I still get mail once in a while with Thune’s name on it, because I once sent him a check. You see, Thune is the South Dakota senator who vanquished the “saddened and disappointed” Tom Daschle—an oxygen thief in a body where it’s rather difficult to distinguish yourself for such.
To be sure, Thune is low-key, but that’s how it’s going to go. I think part of a best path for the Romney campaign is running against political rock star fatigue, not inviting more of it. It’s not going to be Nikki Haley or Mike Huckabee, folks.