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Is Nikki Haley Running for President as a Woman?

Originally published by Monica Hesse for the Washington Post

Nikki Haley loves a good high-heel metaphor. A snappy little zinger, a reminder to prospective voters that she’s a female candidate, but the cool,action-hero kind:

“They’re not for a fashion statement; they’re for ammunition,” is one of her favorite go-to phrases — to the point that it’s appeared on coffee mugs.

“They’re five-inch heels and I don’t wear them unless you can run in them,” she retorted to Vivek Ramaswamy during a debate last fall.

“You should know this about me: I don’t put up with bullies, and when you kick back, it hurts them more if you’re wearing heels,” she said in the ad that launched her campaign.

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