Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Could Jim DeMint ever endorse Rick Perry? I don't think so.
So for the sake of argument, I would think that a Jim DeMint endorsement could very well become a determining factor in winning South Carolina.
Now one of the major issues close to DeMint's heart is securing our borders. The problem for Rick Perry is that when it comes to immigration and securing the border, he's not on the same side of the fence as Jim DeMint. In fact if Perry had his way, they'd be no fence.
Jim DeMint has been pushing for the completion of a double fence while Rick Perry calls any fence, ridiculous. Add to this, Perry's version of the Dream Act in his state and I can only imagine DeMint in a slow burn when Perry's name comes up.
Here is Mitt Romney (I can only imagine DeMint saying, "Right On!")
For those that don't know this, DeMint had served as Chairman of Mitt Romney's 08 Exploratory Committee and was very active in Romney's campaign. Of course that was when DeMint was not well know so an endorsement now would carry a lot more weight.
So my belief is that DeMint will endorse Romney, not Perry.
BTW, Who backed Nikki Haley for the GOP nomination for Governor when people in her own state were asking, Nikki Who? Answer. (1, 2 )