Sen. John Thune keeps saying he expects to be a senator in 2013.
Thune said Monday that he is talking with Romney’s campaign team. He told The Hill that he is in contact with the people who are running the show.
“In an interview with The Hill, Thune acknowledged he’s been to Boston to meet Romney’s senior advisers and has met Beth Myers, who is leading the search for the vice presidential nominee.
“ ‘I met her but it wasn’t a meeting about what you think it’s about,’ he said.”
Hmmm. So they wanted to ask him about what exactly?
Thune didn’t say he is formally being vetted, but it appears he is still on the list. It figures, since he is a good fit.
Thune is a conservative darling, a supporter of Romney since last year and a talented politician and campaigner. There is little doubt he would be a solid choice, and popular with the right.
Romney needs to energize the GOP base to win in November and Thune would help with that. Will he join the ticket?
Thune said he would be willing to serve as a feisty attack dog in the campaign, the typical role of a VP candidate.
“I’m not somebody whose disposition and temperament is hostile. But once somebody throws the first punch, I’m all in,” he told The Hill.
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