I don’t know tons about Jim DeMint, but what I do know I like.
Back when the candidates were throwing their hats in the ring for the 2012 race (it seems like eons ago), he was one of the people I thought might enter, and the prospect pleased me. I didn’t know whether he had a chance of actually winning—he was not exactly a household word, or Mr. Charisma. But I wanted him to run, and I thought the more exposure he got the more popular he’d become.
Didn’t quite turn out that way, did it? But I continue to like his conservative principles and he has a certain amount of flair and cojones—which are all on display in this letter he wrote to Putin in response to Putin’s op-ed in the NY Times.
In fact, DeMint’s reply is almost as clever as Putin’s was, which is saying quite a bit. And it has a lot more integrity and—dare I say—truth.
In writing it, DeMint not only shows up Putin (although of course his reply won’t get anything like the coverage Putin’s original did), but he shows up Obama as well. It’s what Obama should, but never could, have written.