DeMint: Too Ugly to Run for President in 2012

South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint says he's looking for someone with better looks to support.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Sen. Jim DeMint admits that he's looks-challenged. The South Carolina Republican, up for re-election in 2010, has a new book out, Saving Freedom, and is hitting the road to promote it. His bus is plastered with his mug, an embarrassing "glamour shot." Says DeMint: "Everybody looks at that picture and then they see me, and they are a little bit disappointed." Maybe that's why he pooh-poohs talk of a 2012 presidential bid. "My hope is to find someone with better looks, more charisma, and a lot more intelligence that I can get behind."

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