Katie Pavlich

Just ahead of the GOP primary battle in South Carolina, Senator Jim DeMint is encouraging Republican candidates to embrace the economic ideas Ron Paul has put forward.

One of the things that's have hurt the so-called conservative alternatives is saying derogatory things about Ron Paul. I don't agree with him on everything but he's right about the out-of-control and unaccountable Federal Reserve, he's right about the need for limited constitutional government and the importance of individual liberty.

The 20 percent or the 25 percent of those supporting him are people that we need in the Republican party. A lot of them are Libertarians but they're our natural base and we shouldn't ignore them.

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.