DeMint on prez run: 'No'
January 26th, 2011
06:03 PM ET
12 years ago

DeMint on prez run: 'No'

(CNN) - Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a leading force in the Tea Party movement, said Wednesday on CNN's "The Situation Room" that he's not running for president.

CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked DeMint, "Are you going to run for the Republican presidential nomination?"

DeMint responded, "No, no I'm not."

His comment comes on the same day that he introduced a bill to repeal the health care law signed by President Obama and one day before the inaugural meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, for which he is a founding member.

Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Judas

    There is a God in heaven and he really does protect us from evil. Thank you!!!

    January 26, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    No, DeMint doesn't want to run for president, he and his tea baggers don't want less government, they want to overthrow the government, it's called sedition.

    January 26, 2011 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  3. Name king

    Demint own rigid ideology will prevent him from being an affective president because he can't use common sense to remedy problems because he demonize those remedies for the past 2 years. He thinks government don't have a role in our economy. Even though he criticize every job lost in the economy, and blame the government. He still want to get rid of every social program. He is not a people president.

    January 26, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why would he run for president if he get paid to do absolutely nothing as a senator?

    January 26, 2011 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  5. Russ

    Smart guy, why would you run when you know it's a sure bet that you will lose.

    January 26, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Russell

    Well thats good news.

    January 26, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    This is a GOOD ANSWER!! This is the first time I will agree with a RepubliCAN'T's answer of NO!!

    January 26, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  8. Bill

    It's a pity he won't run. He would have gotten ... what? ... 20% of the vote against Obama's 80% 🙂

    January 26, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |