Jim DeMint Is the Latest Person Supposedly Thinking About Maybe Running for President

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Like the Groupon for a bikini wax that, for unexplained reasons, graces our in-box every morning, each day inevitably brings with it news of another Republican thinking, considering, or praying about whether to run for president. Today that person is Jim DeMint, the senator and tea party leader from South Carolina who had previously announced that he wouldn't run, but now appears to be reconsidering. The Hill reports:


Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says he is considering running for president after frustrated conservative activists have pleaded with him to run.

DeMint told The Hill that he has discussed a White House bid with his wife and will pray on the question out of respect for his supporters across the country.

How seriously should we be taking this potential change of heart? Apparently not that seriously!

DeMint insists he has no plans to run. But he won’t dismiss the growing calls for him to enter the contest.

“It’s humbling and out of respect, my wife and I have talked about it,” DeMint said late last week of a possible White House bid. “Out of respect for the people who have asked us to think about this, that’s what we’re going to do. I don’t want to imply that I’m changing in mind, but I want to consider what all these folks are doing.”

DeMint sounds like he's just humoring his friends by pretending to think this through, like people who RSVP "maybe" to an event invitation on Facebook even though they're 98 percent sure they're not going to show up.

DeMint mulls White House bid [Hill]