In a visit to NR offices today, Sen. Jim DeMint mentioned that he had endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008 — and didn’t seem like he was necessarily opposed to a repeat endorsement:
“I endorsed Romney last time, and I think he’s a good candidate,” DeMint tells National Review Online today in an office visit. “I’m not going to hold any one or two things against a candidate that they’ve done. I’ve had some bum votes in my life.”
Instead of a perfect voting record, DeMint is looking for “the ability to inspire and show some courage and I think, take on our own party in some cases.” He calls Romney a “certainly viable” candidate.
More details on DeMint’s thoughts about the 2012 field at Primary Event.