Romney had originally not planned on attending. Then he changed his schedule around so that he could. It seems that Romney and DeMint had a recent conversation:
Romney had originally indicated he would not attend the DeMint event, but he changed his mind after a conversation with the influential conservative.
“He’s a good friend, and we wanted to do what we could to make it work,” said senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom of their schedule change. DeMint was a key Romney backer in 2008, but is holding out this election cycle. Romney’s reconsideration suggests that the South Carolinian hasn’t ruled out endorsing the former governor again. (emphasis mine)The full story is HERE.
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during that conversation. I still believe DeMint in the end, will endorse Mitt Romney.
For those that haven't seen this video, here is DeMint talking about Mitt Romney during Romney's 08 run. Everything DeMint admired about Romney back then, applies even more so today:
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