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DeMint Says 'No' to 2012 Run for President
Pundit Press ^ | 1/27/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi

Posted on 01/27/2011 7:29:47 AM PST by therightliveswithus

This news could either clear the primary field, or in fact, make it more muddled as other candidates join the fray. DeMint's announcement is not altogether unexpected, but it made clear his intentions. He had previously denied running for President, but many believed that the door could still be open due to excess spending and big government policies.

There is also a nascent 'Draft Jim DeMint' movement on the internet and his name is mentioned even in higher political circles. Last week he came in fifth in the New Hampshire straw poll above Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. Despite the announcement, there will likely still be calls for his candidacy.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; demint; gop
Will Alvin Greene run now?
1 posted on 01/27/2011 7:29:49 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Can’t blame DeMint for not running... he probably LIKES his sanity. Besides, he never made any moves leading anyone to believe he had designs on the WH, anyway. He’s effective where he is.

As part of my “dream team”, he’d be a great Senate Majority Leader. Imagine Jim setting the Senate’s agenda!


2 posted on 01/27/2011 7:33:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Demint would be a mighty fine President.


3 posted on 01/27/2011 7:33:51 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: therightliveswithus

I like when they make clear determinations like this.


4 posted on 01/27/2011 7:34:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ScottinVA

Senate Majority Leader would also be a great role for him. He’d bring class back to the position.


5 posted on 01/27/2011 7:34:43 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: therightliveswithus

Well, there went some dough into the cuss jar...


6 posted on 01/27/2011 7:35:28 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: ScottinVA

he has already said he was going to retire in 2016.


7 posted on 01/27/2011 7:36:38 AM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: therightliveswithus

Letting Pence know the way is clear. GO PENCE GO!!!! Save us from Mitt, Newt, Pawlenty and Huck!!!


8 posted on 01/27/2011 7:37:30 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Perdogg
he has already said he was going to retire in 2016.

I forgot about that... you're right.

9 posted on 01/27/2011 7:38:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Sarah’s gonna need a VP. Couldn’t be a better choice.


10 posted on 01/27/2011 7:38:51 AM PST by McGruff (If you repeat a lie enough times some idiots will believe it.)
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; sarah fan UK; Clyde5445; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads

DeMint says no for about the tenth time.


11 posted on 01/27/2011 7:40:13 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: pissant; 2ndDivisionVet; indylindy; Pollster1
*ping*

I wonder why he's opting out so early??

12 posted on 01/27/2011 7:42:26 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: ScottinVA

The Senate is for the the taking if the GOP plays their cards right.......

......But I’m talking about a GOP who could have four of a kind in a card game but get out bluffed by a pair of deuces held by the democrats.

DeMint would make a hell of a Senate majority leader!!


13 posted on 01/27/2011 7:44:32 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: therightliveswithus

14 posted on 01/27/2011 7:45:27 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: bolobaby
Demint would be a mighty fine President.

I agree. And I also understand. The next real conservative Constitutional President will be lucky to survive his sanity trying to make the changes to the unconstitutional Federal Government we have now. Any conversion from communism back to the real America would be extremely hard.

15 posted on 01/27/2011 7:46:00 AM PST by Logical me
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To: therightliveswithus

Good. He’ll do a better job in the senate. He needs to keep the pressure on other senators to cut spending.


16 posted on 01/27/2011 7:46:29 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Le Chien Rouge
......But I’m talking about a GOP who could have four of a kind in a card game but get out bluffed by a pair of deuces held by the democrats.

Oh, yeah?! Well, that was "Pair of deuces ... Ace high" for your information.
17 posted on 01/27/2011 7:51:55 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: hennie pennie
Well, I hate to say it, but DeMint has been around long enough to know that the GOP establishment is simply not going to allow a real conservative to win the nomination.

They will pull out their bag of tricks to make sure that whoever gets the nod is one of them, or at least meets their approval.

The establishment GOP has done more whining about the Tea Party than the democrats.

By the way, Mike Pence said he will give his answer by the end of the month. I look for him to run for Indiana Governor.

18 posted on 01/27/2011 8:01:56 AM PST by dforest
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To: therightliveswithus

As far as defining the field of candidates, there’s not a lot of clarity until Sarah Palin declares she’s running. That’s what everyone is watching for.


19 posted on 01/27/2011 8:03:17 AM PST by NailInACoffin
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To: ScottinVA

I know people get all worked up by the Presidency but the Congress/Senate is the engine! Without solid Conservatives in these roles the Presidency means nothing.


20 posted on 01/27/2011 8:03:30 AM PST by panthermom
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To: bolobaby

“Senate Majority Leader would also be a great role for him. He’d bring class back to the position.”

I read in an article awhile back that DeMint had plans to knock Mitch McConnell off. Hope he makes it happen. He would be great as Senate majority leader. I was hoping he would run for President but there are other good candidates.


21 posted on 01/27/2011 8:08:04 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bolobaby

DeMint is a good man.


22 posted on 01/27/2011 8:28:12 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: hennie pennie

He will accept a VP slot with Romney if Mitt is the choice. Anyone wanna bet?

As much as I like him, DeMint is not enough to vote for Mitt. Nothing is.


23 posted on 01/27/2011 8:42:50 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense
Wow, this was precisely MY own immediate response, but I would never be brave enough to post it like YOU did.

LOL

Yep, Mitt wants to be Prez, and he thinks that Jim Demint will sway the Tea Party Vote.

LOL

I mean... really, what more can one say than, "LOL", the whole idea of ROMNEY/Demint simply doesn't deserve a response, ya know????

24 posted on 01/27/2011 8:51:43 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

I learned my lesson with McCain-Palin. Just can’t do it again.

In addition to the Tea Party, DeMint would also help Romney in the south. I pray DeMint says no.


25 posted on 01/27/2011 8:56:48 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Lakeshark

The sharks are out for all conservatives, particularly Governor Sarah Palin, and Senator DeMint is not one to back-away, so that is not his reason.

I think he wants to get that pukey Senate in line.


26 posted on 01/27/2011 10:21:30 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: therightliveswithus

DeMint coming to Iowa. http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2011/01/27/tir-exclusive-sen-jim-demint-is-iowa-bound/


27 posted on 01/27/2011 1:20:24 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: therightliveswithus

An aide to Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) tells CNN’s Peter Hamby he’s open to a presidential run if none of the other contenders proves sufficiently popular - or conservative - enough. DeMint will address a forum hosted by Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa) in the Hawkeye State on March 26, though advisor Matt Hoskins insists in an e-mail, “Senator DeMint has absolutely no plans to run for president.

http://nation.foxnews.com/2012-presidential-race/2011/01/27/demint-aide-hints-presidential-run


28 posted on 01/27/2011 4:22:42 PM PST by deport
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