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I asked a lot of questions and got quite a few answers in 2010, but there are some things I am still not sure about.
Does John Thune want to be president, and does he think he can win in 2012? If he could wake up and be in the White House, I am sure he would take it.
Thirty years have rushed past and the world still can’t quite get over it.
Three decades later and the realization is just as painful.
John Lennon is dead.
Lennon was murdered on Dec. 8, 1980. The 30th anniversary of that terrible day is Wednesday.
Politics, the old saying goes, is show business for ugly people.
That may have been true once, but it seems less credible all the time. As TV and video become more and more important in campaigns, candidates have upgraded their wardrobes and political parties seem more interested in attractive people to run for office.
South Dakota is no different than the rest of the nation and world. Our two main candidates for the U.S. House attracted a bit more attention nationally in part because of their good looks.
Sen. John Thune was typically self-effacing that August day in 2008.
While we peppered presidential candidate John McCain with questions and asked him one more time if he would pick Thune as his running mate, Thune kept quiet for the most part, sure he wasn’t about to be elevated to a national campaign.
Not yet, anyway.