South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, would decline an offer to be the vice presidential nominee, she tells ABC:
"I'd say, 'Thank you, but no,'" she said. "I made a promise to the people of this state. And I think that promise matters. And I intend to keep it."
But the governor fell short of delivering a South Carolina win to Romney. Instead the GOP presidential candidate suffered a substantial defeat in the Palmetto state, falling 13 percentage points behind Newt Gingrich. ...
"South Carolinians are strong, independently-minded people," Haley said. "At the end of the day, they make their own decisions. And I respect them for that. And I welcome that. And I told him that from the very beginning."
Of course, Haley has not been offered the vice presidential spot, and the Republican party hasn't even settled on a presidential nominee yet.