I really like Jim DeMint he is one of the FEW bright stars in that sea of darkness called the district of corruption. If you've read his books you know what he stands for and he voted his convictions. When I heard of his intended departure I viewed it with dread as I have this sinking feeling that congress no longer if ever represents the American dream, Sure there are a few Like DeMint people of conscience who fight the good fight. But IMHO the majority are simply there for their own self-aggrandizement and care little, except at election time, for the rest of us. Jim DeMint will be sorely missed by the people even if they dont realize it.