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DeMint advisors: He might run in 2012 if there’s no “suitably conservative” candidate in the race
HotAir.com ^ | January 27, 2011 | AllahPundit

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. Let’s 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 hasn’t 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, DeMint’s 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 DeMint’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; demint; gop; jimdemint; pence

1 posted on 01/27/2011 6:29:37 PM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM
Aside from Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, who is currently deciding between a presidential run and a gubernatorial bid in his home state, DeMint’s advisers are having a difficult time envisioning a candidate that he could get behind…

That contradicts DeMint's own words.

2 posted on 01/27/2011 6:34:12 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FTJM

Qualifiers, always qualifiers. Get some spine. You either is or you ain’t running.....


3 posted on 01/27/2011 6:34:41 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: FTJM

Please run DeMint!


4 posted on 01/27/2011 6:35:34 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: FTJM

Demint just said ‘no’ on CNN...today


5 posted on 01/27/2011 6:37:58 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: FreeReign

A lot of wishful thinking going on tonight after the man said categorically “NO.”


6 posted on 01/27/2011 6:38:30 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: FTJM
I know DeMint is viewed as the Second Coming of Christ around here but I've always thought of him as a showboat. He talks a great game and generates headlines by doing things like boycotting CPAC but doesn't accomplish much. Where was Jim DeMint during the Bush spending binge? He was in Congress and the Senate then. This “I have to run if someone else doesn't meet my test” is ego and showboating.
7 posted on 01/27/2011 6:38:35 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: FTJM

....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.


8 posted on 01/27/2011 6:42:22 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=40938

Senator Jim DeMint: Conservative Of The Year
01/03/2011


9 posted on 01/27/2011 6:52:21 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: FTJM

Looks to me like a Demint/ Palin ticket!!

They would have my support!


10 posted on 01/27/2011 6:58:12 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: FTJM

11 posted on 01/27/2011 7:43:54 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“Peter Brown, a prominent South Carolina donor and a member of DeMint’s 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.

Google hits:

Jim Demint: 847,000
Mitt Romney: 1,690,000
Mike Huckabee: 1,550,000
Sarah Palin:23,500,000

George Bush:23,300,000

“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!


12 posted on 01/27/2011 7:46:07 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: FTJM; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

DeMint w/ Rice 2012!


13 posted on 01/27/2011 7:50:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FTJM

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.


14 posted on 01/27/2011 8:10:02 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: FTJM; 506Lake; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Artemis Webb; Babsig; be-baw; ...
Last JDM ping for today, I promise. (I'm hitting the sack.)


Jim DeMint Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

15 posted on 01/27/2011 8:15:34 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: FreeReign

He’d immediately get my support. I don’t really care for any of the rest.


16 posted on 01/27/2011 8:31:07 PM PST by SoDak (Won't you pour me a Cuban Breeze, Gretchen)
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To: SoDak

Herman Cain?


17 posted on 01/27/2011 8:49:32 PM PST by maxter (Sarah 2012.... just for the halibut.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Dammit Jim, you’re a president, not a Senator.


18 posted on 01/27/2011 9:13:34 PM PST by americanophile
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To: Brices Crossroads; pissant; indylindy
Is there some reason that you left Representative Michele Bachmann out of your equation?

Google Hits:

Michele Bachmann ..... 29,600,000

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=michele+bachmann

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:23,500,000
George Bush:23,300,000
"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.

19 posted on 01/28/2011 3:30:36 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie; sarah fan UK; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner

“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.

“Google Hits:

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.

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#sclient=psy&hl=en&site=webhp&q=%22michele+bachmann%22&aq=0&aqi=g4g-o1&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&fp=b92d339172125935

Using the quotes with “Sarah Palin” yields 32,400,000.

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=sarah+palin+alaska&cp=13&pf=p&sclient=psy&site=webhp&aq=0&aqi=&aql=&oq=%22sarah+Palin%22&pbx=1&fp=b92d339172125935

“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.


20 posted on 01/28/2011 8:07:53 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: pissant; indylindy; Bob J; Brices Crossroads
Hey, pissant!!
Over HERE, please!

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???

21 posted on 01/28/2011 10:32:02 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: FTJM

BUMP

This country needs someone like DeMint.


22 posted on 01/28/2011 10:33:49 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: pissant
Hey, sweetie!!

WHERE are you????

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=%22michele+bachmann%22

This is just ludicrous, absolutely preposterous over here --- what did you say was Chrissy Bo-Tingles Matthews freeper posting ID?

23 posted on 01/28/2011 10:34:34 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: SharpRightTurn
>>>> "This country needs someone like DeMint." <<<<

You got that right, I really hope that he will reconsider his recent decision to not enter the presidential race.

24 posted on 01/28/2011 10:41:02 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: FTJM
Peter Brown, a prominent South Carolina donor and a member of DeMint’s kitchen cabinet, predicted that DeMint could warm to the idea of a White House bid as the rest of the field takes shape.

Oh, I would so be all over this. I'd love to see DeMint run...and win.

25 posted on 01/28/2011 10:44:24 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: hennie pennie

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.


26 posted on 01/28/2011 10:55:33 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

” 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. “

Yeah....no kidding ;-)


27 posted on 01/28/2011 3:49:16 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Allegra

DeMint Bump!


28 posted on 01/28/2011 4:17:37 PM PST by FTJM
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To: pissant

pissy, you are one nasty, mean spirited & screwed-up dude. You really need help & medication. Seriously.


29 posted on 01/28/2011 4:20:53 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: pissant

That is, if they aren’t comparing her to him.


30 posted on 01/28/2011 4:40:58 PM PST by FTJM
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To: pissant

Go Duncan Hunter 2012???


31 posted on 02/02/2011 1:27:31 PM PST by Kevin J waldroup ( Go Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Kevin J waldroup

I wish, but it’s not to be.


32 posted on 02/02/2011 3:07:57 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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