The Washington Times - December 8, 2012, 01:53PM

The conservative website NewsMax has a story up on “the real reason” behind South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint’s announcement that he is leaving the Senate in January: to lay the groundwork for a presidential bid in 2016.

According to conservative direct-marketing guru Richard Viguerie, “Jim DeMint will have a bigger microphone than before … If he wants to, this opens up a lot more opportunities for him. I think there’s a decent chance that he’ll be a serious presidential candidate in four years.”


Mr. DeMint, 61, announced Thursday he is taking over as president of the Heritage Foundation, the influentual conservative think tank.

See the NewsMax article here.