DeMint Says Romney Tells Lawmakers He Is Running to ‘Save’ U.S.
Save the country from what — a President constantly assailed by his own partie’s progressives because he’s so middle of the road that he could paint the dashes while he’s there? Some of our recent economic times were bad, but we certainly aren’t doomed as the average GOP pundit likes to paint it, and if you start with that extreme nihilistic view that exaggerates our problems then we don’t want or need you in office. The highway bill being held hostage right now in the house is a perfect example of why that worldview is dangerous and counterproductive.
Republican presidential front- runner Mitt Romney reached out to party lawmakers in Washington yesterday, telling them at one gathering he is seeking the White House “to save the country,” said U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.
DeMint, a South Carolina Republican who helped anti-tax, Tea Party-backed candidates win Senate seats in 2010, said Romney provided the assurance he wanted that the former Massachusetts governor shared his view about the importance of this year’s presidential election.
“That’s what I needed to hear, and I think everyone in the room needed to hear, that really our country’s at stake, and we want a president who understands that this is not business as usual,” DeMint told reporters. “What we got from him is a sense of urgency that our country’s in trouble and we need some real leadership.”