, she’s relentlessly pro-war, which in a match-up with Biden, would allow him to take the peace lane,” the Fox News host warned, adding, “That’s great for Biden.”
“Could she win over the Trump voters? Hard to see how she could do that,” she continued.
“But one idea, I guess, would be for her to travel to a battleground state and then pick a fight over a cause that actually makes the media mad. How about that?” Ingraham suggested before giving her assessment of which candidate appears to be the most “presidential.”
“It’s my view after last night, as it has been in every debate, that Ron DeSantis emerges strongest,” she said. “This is because he has the most experience as a successful chief executive, along with a clear populist message that voters are aligned with.”