This race that never got off the ground marked his third race against Senator Thune, and his second time bowing out against the State’s senior Senator, putting Evans as having actually ran once, and then not getting past talking about it the next three times. I’m starting to sense a pattern.
For challengers against Thune, that leaves Mike “Professor Push-ups” Myers who is still thinking about a candidacy, in-between attempts of trying to sound coherent. I wish him all the luck in the world with that.
Moving from the Libertarians and Independents to the Democrats, apparently, they’re still smarting from the shellacking they took in 2004 from Thune. They just flat out failed to field a challenger after the popular Thune’s first term of office.
And with just over a year left to go, they’re still strongly and firmly on track to duplicate those same results. They basically have no one.
Maybe I should clarify that a bit – they have no one credible yet. Although, I am hearing rumors of a former state legislative candidate in the Southeast part of the state who has lost for the legislature at least twice announcing at a meeting “If no one wants to do it, I will.”
“Somebody has to take one for the team” is not exactly a rousing rallying cry. But given the state of the Democrat party, it might be the best they can hope for. But even that is wishful thinking at this point.
The fact remains that Dems are still short a candidate for the top South Dakota office in the 2016 election. And that does not look like a condition that’s going to be remedied anytime soon.
If at all.