An endorsement from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a favorite of the Tea Party movement, could give a boost to the Republican presidential candidate of her choice.
“What I have told everybody is now is the time where we need to weigh in on asking them the hard questions,” she said. “This is the time we really need to be doing a lot of the listening to what their details are and what their specifics are and waiting to weigh in until we can really see what the full platform looks like.”
Asked whether she thinks Sarah Palin should run, Haley said she would welcome the former Alaska governor to the race, just as she has the other Republican contenders. Palin’s endorsement of Haley in South Carolina’s 2010 Republican primary helped raise the future governor’s profile.
Palin is closing in on a self-imposed September deadline for deciding whether to enter the presidential race — and still giving no hint about when she’ll announce her decision. “Still contemplating whether I should jump in there or not,” Palin said on Fox News Thursday night.