DeMint: SCGOP Should Listen To Ron PaulSubmitted by MindUrBusiness on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:58
As evidenced by recent polling data, there is no more influential voice in South Carolina’s “First in the South” Republican presidential primary that U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.
Thirty-one percent of SCGOP primary voters say they would be “more likely” to support a candidate backed by Demint – compared to just 14 percent who said they would be “more likely” to support a candidate based on S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s endorsement.
“One of the things that’s hurt the so-called conservative alternative is saying negative things about Ron Paul,” DeMint said Wednesday on a national radio show. “I’d like to see a Republican party that embraces a lot of the libertarian ideas.”