DeMint Says Romney Tells Lawmakers He Is Running to ‘Save’ U.S.

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.”

DeMint declined to identify others who were at the same session with him, held near the U.S. Capitol.

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119 comments on “DeMint Says Romney Tells Lawmakers He Is Running to ‘Save’ U.S.
  1. jenersea says:

    Can we trust Romney?  To me he seems just like Obozo.  Can we trust the GOP?  They have taken a hell of a shellacking since the elections.  Crossed the lines to vote, compremised to Obozo’s benefit on just about everything.  I throught Boehner was a leader, but have completly soured on him.  I think its done in this country and probably Obozo will be reelected and we await the evil and horrors to come by that fact.

  2. Chinasmoove says:

    Another RINO show up disguised as a Tea party advocate.Anyone that is a true conservative has to vote for Dr Paul and would never pick Romney over him.

    • kysteelgirl says:

      Anyone that is a Tea Party member and/or true Conservative will vote for ANYBODY BUT OBAMA…whoever gets the nomination.

    • jong says:

       Paul is hardly a conservative.   He is in fact except for fiscal policy to the left of Obama

  3. TheChristianSolution says:

    Now Romney’s says that America needs saving?   Thought you had to be a Paulbot fruitcake to believe America needed saving.  Ha!Ha!  One more cap in Ron Paul’s hat  – another acknowledgement that he is right on the money.

    Romney talks the talk, but will he walk the walk?  NOPE!

  4. Ilene says:

    I think your bias against Romney is influenced by the labels of the left.

  5. DJ says:

    I thought DeMint was a true conservative - surely he’s not buying that Romney is really conservative????

  6. SilkyWiley says:

    I trust him, I have lived among Mormons my whole life, they overwhelmingly are hard working, pious, frugal and excellent neighbors.  They are not party animals and not a laugh a minute, They are not glamour pusses, but I would trust Mitt Romney completely in turning around the socialist decline in our country.  Hopefully the country is ready for a real leader, a quiet powerful, thoughtful and economically brilliant leader.

    • Katerina Gasset says:

      I also trust Mitt Romney. I know him personally and he is a man of integrity. Here walks his talk. 
      This is what I like most about him. He is not boastful and the media will not cover his selfless acts of service and his ability to turn companies around: 
      Let me give you some facts about Romney: After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney. As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people. Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others… Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap. 1. Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign – 1 year. 2. Unpaid intern in Governor’s office – 8 years. 3. Mormon missionary in Paris – 2 years. 4. Unpaid bishop and stake president for his church – 10 years. 5. No salary as president of the Olympics – 3 years. 6. No salary as MA governor – 4 years. That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that’s the kind of man Mitt Romney is. 7. He pays 10% tithing to his church: 10% on all of his profits and income. That is more than any of the other candidates and WAY more than Obama has ever donated to charity. And this is the kind of man who should be in the Whitehouse. a man of integrity and great ability who can get this country back on the right track.Not to mention he has been faithful to his wife for 43 years and still calls her his sweetheart. They were first loves. Met in Elementary school and he proposed to her at high school prom. Of course he waited until he came back from his mission to marry her and she waited two years for him, corresponding in letters. That speaks a lot about character. 

      • Ken says:

        PLEASE_ You would have us believe all hard-working nice guys can go out and make 260+ million in a system that is stacked against the creation of wealth…

        • kysteelgirl says:

          No, not in this day and time. Remembering Romney’s age things were different when he was young.

        • TheChristianSolution says:

          Indeed, Romney’s Bain Capital targets were doing all the donating — to him.  That is how he was able to afford to donate his time to help his family gain political power and vacation in Paris (er, perform missionary work in Paris — they probably need missionaries there)

      • TheChristianSolution says:

        Katerina, I don’t know Romney personally as you do, so I can only believe what you tell me about him. I remember in 2008, people were saying that Obama was also a great family man and a visionary America needed and could trust.

        The problem I and others have is that if the people of Massachusetts thought Romney was worthy enough to elect as their Governor, then that becomes a glaring litmus test of his ultra-liberal beliefs; otherwise, he could NEVER had won in MA.

        It gets worst. Instead of straighting out this uber-Liberal State we derisively called TAXACHUSSETS, the State went further down the toilet on his watch. We don’t like what we saw come out of Taxachussetts while he was Governor, like gay marriage and Romney-Care.

        Massachusetts got WORST under Romney, not better.

        How can you convince us to come to the polls to pull the lever for your good friend, against Obama, when we see no difference? When we yet again see our choice as “between the better of two evils”? 

      • TheChristianSolution says:

        It is easy to “donate” your time trying to gain political power for your family or vacationing in Paris, when you have counted out more than 260 million dollars for yourself in your business dealings.

        Obviously, he was not donating anything while working at Bain  — lookes like the companies he was “salvaging” was doing all the donating.

  7. jong says:

    Romney has proven by his record in Mass to be a liberal.   I have nothing against Mormons however with his pro-abortion, pro-homosexual and anti-gun stances he has proven himself not even to be a Mormon by their own belief system.   His time with Bain was not in creating jobs but to invest in other peoples ideas such as staples.    The other part of Bain was to buy companies that were failing then to cut them apart in order to make a profit.   I have no problems with them doing so however, do not come to me as say he is a great business man for he is an investor and we need ideas not investments.   Obama has already done that and see how that turned out.

  8. DollyT says:

    Does Romney think HE is the only one running in order to save the country?  All the Candidates including those that were forced to drop out were running for the very same reason.  They were all worthy runners. The one you that select to receive YOUR vote is your own personal business.Keep it to yourself and take it to the polls.

  9. jerry1944 says:

    No wonder we have no gop canidate if DeMent beleves the lies romney says  I want be voteing for romney and if we wins then its 3rd  party AGAIN .  If our leader in already get fooled by romney  maybe its time to get stronger conservative can adates. Since the gop seams to have gone mod then we need to get a  stong Tea Party congress and senate since we will lose the president with  romney running

  10. Ellie says:

    Well,  good for Senator DeMint!!    It’s about time for all to wake up before it is too late!    As I tell my fellow North East voters  (am ashamed any more to admit my State)…..  they should listen to what Mitt Romney himself says and does…….  rather than what the “alleged experts” say he said and did!!!!!!!!!  Come on, now!  There is not much time left!!

  11. Ken says:

    Mitt Obamney would cut your collective conservative throats to be POTUS. A man who has amassed a 260+ million dollar fortune after stating, as he said, with “NOTHING” would be by nature a ruthless individual. All these candidates except one are nothing but narcistic eglomanical sociopaths.


  12. tommy g. says:


    • Della says:

       I sent DeMint an email stating these same facts. He usually responds or someone responds from his office. I voted for DeMint and have great respect for him but I don’t think Romney is the right choice. DeMint does have great influence in the Republican Party. He said Ron Paul had some great ideas and that he hoped the nominee would embrace some of Ron’s ideas. I am guessing it was regarding less government. DeMint predicted Romney would carry SC but he did not. I asked DeMint to tell Republicans to give us a true Conservative that we could get behind in this election.

  13. ddt6900 says:

    I voted for Jim DeMint, And I will be voting Romney

  14. ddt6900 says:

    I voted for Jim DeMint, And I will be voting Romney

  15. Tod says:

    Dr.Ron Paul 2012 !!!