STATEMENT posted on
Friends of John Thune
February 22, 2011
from John and Kimberley Thune
For months now, my wife Kimberley and I have received encouragement
from family, friends, colleagues, and supporters from across South
Dakota and the country to run for the presidency of the United States.
We have appreciated hearing their concerns about where the country is
headed and their hopes for a new direction.
During this time,
Kimberley and I and our two daughters have given a great deal of
thought to how we might best serve South Dakota and our nation. That
process has involved lots of prayer.
Along the way, we have been
reminded of the importance of being in the arena, of being in the
fight. And make no mistake that during this period of fiscal crisis and
economic uncertainty there is a fight for the future direction of
America. There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are
going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is
happening now in Washington, not two years from now. So at this time, I
feel that I am best positioned to fight for America’s future here in
the trenches of the United States Senate.
I want to thank those
who have encouraged us and prayed for us during the past several
months. We are forever grateful for all the support.
John and Kimberley