With one tweet, Barbour led the discussions about Chu’s plan to raise gas prices to nine dollars a gallon. In addition, he was the first GOP candidate to have the guts to propose cuts to defense spending. What makes this wonderful news for Haley supporters is that we overwhelmingly want our Defense budget under control. Pawlenty was never a viable candidate and his recent departure from Barbour’s policy shows me he will be Haley’s “light work” come election day. Haley is the true Reagan conservative, and the people in Iowa and New Hampshire are beginning to notice.

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