One thing he is looking for is a strong governor or two.
States need to stop putting their hands out to the federal government and start pushing it away, DeMint figures -- and maybe start questioning some of the modern dogma that says the feds can prevent offshore drilling, or withhold gas tax money or inject themselves as much as they want in education, health care and other issues.
Don't hold your breath.
The sad fact is, the people who understand American freedom can't rely on their leaders anymore.
"Really, I think the hope right now is not in Congress to make the right decision, cause they're not," DeMint says. "It's just whether or not the American people are going to stand up and say enough is enough.
I like the "Chicago Tea Party" idea floated last week better, but in this article, you'll read stuff like this, about DeMint's comments: