Skip to comments.DeMint Says 'No' to 2012 Run for President
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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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!
Demint would be a mighty fine President.
I like when they make clear determinations like this.
Senate Majority Leader would also be a great role for him. He’d bring class back to the position.
Well, there went some dough into the cuss jar...
he has already said he was going to retire in 2016.
Letting Pence know the way is clear. GO PENCE GO!!!! Save us from Mitt, Newt, Pawlenty and Huck!!!
I forgot about that... you're right.
Sarah’s gonna need a VP. Couldn’t be a better choice.
DeMint says no for about the tenth time.
I wonder why he's opting out so early??
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!!
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.
Good. He’ll do a better job in the senate. He needs to keep the pressure on other senators to cut spending.
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.
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.
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.
“Senate Majority Leader would also be a great role for him. Hed 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.
DeMint is a good man.
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.
Yep, Mitt wants to be Prez, and he thinks that Jim Demint will sway the Tea Party Vote.
I mean... really, what more can one say than, "LOL", the whole idea of ROMNEY/Demint simply doesn't deserve a response, ya know????
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.
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.
DeMint coming to Iowa. http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2011/01/27/tir-exclusive-sen-jim-demint-is-iowa-bound/
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.