After all the press “hoopla” about the “coveted endorsement” of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, the results are in. With the not-so-covert assistance of the Republican National Committee, the state Republican chairman, in addition to Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy, and assorted Republican “muckety-mucks,” Nikki could muster barely 22 percent of the voters for her candidate to “stop Trump.”

More bad news: Upwards of two-thirds of the voters polled on Feb. 20 said they supported flying the Confederate flag at the S.C. Statehouse. And this after her herculean efforts to persuade us that the flag is divisive and that Donald Trump is divisive. It was a bad week for Nikki Haley and the politically correct establishment in South Carolina.

Richard Hines

S. Lafayette Street