DeMint: Palin has done more for the GOP ‘than anyone since Reagan’

The two have never met, but Sarah Palin’s star power hasn’t gone unnoticed by Sen. Jim DeMint.

“We’ve never spoken, but she left me a nice message, and I believe she’s done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan,” DeMint said.

In a Politico article published Wednesday, DeMint and other senators are quoted talking about 2012 election candidate and courting possibilities. Mitt Romney is “near the top of [DeMint’s] list” as well.

DeMint is not the first political official to draw connections between Palin and the 40th president. Earlier this year, Arizona Sen. John McCain made the Palin-Reagan comparison during a CNN interview.

“I think that anybody who has the visibility that Sarah has is obviously going to have some divisiveness,” McCain said. I remember that a guy named Ronald Reagan used to be viewed by some as divisive.”

In a November interview with Special Report’s Bret Baier, Palin expressed uncertainty that she could be compared to Reagan.

“Well, Reagan was criticized for being an ideologue, for being too superficial, too idealistic, too optimistic and a bit too independent. I see, perhaps, a comparison in maybe some of our record, but nobody can be compared to Ronald Reagan,” Palin said.

[WATCH: Palin on being compared to Reagan]

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  • michaelslevinson

    I am an independent write-in candidate for president. I bring to the political table a Vehicle for World Peace, a hand lettered 112 page double column work of art, The Book ov Lev It A Kiss, beginning with Adman and Even in the Gar Den ov Edum, lettered on the page to perform on whirled wide television, for all the worlds’ peoples at once, like old blind Homer, from dusk until dawn, with every line a delicate sensible rhyme.

    World Peace is going to begin with a peaceful night because all the worlds peoples are going to be doing the same thing at the same time — watching this poet author of prophetic works tell his vision, in mull tie ling well rhyme.

    The only issue is /is the poet fun to listen to? Do his words, world orders and word hors d’oeuvres have redeeming value. That you find out by listening. Find the story of Adman and Even on the web site:


    Also find an innovative sensible solution to the Health Care issue that will cover 95% of the people within the first six weeks, require a one line change in the tax code, and cost half the money. Read Exit Strategy out of Iraq,and Afghanistan, and please, before anything the Mortgage solution, then Uncle Sam Shazam, as a way to improve life while drawing down the national debt.

    Sarah Palin is going to fade, as a candidate. Palin’s wavy hopey changy doesn’t cut it, but mark my words, when she sees me, the poet author of prophetic works on TV, telling my vision, she will suggest that iamb (The original spoken tongue was iambic), an anti-Christ. That someone with a giant talent can’t be good, or healthy for the protectiuon of Mother Nature’s balance.

    That this poet, with a world class program interferes with her program, and she will try to confuse the reality with her subtle call for this poet’s asassination. She will try to confuse the reality, which she has a talent for reality confusions. After all, in the event someone is EVIL, an anti-Christ; they must be stopped. mark my words, upon a nationwide speech she will push the anti-Christ idea.

    The fascists always confuse reality, because fascists have an “agenda.” That they have an ‘agenda” gives them away. “Fascist” is the “F” word in America’s politics. Here is a poem I call Feature / Benefit, inspired by an FCC adminis traitor.

    Wear this gold star, Jew
    So we can see who you are
    Board this rail road car
    Your campaign for president
    Is going to Babiyar.

    Obama is a winner. He outfoxed his party opponents and outclassed the petulant Hanoi Hotel canary and won the election. But he is not a leader. In that sense the world is leaderless. Sarah Palin is not a leader, either. Happy New Year.


  • jwnoord

    Sarah Palin is showing the world (via the TV show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska) what we missed as a president in 2008 versus what we got.

    After watching several episodes (actually all of them), this has given great insight into why the left vilifies Gov. Palin and her family.

    They are REAL PEOPLE, not the martini swilling and promiscous members of the Washington insider group (that hated “family man” Dan Quayle too”.

    Maybe it is resentment, jealously, or simply contempt for someone with a brain, who knows.

    right now we have a President who may or may not be a valid US citizen, who certainly is out of touch (or has never been in touch) with the American people.

    where did he live when The Hostages were held in IRAN? where was Obama when the space shuttle tragedy happened?

    Was Obama in the USA when Reagan attacked Libya for their terrorist ways?

    I think a straight answer is NO, he was somewhere else.

    Not being in the USA and experiencing what we as Americans have over the past 25 years tends to disqualify a person as being “of the people”.

    Sarah Palin is an American and enjoys it. She is comfortable in her skin and lives life to it’s fullest.

    I think what bugs the left about her is that she would enact real change in this country and perhaps most importantly has brought to the surface the hypocrisy and slanted view that many of those in power (both politically and through the press) in the USA.

    On her program, we have seen her Rock climb, Fish, Hunt, camp, 4 wheel, ride in bush planes, hike on glaciers, and be a protective Mom.

    Coastal Libs (east and West) cannot nor will they ever relate to that.

    • GeniousIQ

      Coastal Libs (east and West) cannot nor will they ever relate to that.

      Really? I’m on the east coast (grew up on the west coast) and I’m sure you would call me a “lib” (for no other reason than I can see through Palin). I also fish, camp, 4 wheel, hike and rock climb. Maybe you need to get out of your own little world occasionally and quit looking stupid with these “real american” stereotypes.

      • bellh

        Grow a set if you really camp out,Sarah camps outdoors not outside the Kmart.If you are on the left coast do you work as a snow plow driver with nyc dept of trans??

        • GeniousIQ

          Yea, Palin camps with a film crew and spends her time in photo ops. Truly roughing it. And if I’m not mistaken, Alaska is on the west coast.

          • jonavark

            Actually.. it’s not on the “west coast”. Perhaps a map might help you.

      • riseabove

        You can “see through Palin”, huh? Well that’s cool because I can see through the Leftstream Media (and its gullible audience) who made a concerted effort to ridicule, humiliate and discredit her from the get-go for no reason except that she was the opposition. I can see through people who have unresolved issues who tend to project and I can identify con artists, scammers and manipulators in nanoseconds.

        Sarah Palin didn’t strike me as being anything other than a genuine, down-to-earth, concerned person. So, what exactly is there to see through? What has she hidden? Her past? Her academic credentials? Her ideologies? Her faith? Some kind of weird disdain of America and disrespect for the Constitution? Her admiration for Chavez? Her Progressive grand scheme to give the United States an extreme makeover complete with blanket amnesty and massive entitlements that would send our economy into a tailspin? An American-hating billionaire puppetmaster? A Wasilla entourage filled with corrupt politicians? A secret heavy-handed approach to forcing policies through via bribery and threats that the majority of our own people disapprove of? A desire to redistribute wealth by robbing from those who make the effort to go to work in order to give it to those who don’t?

        Yeah, you can see through her all right. Might wanna have your eyes checked. They say vision is the first to go…

  • nickel1951

    I didn’t understand the Kate Gossland episode on the Sarah Palin’s Alaska documentary until I realized it was only Kate Gossland because Katie Couric refused to go. You go girl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trinity-Holmes/100001442563637 Trinity Holmes

    Go Sarah!!!!!As one other poster said,She is the only one out there that truly understands the middle class!!!