Skip to comments.Sen. Jim DeMint reportedly open to run for president in 2012
Posted on 01/29/2011 9:53:27 AM PST by pissant
South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint is reportedly considering a run for president in 2012.
The South Carolina Republican, who ruled out the possibility of a run, is said to be reconsidering his decision in light of Rep. Mike Pences official withdrawal from the race.
Additionally, news that Mr. DeMint will travel to Iowa on March 26 to address a conservative forum organized by Rep. Steve King is adding fuel to the fire over the possibility of a DeMint presidential run.
Mr. DeMint, who raised his national profile during the 2010 mid-term election, continues to build his base amongst those in the Tea Party movement and in the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
A DeMint presidential run would likely complicate plans for former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, both of whom are considered the front-runners of the 2012 Republican Party presidential primary (neither have officially announced their candidacy).
Those most likely to be directly impacted by a DeMint run include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who would compete with DeMint for supporters and financing.
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This is good news to me. He is what we need.
I think he was hoping Pence would run instead of himself.
He’s got my vote.
Denial is no way to spend the next two years.
(CNN) Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a leading force in the Tea Party movement, said Wednesday on CNNs The Situation Room that he's not running for president.
CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked DeMint, Are you going to run for the Republican presidential nomination?
DeMint responded, No, no I'm not.
His comment comes on the same day that he introduced a bill to repeal the health care law signed by President Obama and one day before the inaugural meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, for which he is a founding member.
As a corollary to that: GOP primary voters may be too stupid to select a conservative for their candidate.
(and may he not receive the same treatment as Hunter did from the GOP/RNC gods and pro-illegal RHINOs)
Here is some good news for the nation.
Finally, a household name enters the race! :)
He has a very good chance, especially if nothing changes.
It seems every day I’m reading reports that he will run. And reports that he won’t run.
But he is going it Iowa, right? Tells me everything I need to know.
And I thought you were going to say “I like Senator DeMint but, ...”
“He’s a Myth Romney supporter”. I see many comments on other threads about his support of Romney in ‘08. And I ask those FReepers; “would you feel better if he had supported McCain?”
Agreed. Once Pence dropped out, DeMint must have felt obligated.
Works for me.
I'm OK with Pence, but I'd much rather have DeMint.
Did Demint support Romney during the last presidential primaries?
I am SOOOO behind DeMint!
RUN, JIM, RUUUUNNN!
This is what I have been talking about for months — a true Conservative (or as close as we will find in a human being, so please don’t apply the unachievable FR moving standard) who can win!