Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thune As VP Parlor Game Continues

The Washington Post on seems to have Thune on the short list:
The presumptive Republican nominee and his senior advisers and aides are hosting two days of policy sessions and campaign strategy discussions at the Deer Valley resort for more than 100 top fundraisers and their spouses. Those who raised more than $100,000 are expected to attend.
More than a dozen Republican heavy-hitters are scheduled to join the private retreat as special guests. According to a fundraiser who is attending, they include some GOP stars thought to be in contention to be Romney’s vice presidential running mate: Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. John Thune (S.D.).
George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove, who helps run American Crossroads, the well-funded GOP super PAC, is planning to speak at the retreat, said the fundraiser, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the event and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Rove’s appearance could raise questions because of laws barring any coordination between super PACs and campaigns.
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, also is scheduled to attend, according to the fundraiser.
ABC's Jonathan Karl does not:


D.E. Bishop said...

John Thune = MittWitt's Dan Quayle.

LK said...

Sure, D.E., test my VP candidate memory. It's late and I am no longer young.

Dole picked Kemp who was a former NFL QB so he had way more name rec. Dick Cheney had a bunch of executive branch experience, and he has no hair nor did he look youthful even then.

Palin was, well, Palin. Nuff said.

Youthful, good hair, handsome, relatively unknown junior senators, Quayle certainly does seem to most likely comparison. Thune has more clout in Senate leadership than Quayle did, but I doubt he's well known nationally.