Isaac J. Mass: Haley best choice for Republican Party presidential nominee

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley smiles while taking a question from the audience during a campaign gathering, May 24, 2023, in Bedford, N.H.

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley smiles while taking a question from the audience during a campaign gathering, May 24, 2023, in Bedford, N.H. AP FILE PHOTO/CHARLES KRUPA

Published: 09-25-2023 4:48 PM

Nikki Haley should be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. She is a first generation South Asian-American daughter of legal Indian immigrants. She is a military wife and mother. She has the executive experience of a dynamic and conservative governor, who was able to build consensus over a controversial social issue and finally remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House.

As a professionally trained accountant, she knows how to and will balance our federal budget. She served at the United Nations actually negotiating with our friends and adversaries alike. No candidate of either party has had better foreign policy credentials since George Herbert Walker Bush.

Despite her conservatism, she does not ignore reality and is honest with the public about what we can realistically accomplish. She understands how we can reach consensus with the other party in a way to move the conservative agenda further along rather than winning the argument, but losing the fight.

Most importantly she can win both the popular vote and the Electoral College! She has the best chance of bringing independents and commonsense Democrats on board in November. We can not survive another four years of Bidenomics and spiraling inflation. Republicans need to decide if they want to be right and broke or right and win. As for me, I will be proud to vote for the first female president, not because she is a woman, but because she is the right woman.

Isaac J. Mass

Greenfield