Gee, what’s a guy to do when he retires as editor of South Dakota Magazine? And he’s only 61? Well, if you’re House Democratic leader Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton, you continue as publisher of the 46,000-circulation monthly that you and your wife, Myrna, brought into the world in 1985. But with three major statewide offices up for election in 2014 — U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and governor — it seems like Bernie would be a natural to run for one of them. He made the try once before, in 1998, when he ran for governor as the Democratic candidate and received about 32.9 percent of the vote, while Republican incumbent Bill Janklow won the fourth and last of his terms with about 64 percent in a four-way race. Facing Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard or Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (assuming they both run for their current posts) would probably be just as difficult. Would it be any easier to tangle with Republican former Gov. Mike Rounds for the U.S. Senate seat from which Democrat Tim Johnson will retire? Bernie would seem to be the Democrats’ strongest possible candidate these days. He’s a genuine success in business, and he’s serving his eleventh year in the Legislature. Yet all the focus has been on a few other Democrats so far. If he doesn’t run, it’s understandable — he’s made that battle once before, and he took some bruises. But if he does run, with 15 more years of experience and knowledge now under his belt, don’t be surprised.