The Hill

Sen. DeMint urges Republicans to listen to Ron Paul
The Hill

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Wednesday the Republican presidential candidates need to listen to Ron Paul and would benefit from integrating some of his libertarian ideas into their platform.

« One of the things that’s hurt the so-called conservative alternative is saying negative things about Ron Paul, » DeMint told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. « I’d like to see a Republican Party that embraces a lot of the libertarian ideas. »

DeMint said he does not agree with the Texas congressman on everything but that the rest of the GOP presidential field should capture some of what Paul’s been talking about for years because the Republican Party « needs » the libertarian movement.

« You don’t have to agree with everything he’s saying, but if the other candidates miss some of the wisdom about what he’s saying about monetary policy … that will be to our detriment, » DeMint said.

Cette nouvelle devient particulièrement intéressante quand l’on sait que Jim DeMint n’a jamais été associé au courant de pensée libertarien. Il représente plutôt l’aile conservatrice pure et dure du parti républicain. Ron Paul ne remportera probablement pas la nomination républicaine, mais il est en train de transformer son parti. Ce faisant, il facilitera la tache aux libertariens qui voudront prendre la relève.