Skip to comments.DeMint advisors: He might run in 2012 if there’s no “suitably conservative” candidate in the race
Posted on 01/27/2011 6:29:28 PM PST by FTJM
My Christmas list this year: (3) New iPad with two, count em, two cameras; (2) field-level tickets to the Pro Bowl, natch; (1) Palin/DeMint primary showdown.
Winner gets the nomination, loser gets the keynote address at RINOcon. Lets do this.
But the ground may be shifting in DeMint-world, and several of his closest advisers and political confidantes are now telling CNN that he is at least open to a presidential bid if a suitably conservative candidate fails to emerge from the early and wide-open GOP field
He hasnt completely shut the door on running, and if there is a massive void in the group of candidates, who knows what could happen?, said the adviser, who was quick to caution that there is only a five percent chance the senator will run.
Aside from Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, who is currently deciding between a presidential run and a gubernatorial bid in his home state, DeMints advisers are having a difficult time envisioning a candidate that he could get behind
Peter Brown, a prominent South Carolina donor and a member of DeMints kitchen cabinet, predicted that DeMint could warm to the idea of a White House bid as the rest of the field takes shape. Brown said potential candidates like Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich are failing to generate any kind of broad excitement among conservatives.
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That contradicts DeMint's own words.
Qualifiers, always qualifiers. Get some spine. You either is or you ain’t running.....
Please run DeMint!
Demint just said ‘no’ on CNN...today
A lot of wishful thinking going on tonight after the man said categorically “NO.”
....AND IN OTHER NEWS, MURKOWSKI KEEPS SENATE ASSIGNMENTS.
Thursday January 27 2011
Murkowski Announces Committee Assignments for the 112th Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will continue to represent Alaska on the same Senate committees that she served on in the last Congress: Energy and Natural Resources; Appropriations; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); and Indian Affairs.
Senate Republican leadership informed caucus members today of their committee assignments for the 112th Congress.
These are four of the most critical committees in the United States Senate, particularly as their responsibilities and areas of jurisdiction affect the State of Alaska, so I was glad to keep my membership on these panels, Murkowski said.
Subcommittee assignments on the Appropriations and HELP committees, and committee and subcommittee ranking member slots, will be determined in the near future. Murkowski is the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Senator Jim DeMint: Conservative Of The Year
Looks to me like a Demint/ Palin ticket!!
They would have my support!
“Peter Brown, a prominent South Carolina donor and a member of DeMints kitchen cabinet, predicted that DeMint could warm to the idea of a White House bid as the rest of the field takes shape. Brown said potential candidates like Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich are failing to generate any kind of broad excitement among conservatives.”
Demint would have a hill to climb about twice as steep as Mt. McKinley were he to run. It would cost him 100 million dollars just to get a sliver of name recognition.
Jim Demint: 847,000
Mitt Romney: 1,690,000
Mike Huckabee: 1,550,000
“Sarah Palin and WTF” get 1.5 million hits, twice as many as Jim Demint. He is not running, but if he did, he would be no more than a nuisance.
“Sarah Palin: 23,500,000”, more than a recent two term President.
According to Peter Brown, Palin is failing to generate any excitement. What a hoot these dupes are!
DeMint and Pence have removed themselves from the running in the same day. I was hoping at least one of them would jump in. Without them, the GOP has a very weak field.
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He’d immediately get my support. I don’t really care for any of the rest.
Dammit Jim, you’re a president, not a Senator.
Michele Bachmann ..... 29,600,000
Incidentally, Barack Obama = 63,300,000 and Hillary Clinton = 13,000,000 search results.
Brices Crossroads wrote:
Jim Demint: 847,000
Mitt Romney: 1,690,000
Mike Huckabee: 1,550,000
"Sarah Palin and WTF" get 1.5 million hits, twice as many as Jim Demint. He is not running, but if he did, he would be no more than a nuisance.
"Sarah Palin: 23,500,000", more than a recent two term President.
“Is there some reason that you left Representative Michele Bachmann out of your equation?
Yes. She is not a serious candidate for Senator from Minnesota let alone President of the United States.
Michele Bachmann ..... 29,600,000”
Well, if you use quotes to screen out the numerous situations where Michele is in one part of the article and Bachmann is in the other (and it is not Michelle Bachmann the author is talking about), she gets 887,000 hits.
Using the quotes with “Sarah Palin” yields 32,400,000.
“Incidentally, Barack Obama = 63,300,000 and Hillary Clinton = 13,000,000 search results.”
Barack Obama is the current Presiedent of the U.S in case you haven’t noticed. I would expect him to have more hits than any politician.
This thread was about the GOP nomination. Are either Obama or Hillary contemplating a run for the GOP nod? Do you have some info you want to share with us?
Trying to inflate Bachmann’s Google hits by not using quotes to advance the notion that she generates more interest or support than Sarah Palin is just tomfoolery at its worst. No one in their right minds believes that.
You don’t need a statistic to prove it. I can’t think of a single memorable thing Bachmann said the other night, and I bet you can’t either. Palin’s WTF puncture of Obama’s SOTU balloon is all over the internet and the Blogosphere.
The only thing that the few people who saw Bachmann’s speech remember about it is that she didn’t seem to know where the camera was.
These jokers are intentionally misspelling Rep.Bachmann's name in order to "prove" that she's not popular.
GOOGLE SEARCH FOR THE EXACT PHRASE, "MICHELE BACHMANN = 28,400,000 hits.
WHAT say you, pissant???
This country needs someone like DeMint.
WHERE are you????
This is just ludicrous, absolutely preposterous over here --- what did you say was Chrissy Bo-Tingles Matthews freeper posting ID?
You got that right, I really hope that he will reconsider his recent decision to not enter the presidential race.
Oh, I would so be all over this. I'd love to see DeMint run...and win.
Don’t even worry about it. The conservative Palin fans all like Michele. The cultists, OTOH, would denigrate George Washington if they thought it would help Palin.
” Dont even worry about it. The conservative Palin fans all like Michele. The cultists, OTOH, would denigrate George Washington if they thought it would help Palin. “
Yeah....no kidding ;-)
pissy, you are one nasty, mean spirited & screwed-up dude. You really need help & medication. Seriously.
That is, if they aren’t comparing her to him.
Go Duncan Hunter 2012???
I wish, but it’s not to be.