WE WON! Nikki Haley said there would be no winners. No Losers. She was wrong. All of South Carolina has won a state that will be a little closer to accepting and celebrating our beautiful diversity.
As for her motives, she wants to come down on the right side of this issue historically - as she has been on the wrong side all along. It couldn't be clearer that the flag would come down fairly soon. The momentum has shifted that way. Even a few Republicans have been starting a movement to get it off the statehouse grounds. By making her announcement today, Governor Haley gets to look like a real "take charge" leader, someone who is compassionate and in touch with the people and the issues.
This is from SALON.com on October 14th of last year.
Nikki Haley: It's OK to have the Confederate flag at the statehouse because not "a single CEO" has complained
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley defended the Confederate flag’s presence on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds, declaring in a debate Tuesday that the flag isn’t an issue because “not a single CEO” has complained about it.
Parting ways with Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen, who called for the flag’s removal, Haley acknowledged that the flag was a “sensitive issue” but rejected the notion of removing it.
It is crushingly sad to know that it had to take something so tragic as the murders at the Emanuel AME Church to inspire this change.
I'll post more of the pictures I took at the rally to bring down the flag at the Statehouse on Saturday.
We won, you guys. WE WON!