Thune talks to Roll Call about 2012 presidential prospects

Roll Call has a story about our own Sen. John Thune’s presidential aspirations. The best part is this quote from Sen. John McCain:

“I’ve said a thousand times: If I looked like John Thune, I’d be president of the United States,” McCain quipped, before adding: “I certainly think he’s a viable candidate, but it’s way too early to start handicapping.”

To read the whole story, click here.

4 thoughts on “Thune talks to Roll Call about 2012 presidential prospects

  1. come on now- how many electoral votes do we have?? McGovern ran against a well oiled campaign machine of Nixon, Daschle thought of it, Bob Kerry of Nebraska thought of it- seems to me we have fantasy island here

  2. If McCain looked liked Thune, he thinks he could
    get away with his constant flip-flops on the issues,
    excuse his abysmally poor choice of a vice-presidential candidate when he had his run,
    ignore his outspoken wife and daughter when they support policies at odds with his agenda,
    and even satisfy the RW diehards despite a birth certificate from the Panama Canal Zone.
    OK. His opinion.

    Meanwhile Thune has been giving other interviews – telling Sean Hannity on Fox that we cannot extend unemployment benefits without first finding a way to pay for the $55 billion cost, even if that means that payments are cut off for over 2 million people this Christmas.
    Thune sees no similar problem with not finding a way to pay for permanently extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans at a cost of $120 billion for two years or $830 billion for a decade. After all, Thune represents good old fashioned South Dakota values.

    Not socialist European values like Dickens:

    “At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,”
    said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than
    usually desirable that we should make some slight
    provision for the Poor and destitute… Many thousands are in
    want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands
    are in want of common comforts, sir.”

    “Are there no prisons? … And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge.
    “Are they still in operation?”

    “They are…,” returned the gentleman,…”

    “Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first,
    that something had occurred to stop them in their
    useful course,” said Scrooge. “I’m very glad to
    hear it.”

    After not hearing anything of substance from Thune for almost his entire political career, it will be interesting to hear him speak up as a possible contender for higher office. His potential candidacy seems to rest almost entirely on his perceived lack of baggage, compared to the other potential candidates. I hope he can offer something of substance, not just the prettiest face.

  3. We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Promote the general welfare was not meant to provide the necessities of life. The USA is meant to give all people the opportunity to go as far as their own passions, education, effort and hard work will take them. Opportunity and to PROMOTE are the key words here. Charity is for the individual and for churches to handle, not the government. I resent the government taking tax dollars to give to people to do nothing. At least make them work for their food, shelter and clothing. Social programs are what is bankrupting our country, not the people that go out and work their butts off, take risk by borrowing money for school, to open a business, and limit the number of children to what they can afford to care for WITHOUT GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE. With the left it is always about money. It the wealthy left has more money than they need, step up and write a check to the United States Treasury in the name of debt reduction or welfare, or any other social program you fancy. I reserve the right to make my checks to my church, my community, or anyone else I fancy to give the money I earned to. If the government would stick to what it was intended to, we would not be where we are today. What is sad, is the folks above me want to go the direction of Greece, Ireland, USSR etc,. IT DOESN’T WORK! When the government does any program, we get less and pay more. We can take care of our own without paying a million people to take our money and figure out how to give it out after first taking most of it for themselves. Like the bail out or the reservations or Karzi in Afghanistan. I know Senator Thune, aside from the fact he is an attorney, He would make a great President and run our Country with common sense and fairness. fair adj. 1. just; honest. 2 light-colored. 3 free from rain. 4 pleasing. fairness n. adj. rightness; justice.

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