Skip to comments.Breaking: Mitch Daniels not running for president
Posted on 05/21/2011 10:42:54 PM PDT by conservativeforpalin
The Right Scoop reports:
Mitch Daniels is not running for president due to family considerations. This below was forwarded to me in an email.
From: Eric Holcomb (Indiana Republican Party Chairman) The following is from Governor Mitch Daniels . I hope this reaches you before the public news does. If so, please respect my confidence for the short time until I can make it known to all.
The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate. In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, the interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry. If you feel that this was a non-courageous or unpatriotic decision, I understand and will not attempt to persuade you otherwise. I only hope that you will accept my sincerity in the judgment I reached.
Many thanks for your help and input during this period of reflection. Please stay in touch if you see ways in which an obscure Midwestern governor might make a constructive contribution to the rebuilding of our economy and our Republic.
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Gosh darn it.
If true, this bodes well for the GOP for 2012.
One more unreliable conservative removes themself from the playing field.
Thank you, Rush Limbaugh! EIB’s recent replay of Mitch Daniels’ pathetic June, 2009 appeal to fellow Republicans to abandon principles and to kiss the liberals’ asses detroyed any hope of Conservatives being hoodwinked into supporting Daniels. Well done, Rush!
So its going to be pretty much mainly: ( I don’t include not the bottom feeders)
Establishment/ trying to slide into a conservative:
Tea Party/Social Conservative/Conservative:
He must have watched Herman Cain this afternoon! ;-)
That makes two of us.
Do you notice that, against the odds, a path is being cleared for her?
Fine. Stop crying and get behind Herman Cain. The other boobs in this race are RINO’s.
What’s the story with that door? Talk about an omen! But didn’t he have “people” ? Did somebody come busting through there and slam him? It’s hard to picture.
Why are you even including Sarah? She hasn’t even announced whether she’s running or not.
They all hear the sound of her high heels coming down the hallway, and are getting the hell out of the way.
Whew - The LSM and GOP establishment will be boo-hooing over this.
Daniels didn’t have an iceberg’s chance in hell of really challenging BHO. Would’ve been certain defeat.
I am rather surprised.
And the field narrows.
Whats a Muskie?
Actually, Palin is the only GOP likely candidate, to garner enough volume to register on Intrade’s most active list page.
I’ll take the last two names on your list please. Either sequence.
the signs so far, especially in the past few weeks, point to that she’s about to be in...so include her.
Oh yeah, he could’ve never held a candle to Cains charisma in a debate or just on separate morning talk shows...Expect MSM to really be all over Cain now. Its Cain vs Pawlenty! (Newt..dead, Romney, Never alive). Now we can wait for michelle and Sarah. Seems its all second tier from here. So much for the “establishment”
I’m noticing. Who will Rove romance now?
Since liberal media idiot elites wrote glowingly of Mitch Daniels, I would say they were hoping he would have been the nominee. They spotted weakness in Daniels.
*flagellates self for being bad*
In other words.... There’s something very ugly in his closet.
People said the same thing about Donald Chump. Look what happened. LOL
Here’s a Muskie.
Cain will be on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace (Local fox) and FOX NEWS later
This doesn’t read like anything I have ever heard said or written by Mitch Daniels. Pure bullshit in my opinion.
“I would say they were hoping he would have been the nominee. They spotted weakness in Daniels.”
By the same token, the reason they’re ignoring Herman Cain is because they see strength (not to mention the end of being able to use the race card) - and they don’t like it one bit.
It’s like a Bohnerfish, but less colorful neckties.
Well, three conservatives to one RINO. Them’s good odds.:)
I do find it stange he is sending out a midnight e-mail. He may be stunn by this when he wakes up in the morning.
Sarah isn’t promoting a show like Trump! Plus she isn’t on the speaking circuit as we speak of now, if she doesn’t run then everything diminishes for at least 4 years. So hiring a new foreign adviser for a couple of months and talking about a 5 point plan for military action when she isn’t making money for speaking engagements doesn’t make sense....if one was to make her digging for gold
This story is CONFIRMED by both Politico and a NY Times blog.
They attack anything they fear. Doesn’t matter if it’s Palin, Donald Chump or President George W. Bush.
Neither does buying a house in Scottsdale, Arizona. What she trying to do? Be closer to McCain?
FOX NEWS breaking headline, now. And an AP Twitter Breaking NEws item, as well.
If conservative voters split their vote, the winner might be Mitt.
G-d smacked him upside his head. Guess he took the hint. YESSSSS!!!
(wasn’t that her daughter?)
Daniels was being set up for the Big Takedown by the lamestream media Journo-listers, and even Daniels had to be smart emough to realize it.
Something happened in the last couple of days, though, and it was probably his 16-stitch knock on the head that knocked some sense in to him.
Yes, good for conservatives, the more acceptable Pawlenty is available.
Meanwhile, Cain is the man.
Everybody who has common sense knows that if Sarah Palin is going to run for President, she needs a base home in the lower 48......Alaska is too far to travel back and forth, renting is a waste of money and Phoenix AZ as a major airport hub has direct flights to AK, plus to the other major cites across the country
No, Daniels is a fine man and good governor.
His wife has limits and he didnt go beyond them is all.
We should respect that.
This kind of stuff may be collateral damage from the media treatment of Palin’s family. How many wives and kids want to be under a microscope?
I hope this is true, clearing the decks for Gov. Pawlenty!