DeMint's Common Sense on Romney

 For Senator Jim DeMint, the prospect of Mitt Romney securing the GOP nomination sooner rather than later is a good thing.  In remarks made on Thursday that were reported by CNN, the reliably conservative South Carolinian and Tea Party favorite suggested that closing out the Republican presidential contest means "we [Republicans] can focus on the real problem which is Obama." At this point in the nominating fight, the delegate math is strongly working against Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.  It would take more than Hail Mary passes for either man to win the Republican nomination; it would take near miracles. After a meeting with Romney on Capitol Hill, DeMint commented: "His [Romney's] leadership skills, the fact that he hasn't lived his life in Washington. There's a lot to like there." Referring to Santorum and Gingrich, DeMint said: "They can drag it out to the convention if they want, but I think if some of them look at where they are the best thing they can do...(Read Full Post)