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Here’s What Nikki Haley Should Say to the American People<!-- wp:html --><p>Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Getty</p> <p>Barring some stunning turn of events, <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/nikki-haley">Nikki Haley</a> is about to be—as NBC News’ Steve Kornacki warned—“<a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/steve-kornacki-nikki-haley-could-get-buried-in-a-delegate-avalanche-on-super-tuesday-205355589849">buried in a delegate avalanche</a>” by <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/donald-j-trump">Donald Trump</a> on this week’s Super Tuesday.</p> <p>Sure, <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-claims-he-lost-to-haley-in-dc-because-he-purposely-stayed-away">Haley won the Washington, D.C, primary</a> on Sunday. But based on the number of delegates being awarded on Tuesday, coupled with the fact that many states award them on a “winner-take-all” basis, it is about to become increasingly difficult for Haley to make a mathematical case for staying in the race. Indeed, <em>The New York Times </em>is already calling this Haley’s “<a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/steve-kornacki-nikki-haley-could-get-buried-in-a-delegate-avalanche-on-super-tuesday-205355589849">last stand</a>.”</p> <p>Truth be told, since <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-hampshire-primary-takeaway-we-are-not-a-serious-country">losing the New Hampshire primary</a> in January, Haley’s rationale for remaining in the race has been dubious. If she is to linger past Super Tuesday, she will need better rationales. Luckily, I have some ideas.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/heres-what-nikki-haley-should-say-to-the-american-people">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Getty

Barring some stunning turn of events, Nikki Haley is about to be—as NBC News’ Steve Kornacki warned—“buried in a delegate avalanche” by Donald Trump on this week’s Super Tuesday.

Sure, Haley won the Washington, D.C, primary on Sunday. But based on the number of delegates being awarded on Tuesday, coupled with the fact that many states award them on a “winner-take-all” basis, it is about to become increasingly difficult for Haley to make a mathematical case for staying in the race. Indeed, The New York Times is already calling this Haley’s “last stand.”

Truth be told, since losing the New Hampshire primary in January, Haley’s rationale for remaining in the race has been dubious. If she is to linger past Super Tuesday, she will need better rationales. Luckily, I have some ideas.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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