New York. Amidst the changing political developments, the question is now being asked whether women of Indian origin will compete with both the major political parties in the next presidential election in America? This possibility was further strengthened when Republican leader Nikki Haley, the daughter of a Sikh immigrant, indicated that she would run in the election. On the other hand, the way for Vice President Kamala Harris to stand in the election as the Democratic candidate depends on the decision of 80-year-old Joe Biden whether he will run for a second term or not. .
Although till now Biden has said that he is ready for a second term as well, but at the same time he also said that the final decision will be taken by sitting with his family early next year. Indian-American Haley, who served in the US cabinet, on Sunday said she is seriously considering running for the presidency. Will tell more about this soon. Haley said, I have won difficult elections. I have been the underdog every time. But when people underestimate me, it’s fun. But I have never lost any election and now I am ready for the road ahead.
He was speaking at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first major Republican political gathering since former President Donald Trump announced his entry into the presidential race. Trump also addressed the meeting. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others also spoke on the occasion.
After serving two years as the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Haley began to build her base in the party by resigning from the post. He founded Stand for America, a political action committee that raised $10 million to support 60 candidates in the November 8 midterm elections.
Haley, who grew up in a small rural southern town in the country, took a dig at Harris, whose first identity in politics is African-American, while expressing pride in her family’s coming to America from India. Haley accused Harris of being on the sidelines of promoting self-hatred among Americans and, citing her own family experience, said she has the audacity to tell us, America is racist.
Before joining Trump’s cabinet, Haley was the governor of South Carolina, the second Indian-origin person to hold the position after fellow-Republican Bobby Jindal. “A lot of people asked me if I was going to run for president,” Haley said. Now that the midterms are over, I’ll give it a serious thought. Will tell more in this regard soon. If my family and I take a decision in this regard, we will make 1000 per cent efforts to achieve it and complete it,” she said.
Criticizing Biden’s attempt to revive the Iran nuclear deal scrapped by Trump, he said the country’s next president will end the deal on the first day he takes office. She wanted Harris to be the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee before Harris dropped out in the early stages of the campaign, but Biden eventually chose her as his vice presidential running mate after falling behind in the early stages.
His fate is linked to Biden. Now again, his candidacy from the Democrat side will depend on whether Biden contests for a second term or not. A CNN poll showed 67 percent of the nation does not want Biden to seek re-election, although 83 percent of Democrats favor him for a second term.
The country’s oldest president, 80-year-old Biden hesitates publicly to name Kamala Harris for the presidency or to merge Kherson with Ukraine and Fallujah with Iraq. Many questions arise about his ability to handle a second term as president. Giving voice to doubters in his party, Democratic Representative Dean Phillips said, “I think a new generation of compelling, well-prepared and dynamic Democrats can move the country forward.”
Significantly, Kamala Harris’s performance as Vice President has been mediocre, especially because of her failure to stop illegal immigration as assigned by Biden. But Biden’s support has soared within the party after Democrats’ surprisingly strong showing in the midterm elections, which were seen as a referendum on him and Trump.
In such a situation, Harris will have to face tough challenges in the nomination from the party for the post of President. If Haley decides to participate in the race, the road ahead will be even tougher for her.
The poll about the Republican nomination for the 2024 election found Haley supported by only 2 percent, compared to 47.3 percent for Trump and 29 percent for DeSantis. Haley is only 50 years old, and even if she doesn’t run for president in 2024, the future is open to her. She can get the nomination from the party for the post of Vice President.
The RJC meeting indirectly criticized Trump, though he later tried to rectify and said, “I disagree that our loss was caused by one person.” He has had a very tenuous relationship with Trump. In the last election, he first endorsed his rival Senator Marco Rubio of Florida for the party’s nomination, but later defected to Trump and Trump selected him for the cabinet. His criticism of Trump has made him a go-to option for Republicans opposed to the former president. We have to choose candidates who can win not only the primary but also the general election, he said on Sunday. But we don’t do that.
On January 6, 2021, his words were not true yesterday and it was not just his words, he said at a party meeting the other day after the attack on Parliament by Trump supporters. His work should be judged harshly from the day of election. In her Sunday speech, Haley repeatedly said we must reach out to minorities Hispanics, Asians, African Americans and Jews. He said that his parents came from India with $8 in their pocket and achieved success here. His father Ajit Singh Randhawa became a professor, while his mother Raj Kaur Randhawa became a successful businesswoman.