I enjoyed the article this morning by Tom Lawrence at the Mitchell Daily Republic concerning Herseth Sandlin’s appearance at a Georgetown forum on October 28.
She declined to comment when asked about her political future by The Daily Republic. But during the Georgetown forum, the moderator made a reference to it.
?I?ll still think of you as Congresswoman Herseth until I think of you as Senator Herseth,? journalist E.J. Dionne said.
Herseth Sandlin just smiled at that comment. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., is up for re-election in 2014 and there has been speculation that if Johnson chooses to end his political career, Herseth Sandlin could become the Democratic candidate for that seat.
It seems the national Democrats are clinging to their hopes that Herseth Sandlin will return to SD politics. It is extremely unlikely that Herseth Sandlin would run in ’12, but I have the feeling we are more than likely to see her again. It must be difficult for South Dakota Democrats to continually live in her shadow, and is a reflection of the current weakness of the Democrat bench in SD politics.