Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
Former President Donald Trump’s decision not to participate in the Republican National Committee’s primary debate on Wednesday could give some candidates an opening to dazzle undecided Republican voters.
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) are communicating relatively different messages to voters, and without Trump at the debate to pull attention away, they have a chance to capitalize on the event and boost their standing in the competition.
Haley is the only woman in the 2024 Republican primary field and will similarly be the only woman on the debate stage on Wednesday. This will provide something with which she can contrast herself with her opponents.
“I think they’re ready for a woman who’s going to go in there and get it done. We’re results oriented. …
“I think they’re ready for a woman who’s going to go in there and get it done. We’re results oriented. We know how to bounce multiple balls at the same time, and we don’t play the nonsense drama. I think it’s time,” she said recently to NBC News.
As an Indian American, Haley is also expected to remind voters of her parents’ story.
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