I came across this new website today, Draft Jim DeMint.
Hmmm! That would change things in 2012. Especially in South Carolina and the south. If this were to become a reality (I think it will), I wonder who it would affect the most? Mitt Romney? Sarah Palin? Mike Huckabee? Newt Gingrich?
Here is the Intro on their homepage:
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Draft Jim DeMint
Currently, Jim DeMint is very popular with the Tea Party, Evangelicals, Southern Conservatives, and the far right. My own opinion is this. As a Mitt Romney supporter, I'D WELCOME a Jim Demint candidacy. I could see him winning South Carolina and being very a formidable candidate in a few other southern states. Back on May 31, a PPP poll had DeMint well ahead in SC when he was included on the list of 2012 possible candidates:
(Click on photo of results below to view full results)
Jim DeMint back in 2007, was Chief Advisor of Mitt Romney's 2008 Exploritory Committee. He was a major supporter of Romney when he was just beginning to make a name for himself.
Here is a sample of DeMint's views on Mitt Romney:
Some will argue with those last 2 videos that, that was then and this is now. My response is, What would Romney have done since 2008 that would change DeMint's feelings towards him? Write a roadmap to bring the country back? Work tirelessly to win the House and Senate back? Call for the repeal of Obamacare?
Add to that the fact that Romney and DeMint are good friends and that when asked who he believes would make a good President, as recently as September 16, guess who was the first name off his lips?
Look at 7:20 minute mark:
Romney / DeMint in 2012!