“I don’t care if President Obama had $2 billion in his campaign account, he can’t run from his record and his record is terrible,” Haley told TheDC after a discussion with Liz Cheney about her autobiography at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
“They have not balanced a budget, there has not been leadership, we’re seeing hot mic situations to where we don’t know what he’s doing internationally. We’re watching him bully the Supreme Court. We’re going to stay on message about his record.”
Haley, who has endorsed Mitt Romney for president, continued, “What I’ve witnessed is a president who is scolding the Republican Party for wanting to cut and wanting to balance the budget, wanting to get set some priorities. I’m watching a president who’s bullying the Supreme Court because he’s not getting his way.”
Regarding the individual mandate in his 2010 health care reform law, Obama said on March 2, “I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this [Supreme] Court will recognize that and not take that step.”
Haley also said the Republican nominee should focus on Obama’s fiscal record, specifically that his administration has added more to the debt than former President George W. Bush did in 8 years.
Haley also said that Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are “tired” after sacrificing a lot in their campaigns, but stopped short of directly saying they should exit the race.
“I don’t think that we can go and say, ‘Oh, it’s time for you to get out.’ What I do think is they care enough about our country to realize that every time we don’t have a nominee is one more day that President Obama is raising money and attacking Republicans so I think that we’re soon and I think it will come down to that,” said Haley.