DeMint: Perry's Liberal Record Not a Hindrance
South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint told ABC’s ‘This Week’ that Texas Gov. Rick Perry must convince conservatives that he has changed in order to win the Republican presidential nomination, reports Politico
“I want to find out more about him, obviously, but we know people change. Reagan was a Democrat,” DeMint told Christiane Amanpour on the ABC program in reference to Perry’s endorsement of Al Gore for president in 1983 and subsequent positive comments about Hillary Clinton’s health care attempts in 1993.
“I want to look at what the governor’s done as governor of Texas, just as I’m going to try to dig into a lot of the issues, past, present, and future policy proposals of all the candidates. But I want to give them all a little room to change,” DeMint said. “I know I’ve changed some positions I had 10 years ago, because the country’s in a very different situation. So I’m going to listen and look and do my homework. And I’m not counting any of them out at this point.”