The Corner

Thune in 2012?

Over on the home page, Sen. John Thune (R., S.D.) talks 2012:

“There is an assumption that being from the Senate is a liability,” he continues. “I’m not going to overlook the fact that people hate Washington. But I also think, in this day and age, that people make their decisions very differently from how they did in the past. It is not always about who is up next or disqualifying someone because he happens to be from the Senate.”

In fact, Thune predicts that even in a primary season full of anti-Beltway fervor, a senator could rise. “There is an argument to be made that we need somebody who has been in the trenches, who has been in there fighting, who has been in there standing up to the Obama agenda,” he says. A senator who has earned his political battle stripes tangling with Obamacare and the stimulus “knows where all the bodies are buried.”

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Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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