Nikki Haley regarding her presidential campaign: “We’re only at the beginning.”

Nikki Haley, former U.N. Ambassador and Republican presidential hopeful, is gearing up for the South Carolina primary after facing setbacks in Iowa and New Hampshire. In an interview on “CBS Mornings,” Haley expressed confidence in her campaign and emphasized the need for a new generation of leadership in the party.

“I just got to South Carolina,” Haley said. “We just left New Hampshire. My goal has always been to keep building.” Despite polls showing former President Donald Trump leading in her home state, Haley remains undeterred and is determined to show voters that she will be a strong president.

Haley, who served as South Carolina’s governor from 2011 to 2017, is familiar to the state’s conservative electorate. However, she faces challenges with a slew of endorsements for her opponent from GOP state officials. But Haley remains optimistic, citing fundraising booms after Trump’s “temper tantrum” following her second-place showing in New Hampshire as evidence that voters want an alternative.

“People don’t want a coronation,” she said. “It’s been two states.”

Haley also emphasized the need for a new generation of leadership, stating that both Trump and President Biden are not as mentally fit as they used to be. “Are we really going to have two 80-year-olds running for president?” she questioned. “The party that puts a new generational leader in is the party that will win. That’s why I’m running.”

In light of the recent death of three U.S. troops, Haley pushed for strikes against Iran, stating that “this is not about playing hard at Iran, it’s about playing smart.” She advocated for “surgical” action to target leadership.

As the South Carolina primary approaches, Haley remains determined to show voters that she is the best candidate for the job. “My goal has always been to keep building,” she reiterated. “Now I have to show them I’ll be a good president.”  

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