In an interview with the Daily Republic, Senator John Thune (R-SD) said there was a “small chance he would change his mind and enter the race for the 2012 Republican nomination.”
“I never totally rule anything out,” he said. “You never know what’s going to happen in the future.”
What about accepting a vice presidential nomination?
Thune said he also wouldn’t dismiss accepting the vice presidential nomination in 2012 if it was offered to him.
“I think that’s all speculative at this point,” he said. “I don’t think you rule out options. For the foreseeable future, I think my work is in the United States Senate.”
He said it’s too early to discuss possible runs for the White House in 2016 or beyond.
“That’s a long ways down the road,” Thune said. “The decision was, not now. I don’t think it means not ever.”
(h/t – Ballot Box)