Guy Most People Have Never Heard of Isn’t Running for President

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The presidential race got a little less sexy today after John Thune, the chisel-faced, solidly conservative senator from South Dakota, announced that, despite plenty of encouragement, he's decided not to run. In a statement, Thune explained that after giving "a great deal of thought to how we might best serve South Dakota and our nation," he concluded that he's "best positioned to fight for America’s future here in the trenches of the United States Senate." Other factors probably included his sinful vote authorizing the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which is widely reviled despite saving America, and the fact that only about 20 percent of Republican voters have ever even heard of him.

Thune out [Politico]