Skip to comments.Hayes-Krauthammer: Mitch Daniels 2012 Man To Watch
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 candidatesomeone 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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They drove the bus over Sarah!!!
Krauthammer and Hayes see Mitch Daniels as man to watch for 2012. Ping to Today show list.
two strikes against him
Naw, he is my first pick too.
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
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.
They think they are running the show..
Misogynist: "My Christmas present for you-know-who,
and Obama whom I have supported since 2008,
is to ignore how well she did on the Harry Poll,
and instead focus on whoever is at a losing 2%"
They drove the bus over Sarah!!!\..............
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.
Krauthammer is a non-person. His time has passed. His opinion no longer matters.
Krauthammer has turned into an effete snob of the worst kind. Odd that someone so intelligent could turn into such a jerk.
“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.
I will crawl over broken glass to vote for Sarah!!!
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.
I figured that Daniels was Romney’s back up, replacement candidate in case Romney stumbles, it looks like I was right.
I don’t know anything about the guy except that he was picked and supported by Lugar.
that jackass Krauthammer lost any respect of his opinion I might ever have had long ago
he has been bought
Note: NONE of the panelists expressed enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, though Hayes handicapped the field as “Mitt Romney and then everybody else.”
Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer can pound sand. I intend to vote for Palin, period.
Me too, a lot of us will. The saboteurs like Krauthammer and Rove must suspect this.
And some of that blood you’ll see will be mine.
Man, talk about whistling past the graveyard...did they even mention her name?
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.
So what? Who knows what will happen in the next two years or what any of them will come up with as solutions?
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.
the people will decide, not the rnc
Mitch Daniels already publicly agreed to concede all social issues to the Democrats. The Republican Party will never nominate him.
Can you spell bland? B - L- A- N- D!!!
Get a little excitement here. How about John Thune???
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.
“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.
Plus, he doesn’t bring much to the table electoral vote wise. South Dakota is worth what, maybe 3 electoral votes?
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?
I agree if Demint does not jump in Pence is my guy also. Although if Palin wins the nomination I will vote for her.
“Krauthammer has gone over to the RINO side.”
I know, shades of Peggy Noonan. Whats up with that?
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...
I’ll second that!
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.
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.
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.
“BTW, Richard Lugar actually used to be a good man.”
You mean like Anakin Skywalker?
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".
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).
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.
LOL...definitely not the last word!
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.