Goodbye and good riddance to Jim DeMint.
Now, how about the Democrat whom Lindsey Grahamnesty defeated in 2008, a Ron Paul activist and a traditional Catholic, with all that each and both entailed, Bob Conley? Yes, a Ron Paul activist and a traditional Catholic won the nomination of the overwhelmingly black Democratic Party in the Palmetto State.
Or, better yet, how about an economically populist and socially conservative Democrat in the vein of Mark Clayton, who would recently have won Tennessee against a Tea Party nominee rather than, as it turned out, a GOP grandee? By now, Conley might already be such a person. Clayton carried both Nashville and Memphis, despite an attempt by the Democratic Party machine to organise a write-in campaign against him.