I noticed that again in his endorsement of Ted Cruz in the Texas Senat Race:
“[Ted is] the strongest conservative in the race and he’s earned the support of the grassroots in Texas. Ted Cruz has a deep appreciation for the U.S. Constitution and he’s someone conservatives can count on to fight for the principles of freedom that make America great".
Conservative Kingmaker Jim DeMint will hold a presidential candidate forum in South Carolina on Labor Day, Sept. 5: The Palmetto Freedom Forum.:
“I want to be a part of the debate obviously,” Mr. DeMint told Washington Wire late last month. “We want to shape the platform of our party and our candidates.”Jim DeMint has always been seen as a potential McConnell rival.
The polarisation occurs on both sides of the social conservative - libertarian debate. just listen to Michael Moynihan on the Alyona show, and Marvin Olasky in his Ayn Rand piece.
In the primaries the way to judge candidates is not to look for "the social conservative" or "the libertarian" candidate. But to look for the candidate that has the ability to bridge the divide and move the debate forward.
In 2008 that clearly was Mike Huckabee, just remember his Christmas video and his speech on foreign policy. In 2012 that is Ron Paul!