For Nikki Haley, the winner of South Carolina's Republican Gubernatorial election, the sky's the limit. If you can make it through South Carolina's brutal political scene then you can no doubt have the makeup to make it on the national stage. It may be just a matter of time.
Nikki Haley's meteoric rise in South Carolina politics has a very logical conclusion: Everybody better watch out for Haley's comet. Normally Haley's Comet is supposed to be visible from Earth every 76 years but it was definitely seen down in South Carolina. Think about it. According to NASA, "A comet consists of a solid nucleus (core) surrounded by a cloudy atmosphere." Haley had both and she proved that a solid nucleus can overcome a cloudy atmosphere. (filled with attacks on her character and faith) Also, according to NASA, "We can see comets because the gas and dust in their comas and tails reflect sunlight." Haley always stayed positive on the campaign trail and her campaign flowed with sunlight despite attacks from all sides.
Look, here's the deal. Nikki Haley won because her ideas connected with voters. Her victory is a loud and clear message to folks down in South Carolina who were peddling stories about her. The message: Those tactics won't work this time around so move along there's nothing to see here.
For the GOP, this is the best case scenario. You have a Christian, Indian-American woman representing your party in a state in the Deep South. Folks, from a PR perspective it doesn't get any better than that. Haley's victory adds much needed diversity to the GOP rainbow. And as for Haley's comet? We may only get to see the one in space every 76 years but the one here on Earth is visible everyday and is going to be around a long time.
More on her victory here.