|John Thune-February 22,2011|
Today, John Thune announced he will NOT be running for the U.S. Presidency in 2012!
This is welcome news to the other GOP contenders because he would be a viable candidate and certainly a reckoning force within his party in the 2012 cycle.
This is especially welcome news to the DNC and Barrack Obama. Insiders know that Thune scared the 'bejeebus' out of them. Thune IS a "quality" commodity within the body politic.
Thune's departure from the race leaves Mitt Romney as the clear GOP front runner right now. There must be a welcome sense of relief in the Romney camp today.
With $8 million in his PAC, John Thune has a head start on 2016. And we think he will have a strong presence in that political cycle.
Meanwhile, we, among others who recognize solid candidates in 'the pack' are disappointed with Thune's withdrawal.