From the WaPo:
South Dakota Sen. John Thune will give two high-profile speeches to national Republican audiences over the next ten days, appearances that seem designed to raise his profile as he contemplates the possibility of a run for president in 2012.
On Tuesday, Thune will keynote the Republican National Committee’s gathering of state party chairmen at the National Harbor in Maryland. Then, next weekend, Thune will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to address the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting — a gathering that also includes the likes of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.
The article goes on to note that TARP may pose a problem for him–an observation which has appeared in this space before. Go and read the whole piece.