Thursday, March 22, 2012

DeMint "excited" about prospect of Romney winning

Jim DeMint talking, and talking rather glowingly to CNN about Mitt Romney today

"I can tell conservatives from my perspective is that, I'm not only comfortable with Romney, I'm excited about the possibility of him possibly being our nominee," DeMint said. "Again, this is not a formal endorsement and I do not intend to do that right now but I just think we just need to look at where we are."

DeMint endorsed Romney in 2008, but seemed to be gun-shy this time, thanks to renewed furor over RomneyCare.

But if you browse through the GOP12 archive, you'll find that he's never been particularly critical of Romney this cycle.

Want proof in just one post?

In September, he said there were "big differences" between RomneyCare and ObamaCare.

"[Romney] makes a good distinction between what the federal government and state government can do, but I frankly think that a mandate, a requirement that somebody has to buy a particular, government-approved health policy is wrong -- whether it's at the state or federal level.

.... There are some big differences between what was done in Massachusetts and ObamaCare."

I rest my case.