Haley robocalls South Carolina touting Romney
December 16th, 2011
01:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Haley robocalls South Carolina touting Romney

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign moved quickly Friday to capitalize on a high-profile endorsement from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley by sending out a wave of robocalls across the early primary state that feature Haley herself making the case for the former Massachusetts governor.

"Hi, this is Gov. Nikki Haley, and this morning I announced my endorsement of Mitt Romney for President of the United States," Haley says in the call, which was received by a Republican voter in Rock Hill who provided it to CNN.

Listen to the call here.

In the one-minute call, Haley draws an implicit contrast with the Republican frontrunner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose ascent in the polls has come at Romney's expense in several key early voting states.

Without naming him, Haley casts Gingrich as a creature of Washington.

"Mitt Romney knows what it means to make decisions, real decisions, not simply cast a vote," Haley says in the call. "He is not a creature of Washington. He knows how the private economy works, how to fix it, and most importantly how to solve problems. And he has proven it."

At the end of the call, Haley invites people to attend a rally with her and Romney on Friday in Greenville.

The calls are being paid for by Romney's campaign.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mitt Romney knows how to make decisions???? You are kidding, aren't you Nikki? Mittens put the flip in flip flop.

    December 16, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Gurgi

    I hate "robocalls." They are a waste of time and money.

    December 16, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    "Hi, this is Gov. Nikki Haley, and this morning I announced my endorsement of Mitt Romney for President of the United States,"
    -------

    Why don't you use your real name..the one your Sikh parent gave you Nimrata?

    December 16, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  4. Gingrich is steadfast...!

    America get ready in Novermber, 2012 to welcome your 45th President (POTUS) who will surprise the country and the world...Go Newt...go Newt all the way to the Oval Office...!

    December 16, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    > Al-NY,NY - Why don't you use your real name..the one your Sikh parent gave you Nimrata?

    Isn't Nikki her nickname? And why didn't Obama like people calling him Barack Hussein Obama??? Seem to recall Dems screaming about people using it.

    Your comment sure seems like you hate immigrants though. Or is it only Republican immigrants you hate???

    December 16, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  6. Gurgi

    @truth and.....I have come to the conclusion that there are two sets of standards, one for the liberals, and a different set of standards for everyone else.

    December 16, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. XYZ

    Mitt is a manager. I am for Newt, or for Rick coming back, and Newt is part of the package – so it Mitch. Whoever is running Rick's campaign, however...Thank heavens for Newt.

    December 16, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    "And why didn't Obama like people calling him Barack Hussein Obama??? Seem to recall Dems screaming about people using it."

    As usual, your memory is defective. He has used his full name throughout his political career.

    December 16, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  9. Straight Shooter

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth? Fail......

    December 16, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    More jobs for her Indian relatives and friends, obviously.

    December 16, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Jariv

    @Truth and Nothing But the Truth – I agree with you. This AI-NY,NY don't know real points of argument and just wants to criticize in a racist personal tone. Romney will be the nominee and the President of this great Nation from 2013 to 2020.

    December 16, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  12. Lynn

    Given her 34% approval rating in SC, I'm sure these will prove to be effective. Amazing how the media is touting this as a big "get".

    December 16, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  13. Thomas

    I LOve it , " Robo Romney ".

    December 16, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  14. Al-NY,NY

    Jariv

    @Truth and Nothing But the Truth – I agree with you. This AI-NY,NY don't know real points of argument and just wants to criticize in a racist personal tone. Romney will be the nominee and the President of this great Nation from 2013 to 2020
    -----–

    Thanks for the laugh. I needed it on this Friday. I see you've already crowned the Mittens to a 2-term presidency. Getting a little ahead of yourself arent you?

    December 16, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. jim

    So, Governor 'Bare down there' has decided to endorse Captain Magic Underpants. Great – the world is now a better place.

    December 16, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth wroteL

    > Al-NY,NY – Why don't you use your real name.. ....?
    ------------------
    Your hypocrisy is on display. Your posts are highly persuasive, which doesn't mean people agree with you.

    December 16, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    Rudy said "Practice what you preach. Haven't you ever heard of a veto? "
    ---
    Sounds like you just conceded to Truth's point, whch was that Regan couldn't do ANYTHING that wasn't authorized by a democratic controlled congress. So get off the "Regan raided Social Security"B.S.
    ============================
    Sounds like you do not know what a veto is either, or what the power to wield it means. I don't normally give lessons, but in your case I will make an exception No president can authorized any spending that is not previously passed by the Congress. That means a President does not hae to sign everything that comes across his desk. He can veto it, knowing that the Congress cannot override his veto, thanks to his minority colleagues.

    So, Reagan played brinksmanship with the Congress thoughout his administration. He passed Continuing Resolutions several times per year because he vetoed every budget that the Democratic Congress sent to him.

    December 16, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  18. Max

    Mormon

    It seems like governor Haley is trying to convince me, a devoted evangelical christian, to vote for a Mormon. many of us as evangelicals are quite convinced that Mormonisn is a CULT. No one will get us voting for someone who firmly supports a cult....like Romney does in his devotion to Joseph Smith.

    December 16, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Anonymous - As usual, your memory is defective. He has used his full name throughout his political career

    no, no, no Mr. Anonymous.... libs were all upset when Obama was running for President when his middle name was used because they screamed people were trying to make others believe he was a muslim. Now I'm sure there are many non-muslim Americans born in Hawaii with a middle name of Hussein so I personally don't know why they got so upset but they definitely did get upset.

    December 16, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    > Your posts are highly persuasive,

    The facts usually are...

    >which doesn't mean people agree with you

    Unfortunately, lefties don't believe facts, just bass ackward logic that always ends with the same conclusion: It isn't their fault, the rich did it to them and therefore they need to steal their money.

    December 16, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing wrote:

    Unfortunately, lefties don't believe facts, just bass ackward logic that always ends with the same conclusion:
    ---------------–
    If asking if someone is available to kick Harry Reid's chair is your idea of "facts" that liberals cannot debunk, no wonder this country is such bad shape. No wonder that the Congress has such low approval ratings if you are example of the intellect of the right wing. Is your Caps Lock key broken?

    December 16, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. diridi

    This is a bad sign for GOP, last elections, I got lot of robo calls saying Obama is Muslim...he won landslide....

    December 16, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    GOBP wingnuts in SC called Nikki a raghead. The GOBP wingnut/teabagger trainwreck implosion continues full speed ahead

    December 16, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. Gurgi

    @truth....most of the liberal posters on here seem to go out of their way to perpetuate the liberal stereotype as a group of people that call names and insults proving they have a severe lack of character and do not have facts to back up their beliefs, whether true or not, the minute they start using insults and name calling their credibility goes out the window.

    December 16, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. johnmenacherjr

    Who made this person a expert? and why in th e heck would I listen to her? Honestly RECALL WALKLER!!

    December 16, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
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