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Breaking:Sen. John Thune NOT Running for President
NRO ^ | February 22, 2011 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 02/22/2011 9:16:34 AM PST by ejdrapes

Sen. John Thune NOT Running for President

February 22, 2011 12:09 P.M. By Jim Geraghty Tags: John Thune

John Thune will NOT be running for president.

For months now, my wife Kimberley and I have received encouragement from family, friends, colleagues, and supporters from across South Dakota and the country to run for the presidency of the United States. We have appreciated hearing their concerns about where the country is headed and their hopes for a new direction.

During this time, Kimberley and I and our two daughters have given a great deal of thought to how we might best serve South Dakota and our nation. That process has involved lots of prayer.Along the way, we have been reminded of the importance of being in the arena, of being in the fight. And make no mistake that during this period of fiscal crisis and economic uncertainty there is a fight for the future direction of America.

There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now. So at this time, I feel that I am best positioned to fight for America’s future here in the trenches of the United States Senate.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; elections2012; johnthune; sd; southdakota; thune; thune2012
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1 posted on 02/22/2011 9:16:36 AM PST by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

Thread title got messed up. Can mods fix?


2 posted on 02/22/2011 9:17:33 AM PST by ejdrapes (Some on the Right have jumped the shark over Egypt)
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To: ejdrapes

Go Sarah Go!!!


3 posted on 02/22/2011 9:17:49 AM PST by GregB (Congratulations President Palin on your election and being the first Female President!)
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To: ejdrapes

Weak kneed GOPer Senators not really fit to be TOTUS. The lesson continues.


4 posted on 02/22/2011 9:20:31 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ejdrapes
Good for you John.. I don't want to sound ignorant John but just who are you?I don't know who you are but think you and the right decision..
5 posted on 02/22/2011 9:20:31 AM PST by PLD
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To: ejdrapes

Good....we need a Conservative running; not another RINO.


6 posted on 02/22/2011 9:20:53 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ejdrapes

Good decision!


7 posted on 02/22/2011 9:21:08 AM PST by pallis
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To: traditional1
What makes Thune a RINO?
8 posted on 02/22/2011 9:23:13 AM PST by ejdrapes (Some on the Right have jumped the shark over Egypt)
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To: ejdrapes

>>>Sen. John Thune NOT Running for President

Good. Now if The Huck will follow suit.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 9:23:18 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: ejdrapes

I would also like to announce that I am not running for president.

Thank you

Freedomlover


10 posted on 02/22/2011 9:23:57 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: ejdrapes

“Sen. John Thune NOT Running for President”

Remind me again who the hell Sen. Thune is?


11 posted on 02/22/2011 9:24:04 AM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: WaterBoard

BREAKING.

Snooki will NOT be running for president.

For months now, my roommate The Situation and I have received encouragement from family, friends, colleagues, and supporters from across New Jersey and the country to run for the presidency of the United States. We have appreciated hearing their concerns about where the country is headed and their hopes for a new direction.


12 posted on 02/22/2011 9:26:14 AM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: ejdrapes

Anyone that’s NOT running please post it here too.

Here I go: I am not running for president in 2012, so stop asking me to please run.


13 posted on 02/22/2011 9:26:18 AM PST by mewykwistmas ("If the Egyptians are hungry, let them eat ethanol")
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To: ejdrapes

Thune is not a RINO but his temperment is too Romney-like.
We need a ballsy candidate-— sorry Sarah backers. She’s too radioactive to win over the Indies... hope I’m wrong but I don’t think so.


14 posted on 02/22/2011 9:26:21 AM PST by tflabo
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To: freedomlover

I am not running for President either. Lets both post that in breaking news too!


15 posted on 02/22/2011 9:26:37 AM PST by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: WaterBoard

Thune beat Little Tommy Daschle for the SD Senate seat.


16 posted on 02/22/2011 9:27:06 AM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: ejdrapes

Translation: It’s obvious that Sarah Palin is going to run and I have no chance against her.


17 posted on 02/22/2011 9:27:06 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ejdrapes

DUH????????


18 posted on 02/22/2011 9:28:15 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: pallis
The conventional Republicans are running out of white knights who can ride in and save the party from the indignity of running a presidential candidate who isn't one of the usual establishment suspects. Each remaining alternative to the dreaded Sarah Palin is more ludicrous than the last. Mitt (Milt?) Romney? Mitch Daniels? Jeb Bush?!!!

This thing could be over before it starts.

19 posted on 02/22/2011 9:29:00 AM PST by fluffdaddy (Is anyone else missing Fred Thompson about now?)
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To: ejdrapes

He didn’t rule out VP did he?


20 posted on 02/22/2011 9:29:30 AM PST by floriduh voter (The culture of participating being replaced by the culture of taking. Animal Farm?)
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To: mewykwistmas
Here are four people that I don't want to run:


21 posted on 02/22/2011 9:30:06 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: ejdrapes
What makes Thune a RINO?

BOLTONBLOGGING: ANOTHER REPUBLICAN BOLTS

22 posted on 02/22/2011 9:30:38 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: NautiNurse
Free Republic helped oust Tommy Daschle.

SD very special place to me. My GFF owned the Eastern part of SD, died and land went to his sons. My granny got zip. Red Rocks was in my family when Jesse James hid there.

23 posted on 02/22/2011 9:32:48 AM PST by floriduh voter (The culture of participating being replaced by the culture of taking. Animal Farm?)
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To: ejdrapes
John Thune not running for President

Of course not. He's making way for Allen West.

24 posted on 02/22/2011 9:33:57 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: ejdrapes

He was my first choice.

Too bad, he would have taken out Zero.

Now will find someone else to support, someone who is a real conservative and can win (that excludes a number of potential candidates).


25 posted on 02/22/2011 9:34:47 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: WaterBoard

WaterBoard wrote:

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BREAKING.

Snooki will NOT be running for president.

For months now, my roommate The Situation and I have received encouragement from family, friends, colleagues, and supporters from across New Jersey and the country to run for the presidency of the United States. We have appreciated hearing their concerns about where the country is headed and their hopes for a new direction.
>>

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ROFL!


26 posted on 02/22/2011 9:34:50 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: tflabo
She’s too radioactive to win over the Indies...

Well, by all means support a MSM/Beltway GOP endorsed loser who can win over those sacred Indies....

27 posted on 02/22/2011 9:37:22 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ejdrapes

Take the Sherman pledge...

I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.


28 posted on 02/22/2011 9:37:22 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: NautiNurse
Thune beat Little Tommy Daschle for the SD Senate seat.

That's Little Tommie Daschle.

29 posted on 02/22/2011 9:37:22 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: floriduh voter

Very cool family history!


30 posted on 02/22/2011 9:38:34 AM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: NautiNurse

I did a thread. I’ll ping you there. We had lots of entries for a grandfather thread (if I saved it). Unfortunately, my GGF was a cabin boy to begin with.


31 posted on 02/22/2011 9:41:15 AM PST by floriduh voter (The culture of participating being replaced by the culture of taking. Animal Farm?)
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To: ejdrapes
"What makes Thune a RINO?"

He's no Conservative and spends freely. This was the guy in the Gang of 14, you know, the rinos who stopped conservative judges from getting a floor vote, stopped oil drilling in the USA, kept the Bush tax cut from being perment etc etc.

32 posted on 02/22/2011 9:41:15 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ejdrapes

Good, another one out of Sarah’s way.


33 posted on 02/22/2011 9:41:35 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: ejdrapes
"What makes Thune a RINO?"

He's no Conservative and spends freely. This was the guy in the Gang of 14, you know, the rinos who stopped conservative judges from getting a floor vote, stopped oil drilling in the USA, kept the Bush tax cut from being permanent, etc.

34 posted on 02/22/2011 9:41:42 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ejdrapes

Always wondered why he stood out of the pack of any other GOP senator.


35 posted on 02/22/2011 9:42:38 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: WaterBoard

OMG I needed that laugh..Thanks.


36 posted on 02/22/2011 9:47:44 AM PST by PLD
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To: mewykwistmas
Pat Schroeder is NOT running for president.


37 posted on 02/22/2011 9:51:23 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
"Good, another one out of Sarah’s way."

Sarah? LMBO, good one. Time to kick back and enjoy the popcorn.
38 posted on 02/22/2011 9:53:31 AM PST by mentor2k
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To: Keith in Iowa

Now if The Huck will follow suit.

&&&
Please, God....


39 posted on 02/22/2011 9:57:24 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: ejdrapes

Being a Senator exposes you to many issues - unless you’re one hussein 0bama who was too busy vacationing, playing golf & BBall - but to gain the best experience it is much better to have held an executive post like Governor, when budgets are drawn up, appointments made, hard decisions faced, etc. To have been Governor of the largest of the 57 [sic] states is even better preparation.


40 posted on 02/22/2011 9:59:57 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: ejdrapes

... and Generalissimo Franco is still dead...


41 posted on 02/22/2011 10:00:06 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: mentor2k

Keep laughing, PDS’er.


42 posted on 02/22/2011 10:04:24 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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I believe we'll soon see that Palin/West is the only team.
John who?
43 posted on 02/22/2011 10:05:27 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: ejdrapes
There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to (have)...and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now.

No matter how one views Thune's credentials, he has a good understanding of the fundamental issue facing our nation. But the battle has now moved beyond Washington and it could be over, with America the loser, within two years.

Think that view is alarmist? We have a president who has been surrounded by anti-America figures every day of his life, first by family and then by choice. One who over recent years has spent more WH time with union officials, who happen to be members of the Democratic Socialists of America, than he has with members of his cabinet.

44 posted on 02/22/2011 10:06:47 AM PST by frog in a pot (We need a working definition of "domestic enemies" if the oath of office is to have meaning.)
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To: fwdude
Of course not. He's making way for Allen West.

With DeMint, Pence, Christie and Thune gone, and the fact only Romney and Huckabee are competitive (and barely, at that) in a hypothetical general tells me the GOP has a horrendously weak field.

Good people see what happened to Palin. They're simply not willing to subject themselves and their families to the political meatgrinder.

45 posted on 02/22/2011 10:19:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: tflabo

“We need a ballsy candidate-”

Will Congressman Allen West please pick up the white courtesy phone!


46 posted on 02/22/2011 10:21:13 AM PST by Batman11
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To: ejdrapes

No surprise here. When (Not if) the Republicans take control of the Senate in 2012, he is in line for top committee chairmanship.


47 posted on 02/22/2011 10:22:02 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: ejdrapes

Not being Palin


48 posted on 02/22/2011 10:22:48 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ejdrapes

John Who?

Good!


49 posted on 02/22/2011 10:26:10 AM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: NoRedTape

I agree 100%!!!


50 posted on 02/22/2011 10:27:57 AM PST by macrahanish #1
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