By Bernie Becker - 01/15/12 08:11 PM EST
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he would not endorse a presidential candidate before his state’s primary on Saturday and said he expected GOP voters to unite behind the eventual nominee.
DeMint dismissed the charge made by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum that Mitt Romney, the current front-runner for the nomination, would not be able to articulate a clear distinction between himself and Obama.
“What I hope is that our eventual nominee will recognize the strengths of the other candidates and take a lot of those ideas and incorporate it into a platform that will unite us,” he later added. “And I think they will.”