February 23, 2011

HARDING, TRUMAN, JFK, LBJ, FORD, OBAMA....:

With Thune out, Senate contenders for White House seem unlikely in 2012 (Paul Kane, February 23, 2011, Washington Post)

It's one of the oldest adages in Washington: Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. But at the moment it appears that what every single senator sees in the mirror is, oddly, a senator.

The most-talked-about potential presidential candidate from the Senate, John Thune (R-S.D.), announced Tuesday that he would not seek the presidency in 2012, leaving not a single member of the world's greatest deliberative body deliberating a White House bid.

If that holds, 2012 will be the first presidential campaign without a sitting senator since the modern history of White House campaigns began more than half a century ago.


....how much more evidence do we require that legislators aren't fit to govern?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 23, 2011 7:01 AM
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