The religious right won't unite behind Rick Santorum, so much is clear (even among those who don't give Ron Paul's campaign a prayer). Senator Jim DeMint, who represents both Christian right and the tea party made it clear yesterday that the GOP should embrace the message of Ron Paul. He also thinks Mitt Romney will probably win South Carolina, but at the same time it becomes clear from his words, "I feel good about our top-folks in the race" ,that he considers this from now on a two man race. Ron Paul rose to second place (17 % against Mitt's 27%) in the last national poll before the first in the nation primary. Revolution Pac: "Ron Paul seals position as Romney Alternative". Mitt Romney will have to listen carefully to the words of political marketing specialist Jim DeMint if he wants to remain a viable and credible national election candidate for the Presidency. Laura Ingraham's asks her followers/listeners on facebook what do conservatives and the GOP have to learn from Ron Paul? Conservatives who dismiss Ron Paul destroy the Party's future. Judge Napolitano sums up the race sofar with Republican political strategist Jack Burkman.
Update: Judge Napolitano asks Ron Paul to respond to Jim DeMint's words. Ed Rollins, a veteran Republican strategist who was National Campaign Director for the Reagan-Bush '84 campaign, winning 49 of 50 states and who ran Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign and Michele Bachmann's for awhile in 2011, said Paul needs to know he is being heard. Tony Fratto, Republican consultant and former deputy spokesman for President George W. Bush:
"It's really important for whomever the Republican nominee is ... to treat the Ron Paul constituency with respect, to not be dismissive, to appreciate their energy and enthusiasm,"Jim DeMint's words are making waves across the newsmedia!