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Could the GOP primary battle come down to ... Jim DeMint?
Washington Post ^ | Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Posted on 10/15/2011 1:17:16 PM PDT by Perdogg

And so it’s all coming down to Jim DeMint.

Well, that’s a bit strong. Here’s the state of the GOP nomination contest, as we sit just weeks from the first event contested by the voters. Only two candidates remain who are conventionally credentialed and within the broad mainstream of the party: Mitt Romney, who half or more of voters and party actors don’t trust, and Rick Perry, who hasn’t had a thing go right since he declared his candidacy.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: jimdemint

1 posted on 10/15/2011 1:17:19 PM PDT by Perdogg
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2 posted on 10/15/2011 1:20:13 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Perdogg

Apparently the Washington Post hasn’t bothered to pay attention to anything going on in the GOP race of the last 3 weeks.

3 posted on 10/15/2011 1:20:47 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: tutstar
Musta slipped their minds, lil' darlings, Bless their souls.

4 posted on 10/15/2011 1:35:59 PM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Perdogg

“Only two candidates remain who are conventionally credentialed and within the broad mainstream of the party: Mitt Romney, who half or more of voters and party actors don’t trust, and Rick Perry, who hasn’t had a thing go right since he declared his candidacy.”

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, having the Mainstream Media provide analysis on the Republican primary race is like having Josef Mengele give a father advice on the health concerns of his twin daughters (just prior to dissecting them).

5 posted on 10/15/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: Perdogg

Could DeMint Endorse Romney Again?

DeMint: ‘Big Differences’ in Romneycare, Obamacare

Jim DeMint open to endorsing Romney?

Prediction: The Ticket in 2012 is Romney-DeMint

6 posted on 10/15/2011 1:39:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
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Prediction: The Ticket in 2012 is Romney-DeMint
Cain has talked about DeMint as VP, too.

I sure hope DeMint doesn’t leave the Senate for VP, he is more valuable to us where he is.

No VP for DeMint! Now if he wanted to run for President...

7 posted on 10/15/2011 1:47:26 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Irenic

Well, if he is elected VP he would be elected President of the Senate.

8 posted on 10/15/2011 1:55:08 PM PDT by Perdogg (I will support any Republican candidate against 0bama in 2012)
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Want on or off this ping list? GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

9 posted on 10/15/2011 2:33:16 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Perdogg

The WAPO again trying to select the GOP nominee for us.

The Jim DeMint tag is the bait to read.

10 posted on 10/15/2011 2:41:01 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..
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To: BobL

Perry has of the current field the best record of experience in governance and service to his country.

We should not use MSM standards to judge Rick Perry. Its exactly what the WAPO left wants to happen as it dismisses Perry outright. Yes Perry has conservative shortcomings in several areas of his record, on immigration policy for example, but he stands head and shoulders above all of them on governance experience and service to the nation and his sins are minor compared to Romney’s.

We shouldn’t elect a TV personna this time,besides, he often carries a Ruger .380 auto when he jogs, that alone earns my vote, LOL.

This says it all, Perry will beat the ass off Obama if he secures the nomination,he has nailed him before directly and has the balls to take Obama on face to face as a matter of official duty, unlike any of the other candidates:’s-letter-to-obama-asks-1000-troops-to-secure-border


Perry is a good man, the best of the field:

C-130 Rick Perry: He Flew The World Before Politics

Abilene Online

By Sarah Kleiner Varble

Rank: Retired as a captain

Hometown: Haskell

Crew job: C-130 aircraft commander

Served in the Air Force: 1972 to 1977

Dyess AFB tour: March 4, 1974, to Feb. 28, 1977

His story:Way back before he was governor of Texas, Rick Perry had two choices as a young member of the Air Force.

He could either follow his dream and work toward becoming an instructor pilot in the sleek T-38, or he could fly the hulking C-130, planes that affectionately were referred to as “trash haulers” by Perry and his cohorts.

“There was no telling what you were going to haul around on any given day, from high value cargo like human beings to the colonel’s kitty litter,” Perry told the Reporter-News in a recent phone interview.

He wanted to fly T-38s, but not badly enough to move to Selma, Ala., where he would have been assigned. So, Perry chose to stay in Texas and fly the C-130.

In 1974, he moved to Dyess Air Force Base, about 55 miles from his hometown of Haskell, and began a career that took him all over the world and shaped his political future.

“It was one of the great adventures of my life,” Perry said. “I had a fairly pedestrian life until I was 23 years old.”

Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.

Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.

“I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare,” Perry said. “ ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life.”

Perry retired from the Air Force in 1977 — but not without one last adventure.

As his final days approached, Perry was assigned to a mission to “haul trash” to Bermuda with a relatively inexperienced crew.

“I’m sure the young guys stayed up a little longer than the older guy, which would be me at 26 years old,” Perry said, and they fell asleep on the way back to Abilene.

About the time the plane reached Atlanta, a fire light for the No. 3 engine flashed once. And then it flashed again.

Perry poked his co-pilot as the light reappeared and held steady on red.

Using the headset, he asked the loadmaster to take a look at the engine from the window and about that time, the engine exploded and blew a tail pipe off the plane.

“He started screaming that we were on fire and that we were all going to die,” Perry said. “The aircraft operated as advertised and flies amazingly well on three engines.”

Perry and his crew were stuck at Pope Air Force Base while awaiting a new engine. With three days left in his enlistment, Perry called the command post at Dyess and informed them that they would have to send a new pilot along with the engine if they didn’t hurry.

“I said, ‘In three days, I’m not Captain Perry anymore, I’m Mr. Perry, and I’m going home,” Perry said.

The engine arrived and the plane returned to Dyess in time for Perry to retire Feb. 28, as planned.

He went on to be elected to the state House of Representatives, agriculture commissioner, lieutenant governor and, finally, governor of Texas.

11 posted on 10/15/2011 2:43:41 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..
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To: Perdogg
DeMint is one of very few Republicans who is absolutely safe from accusations of RINO-dom

Not on FR, he isn't.

12 posted on 10/15/2011 2:45:48 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Candor7

>> The WAPO again trying to select the GOP nominee for us.

WAPO is working overtime to remove Perry from the race.

WAPO wants Romney.

13 posted on 10/15/2011 3:08:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: Candor7

Great post.

I support Perry because I know what I get. I can look at his record. I can see how effective he is in getting things done. He supports the things I value.

The only other candidate I can judge based on his record is Romney. He is the only other candidate with executive experience in govt. He represents everything I don't value.

Santorum, Bachmann, Gingrich all have legislative experience but no executive experience. I really have no way of knowing how effective they will be in trying to control an out of control bureaucracy.

Cain is a wild card. He has no experience in govt and has no record. Looking at him twisting around on issues only serves to illustrate the importance of experience.

PERRY 2012

14 posted on 10/15/2011 3:09:03 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support
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