Democrat for Governor in 2010?

It seems ever since rumors of Stephanie Herseth-Sandals Vacation might be running for governor, the fact that the Republicans got their asses handed to them on a national level, and our current governor is turning out to be a big crooked joke, the state GOP is rolling out their candidates for governor in 2010. But who is running on the Democratic side? Good question. I’ve done my poking around but all you ever here is Steffy, Steffy, Steffy. I’m finding that hard to believe, considering she is now a Washingtonian. Hard to shake that town from your soul once you’ve worked there.

So what are Democrat’s options? Though Heidepreim would make a fine candidate, I don’t think his big city attorney image would sell over west river ranchers and east river farmers. Is he capable? Sure. Is he sellable? Nope.

I think Hunhoff should run again. Last time around he ran against a SD Lion, and stood his ground. I’m also starting to think his latest reappearance in Pierre is a sign that he may throw his hat in the ring.

What do I know? Well nothing.

But I do know that Bernie knows our state inside and out and he is intelligent and capable. He is also for low taxes and small government. More importantly Bernie has something that our current governor does not; Humility and Compassion.

Go Bernie!


#1 Nick Nemec on 12.26.08 at 6:09 am

Bernie is the best man who was never elected Governor. He is full of ideas on how to fix the problems of our state and also make it a better place for our children and grandchildren to live. Clean cut, honest and above reproach, Bernie would make a great Governor.

#2 John on 12.26.08 at 8:21 am

My first question always is the candidate tough enough? Steph is but I don’t tink Bernie is. Scott is but Jack Billion wasn’t.

Look where a “nice” mayor has gotten Sioux Falls.

#3 l3wis on 12.26.08 at 9:27 am

Well, he took on Janklow in his prime. I think he is tough enough.

I’m just thinking out loud here. I just think it is ironic that the GOP has thrown a sleugh of names out there and dems haven’t really announced anyone – maybe Steffy is running and she told state leaders to hold their horses.

Whadda you know Nick?

#4 John on 12.26.08 at 9:46 am

Are there state dem leaders?

What about Mike Huether? I know he is a Sanford clone but a good guy!

What dem is even talking about taking on Thune? Or will he get a free pass? I think it would be fun to run against Thune. So manny issues. Like voting for the banking bail out when Tim and Steph didn’t.

#5 Nick Nemec on 12.26.08 at 5:54 pm

Like Sergeant Schultz “I know nothing.”

#6 l3wis on 12.26.08 at 9:47 pm

Oh C’mon Nick.

I think it would be funny if the Dems put a total unknown dufus up for gov in 2010 . . . oh wait, the GOP did that last time.