Draft DeMint?

FACEBOOK GROUP WANTS FISCAL CONSERVATIVE TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is being encouraged to run for governor of South Carolina by a new Facebook group … but is such a bid in his future? Obviously this isn’t the first time a “DeMint for Governor”…


U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is being encouraged to run for governor of South Carolina by a new Facebook group … but is such a bid in his future?

Obviously this isn’t the first time a “DeMint for Governor” rumor has been cranked up … in fact we speculated on this theoretical a few short months ago.  Yet while there’s no love lost between DeMint and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – who continues to be bogged down by scandals and weak poll numbers – that doesn’t necessarily mean DeMint is eyeing this seat.

The 61-year-old Republican – who has emerged as one of the few true fiscal conservatives in Washington, D.C. – still has four years left on his second (and presumably last) term in the U.S. Senate.   Why would he give that up?  Well … other than the widely known fact that his wife, Debbie, is eager for him to return to their Greenville, S.C. home?

We’re not sure …

DeMint has become a national player, and is viewed in some circles as a legitimate presidential contender (speculation he hasn’t ruled out, incidentally).  Why would he trade that in to be a weak executive in a legislatively controlled state?

Again … we’re not sure.

“Hmmmm,” reporter Alexis Levinson of The Daily Caller tweeted in response to the “DeMint for Governor” speculation.

We concur …

“Hmmmm,” indeed.

FITS reached out to a source close to DeMint in an effort to get some sort of read on these tea leaves but were basically given this answer …


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interested December 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

this is the “would have been” if Haley had been appointed in a Romney cabinet. Now, not so much. She will run un opposed. I expect to see Darla Moore and Sheheen again contend in the primary for the D.

BigT December 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Moore admitting her democrat identity would soil her name…

Loftis will beat Haley in a primary…unless she goes hard right…

The Grip December 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Even if she went “hard right” (whatever the fuck that means to you), she’ll never get win with all her screwups.

BigT December 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Gov. of SC is way TOO low an office for DeMint. He’s a national Figure..and a Hero of Conservatives countrywide…

The media (FITS) would LOVE to keep DeMint down on the farm. I’d love to see him as president…

Romney and Rove losing was a MAJOR Win for Demint. Rove-Romney was Moderate, like FITS leans….

DeMint would be a GREAT national candidate…

Leave Loftis here to be Gov…

Sailor December 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Well, he’s fucked now that you’ve endorsed him, just like Perry, Gingrich, Cain, Romney etc. etc.

interested December 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

If you think Romney was perceived as moderate then you still don’t get it. Someone like DeMint is even more UN-electable than Romney was. far too conservative. I think you have seen the last wealthy white president in GW Bush.

SparkleCity December 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Demint is a “Chickenhawk” who needs to quit dyeing his hair.

BigT December 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Romney won SC in a Landslide…Dumb@$$…

Super Brandon December 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Actually it may be a good gig for him. He’ll get prominant notice as the Gov. of a state. There’s no work to be done as Gov. of SC, so he can just hit the lecture/news show circuit. And he can do it for eight years!

Lance Riprock December 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Given the quality our governors from John West through the present, Demint would be a perfect fit. Maybe I’m being a little hard on Dick Riley, but let’s see… Jim Edwards, David Beasely, Jim Hodges, Carroll Campbell, that Sanford jerk, Haleytwat… did I leave anyone out? Room temperature IQs at most. The proper mix of stupidiy and confidence will take you a long way in SC, and a little sleaze doesn’t hurt your chances.

CNSYD December 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

“a national player, and is viewed in some circles as a legitimate presidential contender”

You said the same thing about Sanfraud.

BTW, these circles. Did you forget to add “jerk” after them?

jimlewis,owb December 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

2014-Davis-The One
However a DeMint will do

Bitch Slap December 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Question to GOP: What do you want to be now you’re old and senile?

toyota kawaski December 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

and get more hot air and nothing like the current Admin.

BigT December 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Two Moderate-Libertarians (McCain and Romney) have run…and LOST…

Time to run a Conservative….Nationally…DeMint…

USC Student December 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Big T, that doesn’t even warrant an intelligent response.

BigT December 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Only becuse you closed-minded leftwing Radicals are too F&*Kin Stupid to process democracy…

We’ve tried to Centrist candiddates, and were beaten by a Failed Leftwing Socialist…

Americans want a CONSERVATIVE…

Sailor December 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Big T(urd), you really are dumber than dog shit! The democratic process took place four weeks ago and the majority didn’t want a conservative (pretend or otherwise). You lost! Get over it!

Isotope Soap December 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Let’s see:
DeMint voted no for Planned Parenthood, anti gay marriage,even wanted to ban gay teachers, no on medical pot, wanted states to be able to opt out on min. wage and many anti immigration issues…Yes, he’ll do great with single women, hispanics, blacks and white moderates.

Isotope Soap December 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

…what’s left?..old, grumpy, white men.

hhuuhh?? December 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

DeMint voted against an Obama veterans jobs program, saying they shouldn’t be treated differently than any other citizen.

silvereagle December 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

PLEASE don’t do that to the state of SC. Jim DeMint hasn’t even done anything as senator – why would we want him for governor. He would be worse than Nikki Haley when it comes to flying all over the place and fund raising.

BigT December 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Jim Demint – Conservative R

Alvin Greene – Liberal D

Need I say more?

Isotope Soap December 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Yeah, tell us where you get your weed thinking America wants a conserative? Why didn’t they choose Santorum? Fox doesn’t even want you idiots anymore. Notice Rove and Morris haven’t been around much lately?

BigT December 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Rove LOST…Rove, like you, HATES DeMint…

Isotope Soap December 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Yeah, I know…but, why didn’t Santorum or some other far right guy win if America wants a conserative?

toyota Kawaski December 6, 2012 at 12:10 am

Big T you got this one wrong and most the time i like what your selling. Deminted is a yes man to whatever is going well at the time

Free Jennifer December 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Jim Demint has zero interest in being Governor of this hick state. Did you see what Haley was doing yesterday? Talking to third graders in Liberty about bullying! And some red neck got arrested for threatening her!

I can just see Jim Demint doing that.

Forget it – he will be snapped up by some conservative DC think tank and paid millions – the powerless SC Governor’s office is small taters. Who would want it if they didn’t need a free place to live for 4 years and a pension? Like Nikki and Mikey…

? December 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

Wow…your post ended up being remarkably prescient. Are you an insider?

Jan December 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Well all I can say is if any state deserves Jim DeMint as Governor, its South Carolina.

Isotope Soap December 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm


reasonable December 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Can anyone outline a list of things he has accomplished in office? I know he’s good at saying “no” and promoting himself and his ideals, but to the best of my knowledge, that’s about it.

Chicora December 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm

He’s become the premiere Fascist and bagman for ALEC. Hasn’t helped South Carolina one bet…..he’s worthless.

Bill December 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

DeMinted for Governor:

From the frying pan into the fire!!!


hhuuhh?? December 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Honestly, don’t people see the unmitigated hypocrisy of these government hating politicians who get their paychecks, benefits and perks (including campaign funds and personal PACs, aka personal slush funds) from that government?

scmajor December 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

By all means draft Duhmint and ship his warmongering ass to Afghanistan.

The Fonz December 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

What has he done while he has been in DC..? Sit on his ass and just vote no. Not lift a finger to make the government run better. A Govenor actually has responsilities and needs to get things done. I don’t think ol Jimbo is up for the task…….

sweepin December 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm


junior justice December 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

BigT for Governor!

He’ll tell it like it is with no holds barred, and will have numerous stump meetings with lots and lots of beer, iced tea, bbq, chicken, fish, taters, and loud music by the latest and greatest local bands, a tall tale lying contest, and lots of gals wearing everything from mother hubbards to hooters outfits –wooeee, I can’t wait!

bogart December 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

DeMint a Presidential contender…..ROFLMAO.

Choppers December 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

Can’t DeMint just go away. He’s such an embarrassment…

Astonished December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

Demint will resign in January!!!!! Yaaah!!!!!

Astonished December 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

Oh wait, this “think tank” might just fill in the void until the Governor’s race!!! Wow…surely NOT!!

Inletman December 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

What’s up with Demint leaving to head the Heritage foundation?

ICOMMUTE1.5HOURSTWODAYSAWEEK December 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Jim Dequit checks off 1 from people all over the country’s christmas list


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