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Friday, December 7, 2012

What Jim DeMint tells us about Washington power - Manu Raju and Scott Wong -

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint accomplished very little in the Senate in the traditional sense: He wasn’t a legislator, has no signature laws to his name and has never been part of any major bipartisan negotiations.

But the fact that DeMint leaves the chamber as one of its best-known conservative senators shows how a message man relying on the outside P.R. game can become a powerhouse in his party — often with more influence than the Senate’s old bulls and their laundry list of accomplishments.


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Some parallels to our President, I guess.

Posted by: Kieth | Dec 7, 2012 2:03:10 PM