Nikki Haley Questions

I haven't posted anything about Will Folks' allegation because I can't get an angle on what's actually happening. If Folks really was trying to torpedo her candidacy, is this the worst political attack in history? What am I missing here?


UPDATE: Here's what I'm missing:

The blog, FITSNews, was already popular in South Carolina political circles, averaging around 700,000 hits a month, according to the site. But in the three weeks since Folks announced his yet unproved "inappropriate physical relationship" with Haley, the site has received 1.5 million hits. During the Sanford scandal surrounding Gov. Mark Sanford, the site's traffic jumped from a rate of 400,000 hits a month to 600,000. 

 "When the Sanford scandal broke last summer, we saw a huge spike in readership that eventually settled at a level around 50 percent higher than it had been," Folks wrote in a post on the site. "That same trend is repeating itself here."

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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