Mitt Romney May Simply End up the Last Man Standing

By: Wednesday October 12, 2011 11:21 am

Call it incredible luck, call it determination, call it political skill or call it a sign of the poor state of the modern Republican party. Whatever the cause or set of causes, Mitt Romney has managed to end up basically the last legitimate Republican nominee standing. By legitimate nominee, I’m referring to the type of [...]

John Thune Not Running for President in 2012

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 12:31 pm

John Thune (R-SD) has been rather publicly examining a potential 2012 presidential run for a while, but today, the Republican Senator announced he will not seek the nomination. Thune was viewed as the preferred choice among several party insiders and therefore a “legitimate candidate,” despite the fact that early polling had him trailing most other [...]

SD Sen: Thune 100, Democracy 0

By: Monday July 12, 2010 6:31 pm

South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune will run for re-election completely unopposed this year. Not only did Democrats fail to recruit anyone to run but no independent or third-party candidate stepped up to the challenge, either. From the “Argus Leader”: Republican Sen. John Thune has ratcheted back his fundraising efforts in South Dakota and basically [...]

Encouraging People Not To Run Is Not A Way To Win Elections

By: Saturday April 3, 2010 3:51 pm

It is amazing that at the same time Democrats were failing to find anyone to run against South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune, they were actively working to convince a Democrat to not run a statewide campaign for federal office. Back when Democrats needed votes in the House for the Senate health care bill, many [...]

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