Needed: Conservative Leaders in for the Long Haul
Sarah Palin chose to resign as governor of Alaska in 2009, and then declined to pursue a 2012 presidential bid.
After the 2012 election, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina stepped down as senator to head up the Heritage Foundation.
In Florida, Allen …
The Grim Side of DeMint’s Move to Heritage
The final Morning Jolt of the week closes with some downbeat thoughts about Jim DeMint’s departure:
Wait, Where Are You Going, Senator DeMint? How Can You Go Now?
You’ll pardon me if I’m not relentlessly upbeat about Thursday’…
Sen. Jim DeMint to Resign, Take Over Heritage Foundation
South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina’s junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think …
Sen. Jim DeMint Endorses Josh Mandel for Senate in Ohio
Interesting, and somewhat surprising news about an early endorsement from Jim DeMint in Ohio:
Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, chairman of the Senate Conservatives Fund, announced the endorsement of State Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate in Ohio.
From Nir Rosen to the Muppet Lobby
Some nights and early mornings, the Jolt almost writes itself . . .
As OneRepublic Said, ‘It’s Too Late to Apologize.’
Well, that’s resolved. In part.
Should we feel good that Nir Rosen has resigned from NYU’s Center on Law …
The Democratic Congress, Determined to Go Out With a Bang
From Wednesday’s edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
An Abominable Obamnibus
Boy, it wouldn’t be the last gasps of the Democrat-run Congress without one more last-minute avalanche of runaway spending, huh? The Hill sets the stage: “Senate Democrats have …
Jim DeMint, Determining Who’s Naughty and Nice
Jim DeMint’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s gonna pay a price . . .
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) is turning his attention to 2012 and using the vote this week on an earmark moratorium …
Just Win, Baby, and Be Careful With Your Draft Picks
I chatted with Will Cain of “Off the Page” this morning about the National Republican Senatorial Committee and its recent troubles — Murkowski, Specter, Crist.
He offered the question of whether you would rather have 60 Lindsey Grahams or 40 Jim DeMints. …
Alvin Greene, Proving American Politics Is Never Predictable
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It’s Not Easy Being Greene, but Apparently He Wins Easily
So let’s dissect what we know about …
Everyone Who Argued Jim DeMint Is Vulnerable, Go Sit in the Corner
Perhaps the South Carolina Republicans I hang around with are too cocky, but I have a tough time seeing any of their conservative congressional incumbents getting in trouble this year*. Yes, I know the guy who is running against Rep. …
Haley: I’m Not Appointing Myself to the U.S. Senate
Governor Nikki Haley today released the following statement regarding U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s retirement and the process of filling the vacancy it creates:
Appointing a new member of the U.S. Senate is a solemn duty, and I …
The Contenders to Replace DeMint
Jim DeMint’s sudden resignation from the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation makes a lot of sense for him (the preeminent position at one of, if not the, most preeminent conservative think tanks, his to enjoy for perhaps …
Ted Cruz-es to Another Big Endorsement in Texas
Ted Cruz continues to rack up the endorsements in the Texas GOP Senate primary: Formal endorsements from FreedomWorks PAC, Red State, the Club for Growth PAC, a glowing column from George Will, and now, Sen. Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives …
DeMint Ally: No Endorsement of Romney Unless He Admits HC Mistake
Mitt Romney hears some kind words for the way he handled health care in Massachusetts from . . . Jim DeMint? (HT: Jen Rubin.)
“One of the reasons I endorsed Romney [in 2008] is his attempts to make private health insurance available at affordable …
South Carolina’s Professional Political Class Won’t Want a DeMint Bid
Over the weekend, one of the big rumors is the possibility of a 2012 bid from Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican:
Aides to U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said last week that DeMint will attend a March conference in …
Did the GOP Compromise Too Early?
In today’s Morning Jolt, equal time for an argument contrary to my own views:
Did the GOP Concede Too Early?
A few moments of equal time here, for a theory that I’m not quite on board with, but …
I Think Jim DeMint Will Be Okay
Rasmussen suggests that Jim DeMint, Republican senator of South Carolina, might be able to hold on to his seat:
Republican Senator Jim DeMint earns his highest level of support yet in his bid for reelection in South Carolina.
A new …
Action Figure Hits 20 Percent
For those of you who have wondered how the man calling for economic prosperity through action figures was doing in South Carolina, Rasmussen offers some insight:
Mystery man Alvin Greene has been the subject of more media coverage this election …
Jim DeMint, With a Kind Word or Two About Tim Scott
South Carolina senator Jim DeMint — you know, General Wellington, who’s taking on the weirdo who won the Democratic primary — is praising Tim Scott, one of the Republicans in a runoff in the Palmetto State’s 1st congressional …