Rested, and ready, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is launching her next big move, Stand for America (SFA), a think tank of international reach with a focus on the home front.
Announcing her organization in a tweet, Haley revealed an America first agenda: “We will focus on how to keep our country safe, strong, and prosperous. Join me as we stand up for America’s freedoms and values.”
The newly organized social welfare group will not be endorsing candidates or raising funds for political or personal use – so, no, Haley is not forming an exploratory committee for a presidential adventure any time in the foreseeable future.
But that doesn’t keep her from policy-wonking and advising on a few heady topics sure to be on the agenda in the 2020 gladiator contest.
Surprised? Seriously, who didn’t see this coming from the former Trump “it” girl?
A Packed and Padded Agenda
Haley left her post with the Trump administration in December 2018, heading to her home state of South Carolina, where she served as governor, and rejoining the charity she founded, Original Six Foundation, which assists children in rural areas.
But settling down to a quiet, calm lifestyle was not on her agenda. Instead, Haley reportedly packed up her 3,500-square-foot home, accepted a position on the Boeing board of directors, started her second book, and headed to New York to create and operate SFA.
One of her missions is tackling policy issues. Lots and lots of issues, according to the SFA website recently launched. It reads somewhat like an American presidential playbook.
Take foreign policy issues. SFA highlights four key international issues and states with authority that “China, Russia, and Iran are chief among these international dangers. Stand for America is committed to stopping dangers from abroad and protecting the American people’s security, interests, and values.”
The fourth area of international concern is Latin America, which dovetails neatly into immigration reform and southern border security.
On the domestic front, Haley describes America in the throes of a socialistic threat that includes plans for “higher taxes, job-destroying regulations, government-run health care, and unsecure borders.”
She further takes a stand on term limits for career politicians who spend time worrying only about their reelection prospects, and, as she bluntly puts it, “pay more attention to the next election than the next generation.”
Heck, even the elite media are in her crosshairs as SFA takes aim at a divisive culture caused and fed by mass media that emphasize “conflict and differences” and do not promote what unites most Americans.
Did I mention it sounds like a platform?
The Haley Effect
Nikki Haley is undoubtedly a force — atmospheric conditions tend to adapt when she enters a room. And she made it perfectly clear when she left her U.N. post that she was “only 46 with a lot of fight left.”