Skip to comments.Jim DeMint's Common Sense on Romney
Posted on 03/23/2012 6:45:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
For Senator Jim DeMint, the prospect of Mitt Romney securing the GOP nomination sooner rather than later is a good thing. In remarks made on Thursday that were reported by CNN, the reliably conservative South Carolinian and Tea Party favorite suggested that closing out the Republican presidential contest means "we [Republicans] can focus on the real problem which is Obama."
At this point in the nominating fight, the delegate math is strongly working against Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. It would take more than Hail Mary passes for either man to win the Republican nomination; it would take near miracles.
After a meeting with Romney on Capitol Hill, DeMint commented:
"His [Romney's] leadership skills, the fact that he hasn't lived his life in Washington. There's a lot to like there."
Referring to Santorum and Gingrich, DeMint said:
"They can drag it out to the convention if they want, but I think if some of them look at where they are the best thing they can do is maybe look at throwing their support behind the one who might be our nominee and that's beginning to look like Romney."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Anyone notice that DeMint said this away from cameras? Real solid endorsement here. If DeMint was a man o principle, he would have come right out at a televised event and said this to all. Not wait till a handful of print dopes were hiding in a closet. This is disappointing for so many reasons.
Nor are we Evangelicals, and believe me I am one and I vote. I’d have to hold my nose to vote for him, for any of them. Santorum’s voting record will bite him in the butt big time, Paul is a KOOK who knows the Constitution. But legalizing bad drugs is NOT a good thing, it will only encourage more to use them, and it is bad enough to share the road with those who do them illegally, will be worse if it were legal. That is like giving a loaded gun to a 5 year old. STUPID!
Newt is the only candidate who would connect with the public once he became exposed. He would appeal to all sides because of his plain speaking, intelligent and level headed approach.
The only reason he could not recover from the Romney lies and propaganda in Florida, is that this swarm if ignorant lemmings, who stampeded from candidate to candidate, thinking that the “Anybody but Romney” insanity would actually work. And since Newt was not “perfect” enough for their incessant search for the “Holy Grail” candidate, we now find ourselves in this mess.
The timing was all wrong for Newt. And now that it is obvious that Newt cannot recover, his numbers will guarantee that will happen.
et tu, DeMint? So much for your Senate "Conservatives" Fund. No thanks and "No thanks" on this drivel of an article.
I totally agree. I got a request for money in the mail not long ago. I had a joke million dollar bill with Obama's face on it and "stimulus funds" below the picture. I stuck that in the envelope and sent it to them, with a note telling them to enjoy it, because it was the last they would EVER get from me.
What I really wonder about is why the GOP-E is SO panicked? I support Santorum, but I’m enough of a realist to recognize he doesn’t have much of a shot. So why is the establishment so freaked that they must insist that all opposition shut down their campaigns now? They even get DeMint to sellout to truncate the process. I’m sure they realize how much they are grinding the gears to force this to the resolution they want. Is it worth the damage? If Romney is such a good candidate, let him prove it and have the process playout. I suspect it’s money. Romney is so weak, it’s cost him a fortune to win by bludgeoning his opponents.
Well various so-called Conservatives have been endorsing Romney like Nikki Haley, Jason Chaffetz and Janet Brewer.
And yes they are insane.
“Well various so-called Conservatives have been endorsing Romney like Nikki Haley, Jason Chaffetz and Janet Brewer.
And yes they are insane.”
Well, I think that Janey Brewer is just not too bright. She starts doing what is right and then, when least expected, “chickens out” and does something stupid/counterproductive. That’s unfortunate in a state where they have the courageous patriot Joe Arpaio. Imagine what could be accomplished in Arizona if Brewer had half the guts and smarts of Sheriff Arpaio.
Nikki Haley, while an improvement over the typical South Carolina Republican establishment type has been somewhat of a disappointment. I had thought that either Haley or Tim Scott would be perfect to defeat the “wobbly” McCain want-a-be Lindsey Graham in the 2014 primary. Some of Haley’s actions have now, in my mind, made Tim Scott the best person to take on this chore. Lindsey would go down to defeat in a landslide to a well-run conservative challenge. And, guess what, DeMint would NOT support Graham—and Graham knows this. That approaching 2014 primary is why Lindsey is doing so much conservative posturing now. Hell, I might retire, move to South Carolina and volunteer full-time to work to defeat the poseur Graham.
Well thats it then. Lets just all go vote for Mitt and get back to “Dancing With The Stars”.
And this is after his home state rejected Romney despite the best efforts of Nikki Haley. Glad to see that DeMint has so much respect for the Republican primary voters in his state
As a conservative I am tired of “taking one for the team...” We have been asked to “take on for the team” every election since 88.
When do the liberals “take one for the team?” Oh, that’s right liberals and It’s All About the Party Boy pukes don’t have any concept of loyalty or team, just taking care of themselves at others expense.
You sold out cheap Jim.
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