Mitt Romney is the favorite to receive Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) much-sought-after endorsement in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.
This coming from a report from Roll Call.
I just find this so hard to believe. DeMint is known in Tea Party circles as a man of character and principle. He has said in the past he will take a smaller number of true conservatives over a majority of moderate republicans. How in heavens name can he endorse Romney?
I can see the argument that Romney is the most likely to beat Obama. But, just today a new poll has Cain ahead of Obama. This same poll has Romney behind Obama. The other talk is DeMint's business background gives him a special kinship with Romney, but, Cain has that as well.
South Carolina Republicans, including DeMint and Sen. Lindsey Graham, say the state's primary is fluid and within reach for almost any of the candidates. An American Research Group survey of South Carolina GOP primary voters released last week showed Georgia businessman Herman Cain in front with 26 percent, followed closely by Romney with 25 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry had 15 percent and 12 percent were undecided. The lead previously belonged to PerryI am speechless.