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A Little #Thune2012 Talk…

March 26, 2010

Yes, 2012 is still quite a ways away but it’s fun to search for possible candidates.  The media throws around names like Romney, Huckabee, Palin, Gingrich, etc.  But, us twitter folk know better than to just listen to the media.  We look for our own candidates.   While the names mentioned above are contendors … there is one man who has stood out recently.  He is a Senator from South Dakota who is no stranger to defeating big time Democrats.  He ousted House Minority Leader Tom Daschel in 2004.  Before that he served in the US House of Representatives, he won that election with 70% of the votes and supported term limits and promised to serve no longer than 3 terms.  He kept his promise.  His name is John Thune, and don’t you forget it.

John Thune is currently running unchallenged in South Dakota.  He is actively raising money and has been appearing on primetime cabel news shows left and right lately.  He has been one of the most outspoken and most articulate opponents of Obamacare, along w/ Rep. Paul Ryan- another one to look out for.  See his awesomeness for yourself by visiting his YouTube page.

Senator Thune was awarded a 100% raiting from the ACU in 2009 labeling him a “Defender of Liberty.”  He is hardcore pro-life and believes that marriage is a sacred reuinion between a man and a woman, he supported the 2006 amendment to the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.  While upholding strong social conservative values Thune also understands that government isn’t the solution to our problems.  He understands the Constiution and realizes that it’s the people of this country our public officials should be listening to to guide their legislative decisions, not personal legacy.

Thune attended Biola University, a Christian college and graduated w/ a degree in Business.  He and his wife are committed Evangelical Christians and he promises to remain true to his principles,

Having a Christian worldview shapes my decision-making with respect to all aspects of my life. I always respect people in public life who are principled, and those principles have to be connected to something. And my faith is what serves as the anchor and directs my actions.

While 2012 is still a long way off, it’s always fun to look for possible candidates and I’d urge to keep an eye on this guy.  Twitter is.

Matt K. Lewis of Politics Daily wrote an article in December of ’09 discussing the growing #Thune2012 popularity.  And just recently the WSJ wrote a piece about the possibilyt of a “Thune 2012 dark horse”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2010 2:57 am

    I think you’re on to something. I heard about this guy a couple of months back. I really think that the Republicans are going to rally around someone who is relatively unknown in 2012. This could be the guy.

    Great insight.


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