Barbour chose family over politics

It’s easy to get tickled reading the pundits’ analyses of Haley Barbour’s decision not to seek the presidency. Few have any clue what Haley foresaw.

I don’t know either. But I do have a clue.

What Haley saw was far beyond what any pundits envisioned. Our governor has the uncanny ability – one I got to personally witness – to see far down the road, much farther than most.

Those who tie his decision to challenges in the GOP primaries are off base. Haley would not have revved up his campaign, put staff in place, and readied his announcement unless he saw a path to the nomination.

Hattiesburg American
5/3/11