Oh well. The Republicans are starting early. The New York Times is reporting that John Thune just announced that he will not make a bid for the presidency in 2012.
Too bad. He would have made the race interesting given his reported charisma, varied political experience, strong academics, and Kennedy-esque good looks. Got to have a little something for the ladies.
Given that Thune was the only athlete among the reported GOP hopefuls, about the only thing the rest of the GOP field has in common with at least two-thirds of America is that they’re fat.