M. Michael Rounds for Senate? Oh yes, please, Republicans, serve it up! Mr. Mercer reminds us of the plums we can pull out of that pie:

The 10 percent budget cuts that his successor, Gov. Dennis Daugaard, felt necessary to impose; the difficulties now surfacing within the South Dakota Retirement System because of policies encouraged during the 2000s; the deadlock over and shifting fate of the Homestake underground laboratory project; the second state-government jet that was purchased under the Rounds administration; the mini-controversy over Valhalla in Custer State Park; even the size and uses of the new governor's mansion are just some of the topics that will be considered by Democrats [Bob Mercer, "The 2014 U.S. Senate Election," Pure Pierre Politics, September 13, 2012].

We won't even have to resort to the hairline cracks that Dakota War College prefers. Anyone challenging Rounds in 2014, whether Democrat in the general or Howie-wingnut in the primary, can hammer Rounds on his visionless policies and fiscal foppery. Going rounds with Rounds will be fun. Bring it on!