Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thune Not Running For POTUS

Not surprisingly, our junior Senator John Thune has decided that he will not be running for the Presidency. In his press release, Thune gives a myriad of reasons for his decision including being able to best serve South Dakota but strangely missing is his real reason for not running.

He didn't want to get his ass whooped in the primaries...

Any numbers one chooses to cite shows that he would have gotten trounced and would have been lucky to make it out of the first couple of primaries. CPAC polling as well as the latest New Hampshire straw poll had Thune listed so low that he was all but a footnote not even rising to crazy wingnut Michele Bachmann levels. No way Thune sees these numbers as anything but what they are, the end of a Presidential run.

Thune's choice not to run is not the result of any revelation from his prayers or because of any desire to better serve South Dakota. Thune isn't running because his golden boy image would have been severely tarnished by the trouncing he would have experienced.

4 comments:

  1. Bob, you proved you have never met John and have no insight into Senator Thune. Period.

    If you think John gives a crap about losing, he wouldn't have run against a sitting Lt. Gov. for Congress the first time or run against Tim Johnson and Tom Daschle. Like him, not like him, agree with him, disagree with him, doesn't matter. People who know him know fear of loss isn't even a consideration.

    People who assert things about things they have absolutely know nothing about are called lying gossips.

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  2. Sorry, Troy I have met Senator Thune several times and he seemed a nice enough guy but come on. If you are saying that if he was polling in the teens or twenties that his "decision" wouldn't have been any different than you either delusional or are the liar not me.

    I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and just chalk it up to being delusional.

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  3. If Sen. Thune expected to be polling better than he is with his little national exposure and campaigning, he would be delusional. Obama was barely higher than this and he represented Illinois and had given a National Party Convention Keynote.

    You are right on the surface: If his numbers were higher, he'd be a candidate. Or he was the beneficiary of a broad draft movement (which I can recall one for over 100 years). Realistically, for his numbers to be higher, he'd have had to be a declared candidate a long time ago and possibly already run.

    But, you are flatly wrong in substance: His current polling position was only a confirmation he'd have to go out and earn it which Sen. Thune never doubted. When one judges one's heart and motives without any information to back it up, they open themselves up to the same judgment.

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  4. If Sen. Thune expected to be polling better than he is with his little national exposure and campaigning, he would be delusional. Obama was barely higher than this and he represented Illinois and had given a National Party Convention Keynote.

    You are right on the surface: If his numbers were higher, he'd be a candidate. Or he was the beneficiary of a broad draft movement (which I can recall one for over 100 years). Realistically, for his numbers to be higher, he'd have had to be a declared candidate a long time ago and possibly already run.

    But, you are flatly wrong in substance: His current polling position was only a confirmation he'd have to go out and earn it which Sen. Thune never doubted. When one judges one's heart and motives without any information to back it up, they open themselves up to the same judgment.

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