Former Governor Nikki Haley shakes up the political world again by throwing a major wrench into the scheduled New Hampshire debate. The debate, which was set to take place on Thursday, was canceled after Haley declared that she would not participate unless either former President Trump or President Biden also attended. This move left the debate organizers, ABC News and WMUR-TV, with no choice but to pull the plug due to a lack of participants. Can you believe this?
Governor Ron DeSantis showed his dedication by confirming his intention to attend the event, but the absence of Trump and Haley ultimately led to the debate’s demise. Trump’s habit of skipping out on debates is becoming as predictable as the sun rising in the east. Some say he has better things to do – like resting up for his inevitable comeback to the White House.
🚨𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 – CNN and ABC News has canceled the New Hampshire Republican primary debate, citing a lack of candidate participation.
Nikki Haley, who wouldn’t attend without Trump, and Ron DeSantis, the only confirmed candidate, remained.
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The debate would have been a showdown between heavyweights, with Chris Christie, DeSantis, Haley, and Trump all initially slated to attend. However, Christie dropped out last week, and political newcomers Vivek Ramaswamy and Asa Hutchinson also threw in the towel after disappointing showings in the Iowa caucuses.
In the aftermath of Trump’s victory in the Iowa caucuses, the attention shifts to the impending New Hampshire primaries, and it’s looking like Trump is poised to emerge victorious once again. With Haley polling in second place and DeSantis trailing behind, the New Hampshire primaries are shaping up to be a critical battleground in the Republican race.
Stay tuned as the political drama continues to unfold, with the fight for the Republican nomination heating up. It’s a wild ride, folks, and this New Hampshire debate cancellation is just the latest twist in the unpredictable world of politics.