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Nikki Haley Could Surprise Us

Nikki Haley Could Surprise Us

On Monday, Iowa voters will choose their Republican nominee for president while the rest of us wait. Repeated polls have shown that Donald Trump has an “overwhelming lead” in the Iowa caucus, despite the fact that he will be in and out of court facing various civil and criminal charges in the weeks leading up to the vote. But he is not the sure winner. Between Iowa and the following handful of primaries, there is still a narrow window to change the course of the election, although that window is open for only about a month more. In this episode of Radio Atlantic, I talk to Atlantic staff writers Elaine Godfrey, who is headed to Iowa (and whose parents live there), and Mark Leibovich, who is reporting on Nikki Haley. Haley, so far, has either dodged questions about Trump or gently criticized him, a strategy Leibovich describes as like “trying to talk about the Civil War without mentioning slavery.” Haley could just be hedging her bets so she can be the vice-presidential pick. But for …