From Politico, we learn that Sen. John Thune said today that whether or not Sarah Palin decides to run for president will “change the equation” for all other potential GOP contenders, including himself:
“She is someone who has a tremendous following out there, particularly in some of the early states,” the South Dakota Republican said in an interview with CNN that will air later Thursday.Thune told CNN that he will decide early next year whether he will seek his party nomination, but he added that the possibility of a Palin run will be an important factor in his decision:
“This is not a campaign where you start out and you run nationally right away,” Thune said. “It's all sequence, and you have to get through certain states. She has a big following.”
“I think that if she were to get into the race, it would clearly change the equation for a lot of people,” he said.Ah, the power of Palin... Keep 'em guessing, Sarah!