Not only did I like South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's response to President Obama's SOTU, but I think it was best in years.
Haley came off as confident, engaging, intelligent, warm and personable. Frankly, that's better than most of the people the GOP has running for the White House.
While she demonstrated contempt for President Obama's policies she did so by killing him with kindness as when she said that his achievements had fallen short of his lofty words or when she noted that international agreements ought to be celebrated in Israel, not Iran.
Haley spoke about the shooting at the Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston last summer noting that the man who entered the church was welcomed with open arms, offered a chair and invited to prayer before he betrayed their good will. Despite the anger from that tragedy, she noted that people turned not to violence and vitriol, but to God.
I like her temperament. It was music to my ears when Haley said, "We must resist the siren call of our angriest voices." Amen to that.