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Hayes-Krauthammer: Mitch Daniels 2012 Man To Watch
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/24/2010 5:27:38 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

It's Christmas Eve, so let's treat ourselves to something conservative political junkies enjoy: handicapping the 2012 Republican field.

On the Fox News Special Report this evening, panelists Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer both singled out Mitch Daniels as a man to watch. Hayes identifed the Indiana gov as perhaps the true Tea Party candidate—someone willing to speak the hard truths about the need for entitlement reform. The ever-interesting Krauthammer found Daniels' lack of charisma appealing--as an antidote to our overdose of hope-and-change.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; 2012primaries; charleskrauthammer; daniels2012; krauthammer; krauthammer4daniels; krauthammer4dnc; krauthammer4obama; krauthammer4romney; mitchdaniels; saboteurkrauthammer; stephenhayes
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1 posted on 12/24/2010 5:27:42 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They drove the bus over Sarah!!!


2 posted on 12/24/2010 5:28:46 PM PST by GregB (Congratulations President Palin on your election and being the first Female President!)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Krauthammer and Hayes see Mitch Daniels as man to watch for 2012. Ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 12/24/2010 5:28:49 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

two strikes against him

Merry Christmas


4 posted on 12/24/2010 5:29:23 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Clueless in DC.

ineluctable

5 posted on 12/24/2010 5:30:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: bray

Naw, he is my first pick too.


6 posted on 12/24/2010 5:31:26 PM PST by kevslisababy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
DOA.

Mitch Daniels open to VAT, oil tax hike

7 posted on 12/24/2010 5:31:44 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: GregB

Hmmmm.....they seem to forgot that Sarah also has spoken on entitlement reform and they seem to forget that Daniels said that we might have to raise taxes not a TeaParty theme IIRC


8 posted on 12/24/2010 5:32:50 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As good a governor as he is, and I think he would make a fine president, the guy has absolutely no charisma. In this superficial world we have today, I doubt he could be elected.


9 posted on 12/24/2010 5:35:26 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Bigtigermike

They think they are running the show..


10 posted on 12/24/2010 5:35:34 PM PST by GregB (Congratulations President Palin on your election and being the first Female President!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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11 posted on 12/24/2010 5:35:54 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: GregB

They drove the bus over Sarah!!!\..............
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Doesn’t matter, she’ll be like Deniro in Cape Fear, hanging onto the axels only to appear later and she’ll be driving the bus. Krauthammer has gone over to the RINO side.

Palin 2012.


12 posted on 12/24/2010 5:35:56 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Krauthammer is a non-person. His time has passed. His opinion no longer matters.


13 posted on 12/24/2010 5:36:08 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Krauthammer has turned into an effete snob of the worst kind. Odd that someone so intelligent could turn into such a jerk.


14 posted on 12/24/2010 5:37:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Inspectorette

“the guy has absolutely no charisma. In this superficial world we have today, I doubt he could be elected.”

I hear you, but interestingly, Kraut specifically made the case that Daniels’ lack of charisma could be a plus after people bet and lost on Obama’s charisma in 2008.


15 posted on 12/24/2010 5:39:03 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: toddausauras

I will crawl over broken glass to vote for Sarah!!!


16 posted on 12/24/2010 5:41:29 PM PST by GregB (Congratulations President Palin on your election and being the first Female President!)
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To: Inspectorette

He’s my govenor and I like him,but he doesn’t look presidential enough. Mike Pence is a better choice, he looks presidential and is conservative.


17 posted on 12/24/2010 5:48:10 PM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I figured that Daniels was Romney’s back up, replacement candidate in case Romney stumbles, it looks like I was right.


18 posted on 12/24/2010 5:49:49 PM PST by ansel12 (Spock faces two Mitt Romneys, his Phaser in hand ! Spock, I'm the real Mitt. Elect me!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t know anything about the guy except that he was picked and supported by Lugar.


19 posted on 12/24/2010 5:52:02 PM PST by rcofdayton
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

that jackass Krauthammer lost any respect of his opinion I might ever have had long ago


20 posted on 12/24/2010 5:53:03 PM PST by SF_Redux (the scarier part about all these Marxists is, that a few of them can breed .. with the opposite sex)
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To: SF_Redux

he has been bought


21 posted on 12/24/2010 5:53:31 PM PST by SF_Redux (the scarier part about all these Marxists is, that a few of them can breed .. with the opposite sex)
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To: All

Note: NONE of the panelists expressed enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, though Hayes handicapped the field as “Mitt Romney and then everybody else.”


22 posted on 12/24/2010 5:56:14 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer can pound sand. I intend to vote for Palin, period.


23 posted on 12/24/2010 6:10:06 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: GregB

Me too, a lot of us will. The saboteurs like Krauthammer and Rove must suspect this.


24 posted on 12/24/2010 6:11:10 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: GregB

And some of that blood you’ll see will be mine.

Palin-2012


25 posted on 12/24/2010 6:12:51 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: toddausauras; E. Pluribus Unum; GregB; bray

Man, talk about whistling past the graveyard...did they even mention her name?

LOL

This is going to be fun to watch.

I liked what another FReeper said the other day...Mitch Daniels has no discernible facial features, no one will vote for him.

Ha!


26 posted on 12/24/2010 6:23:21 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It is stupefyingly dumb to go to the mat for this candidate or the other this far away from an election. Yeah, I like Sarah -- and I like Mitch -- and I like Christie.

So what? Who knows what will happen in the next two years or what any of them will come up with as solutions?

27 posted on 12/24/2010 6:28:19 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: t-dude

No kidding, Sarah’s army will have no impact on the primaries at all. Go Mitch Whoever!

The more they want someone else like McCain, the better she looks.

Merry Christmas


28 posted on 12/24/2010 6:30:10 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: t-dude

Merry Christmas!


29 posted on 12/24/2010 6:30:41 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

the people will decide, not the rnc


30 posted on 12/24/2010 6:33:08 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mitch Daniels already publicly agreed to concede all social issues to the Democrats. The Republican Party will never nominate him.


31 posted on 12/24/2010 6:33:19 PM PST by devere
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Can you spell bland? B - L- A- N- D!!!

Get a little excitement here. How about John Thune???


32 posted on 12/24/2010 6:42:15 PM PST by Gumdrop (ER)
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To: devere

Yeah, no kidding.

Hey Mitch, if you don’t “ask” if we’ll vote for you, we won’t “tell” you NO!

Mitch and the rest of his liberaltarian RINO friends can get on the back of the bus.


33 posted on 12/24/2010 6:43:59 PM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Gumdrop

“How about John Thune???”

Just another pretty-boy corporatist empty suit. Voted for cloture on the food bill, then voted against it, then gave his consent to its unanimous passage. Mitt Romney may have more character than John Thune. LOL.


34 posted on 12/24/2010 6:51:08 PM PST by devere
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To: devere

Plus, he doesn’t bring much to the table electoral vote wise. South Dakota is worth what, maybe 3 electoral votes?


35 posted on 12/24/2010 6:54:56 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m surprised at Hayes.

Isn’t Mitch Daniels the fellow who wanted the social agenda (aka virtuous moral principles) put on the back burner?


36 posted on 12/24/2010 6:59:51 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: jonathonandjennifer

I agree if Demint does not jump in Pence is my guy also. Although if Palin wins the nomination I will vote for her.


37 posted on 12/24/2010 7:01:18 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: toddausauras

“Krauthammer has gone over to the RINO side.”

I know, shades of Peggy Noonan. Whats up with that?


38 posted on 12/24/2010 7:01:18 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: ansel12

Daniels, isnt he the guy that told all us social conservatives to shut up and sit this one out... Dont think so Mitch your dog meat...


39 posted on 12/24/2010 7:01:41 PM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’ll second that!


40 posted on 12/24/2010 7:02:42 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: rcofdayton
I don’t know anything about the guy except that he was picked and supported by Lugar.

Daniels worked for Lugar at one time. He also did a 2-year stint as Director of Office and Management in Dubya Bush's administration. I met him once back when we were both Young Republicans working on the Bill Ruckelshaus campaign (running against Birch Bayh for Senator) and years later when he worked for the Hudson Institute. He's very smart, down-to-earth, nice guy, and all that, but he has some major areas that need work. For one, he doesn't seem to be all that concerned with important social issues like abortion; for another, I'm wary of his possible connections to CFR/NWO types.

BTW, Richard Lugar actually used to be a good man. He was a decent Mayor. Too many years in DC have caused him to contract Senate Sellout Disease. He definitely needs to be put out to pasture now, so I hope Indiana can find a good candidate to run against him in 2012.

41 posted on 12/24/2010 7:04:26 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

NOBAMA 2012


42 posted on 12/24/2010 7:06:28 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: devere

That’s what I most recall about Daniels, his desire to cede all social issues to the Dems. After this week, with the DADT vote which introduced a malignant cancer into the American military, and the impending momentum for imposing gay-marriage on the country... I’m in a damned unforgiving mood towards any Republicans taking Daniels’ ‘fiscal-only’ approach. Furious, even.


43 posted on 12/24/2010 7:08:32 PM PST by greene66
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To: arasina
For one, he doesn't seem to be all that concerned with important social issues like abortion;

Daniels is already on record, recommending that the Republican Party should not run on social issues in 2012.

So, if he is indeed running, he started out by infuriating half his base. Not very smart, politically.

44 posted on 12/24/2010 7:10:01 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: arasina

“BTW, Richard Lugar actually used to be a good man.”

You mean like Anakin Skywalker?


45 posted on 12/24/2010 7:13:47 PM PST by devere
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To: arasina
Of course, that's also one of the reasons why Daniels is appealing to Krauthammer -- who finds the social issues so, so common.

And Krauthammer is also impressed with Obama's performance because he "won" on the issue of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Krauthammer cares little for the conservative view on social issues. They only matter to the "common people".

46 posted on 12/24/2010 7:14:06 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: devere
He may have other shortcomings, but Daniels is rock solid on social issues.

His first act as Governor was to revoke recognition of state employee unions. He pushed a law through the legislature requiring that a mother be offered an ultrasound of her unborn infant before an abortion. He successfully appealed a Federal Court judge's order pretending to tell the state legislature to stop praying. Oh, and he rides a Harley (which would provide an interesting contrast to the pictures of Mr. Obama on a girl's bicycle).

47 posted on 12/24/2010 7:23:45 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

After the media jammed John McCain down our throats, I no longer pay any heed to what the “big guns” of journalism have to say about candidates.

I’m tired of seeing a Leftist group telling conservatives who the “front runner” will be. Sorry. Not buying. Thanks anyway.


48 posted on 12/24/2010 7:25:11 PM PST by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: kevslisababy
Naw, he is my first pick too.

LOL...definitely not the last word!

49 posted on 12/24/2010 7:37:47 PM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mitch Daniels???

Even Huckabee is more conservative than Daniels.

The only thing good about Daniels is that he’s a fiscal hawk. Outside of that he’s just another Democrat-Lite.


50 posted on 12/24/2010 7:49:15 PM PST by webstersII
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