With John Thune?s recent endorsement of Mitt Romney, I?ve heard several people speculating about whether Congresswoman Noem or Governor Daugaard may also get involved and endorse in the primary season.
In Noem?s case, she stated back in September that she doesn?t plan to make a public endorsement.
?Rep. Kristi Noem said Thursday she probably won’t make an endorsement in the Republican presidential primary.?
When it comes to Dennis Daugaard, the talk is that he has been approached by his friend, current Lt. Governor of Virginia and Mitt Romney supporter Bill Bolling who encouraged Daugaard to support Mitt Romney. We know that Governor Daugaard met with Romney prior to Romney?s speech at the Sioux Falls Chamber dinner in October. But Jonathon Ellis with the Argus had a good interview with Daugaard stating he wasn’t inclined to do so.
Certainly, when it comes time to make a vote, I will spend the time to make an intelligent and informed vote as everybody has to do. At this stage, I know my opinion or my endorsement won?t carry much weight.
I don?t know if endorsements mean much, but I like that John Thune has taken an active approach to the presidential primary and appreciate that he is getting involved and working to help nominate the person he feels is best suited to impact the future of our country.
Primaries and conventions are closest to the people. Because fewer people are involved, each of us has a greater opportunity to have a bigger influence.
Also worth noting: State Senator Dan Lederman has endorsed Newt Gingrich.