By the time you read this, Nelson Mandela may have breathed his last. I think it's almost impossible to overstate how rare an individual he is. South Africa has its problems, as does every country, but it is by and large one of the best countries in the world. Just as George Washington set the tone for our country with his leadership, Mandela did the same in South Africa as he guided his land from the apartheid system into a free society. It was a pretty remarkable feat.