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Doubting Daniels (can we blame those who dream about a late entrant to the GOP presidential field?)
American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2012 | Calvin Freiburger

Posted on 01/26/2012 6:41:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind

I can't blame anyone for dreaming about a late entrant to the Republican presidential field -- Mitt Romney is tone deaf, Newt Gingrich is insufferable, Rick Santorum seems unable to catch fire, and Ron Paul, well, is Ron Paul. The likelihood of beating Barack Obama with any of these guys is uncertain at best, and the desire for someone more conservative, competent, and capable is hard to deny.

A sizeable slice of the conservative commentariat seems to think drafting Mitch Daniels is the answer. The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol declares the Indiana Governor the winner of a debate he didn't attend, the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens says we deserve to lose the election partly because this member of "the GOP A-Team" hasn't answered the call, National Review's Mona Charen sighs that "our best leaders" like Daniels are sitting it out, and Charles Krauthammer applauds Daniels for one of the best State of the Union responses he's ever heard.  

To all of which, I can only shake my head and ask: are you insane?


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mitchdaniels

1 posted on 01/26/2012 6:41:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late.

I dod want Daniels in the mix in the beginning.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 6:44:31 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

“did”


3 posted on 01/26/2012 6:44:50 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not in favor of “drafting” someone to run for President. If they don’t have the desire and initiative to run on their own, it just doesn’t seem wise to try to “force” them to do it.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 6:48:02 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The fact that our choices are either Romney or Newt is just pathetic. This is just the GOP shooting itself in the foot yet again.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 6:48:02 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: SeekAndFind
Can we blame those who dream about a late entrant to the GOP presidential field?

Yes, because it is childish and moronic to fantasise about some mythical "perfect" candidate. ANY candidate is going to be subject to the same hysteric, hyperbolic attack media as the current set of candidates.

The only reason these non candidates look attractive is because they are NOT in the race. The minute they were subjected to the same hyper intense media scrutiny and attack politics, they would look every bit as flawed.

6 posted on 01/26/2012 6:50:39 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MEGoody
I’m not in favor of “drafting” someone to run for President. If they don’t have the desire and initiative to run on their own, it just doesn’t seem wise to try to “force” them to do it.

Bingo. These are our candidates, people who are unhappy with these choices need to get over it. Many can't accept that their favorite politician didn't want to run and are still holding on to delusions of a late entry or brokered convention, but it isn't going to happen.

7 posted on 01/26/2012 6:52:21 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
This is just the GOP shooting itself in the foot yet again.

No this is just the usual Conservative whiner's choir hysterically bitching rather then getting off their ass and getting in the fight. Easier for them to just sit around and bitch endlessly instead of getting into the fight. They do this on every issue. They are the useless dead weight of the Conservative movement.

8 posted on 01/26/2012 6:52:46 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

He isn’t going to enter the race. It is too late for that.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 6:52:46 AM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, Mitch was the MSM pick back in April.

Then came the WSJ article about how his wife had a melt down and left him with four daughters for another man.

Mitch spun it into a love story of life because she came back.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 6:53:26 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Between newt or Romney is like poison or cancer.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 6:54:42 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: hadaclueonce

What does his wife’s meltdown have to do with his governing ability?


12 posted on 01/26/2012 6:54:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t you know that anytime a woman leaves a man, for whatever reason, it’s the man’s fault?

She must have had a reason to be unfaithful to him. /s


13 posted on 01/26/2012 6:57:34 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would social conservatives bother with Daniels, he has no desire to do anything for us.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 6:58:39 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Folks, we are being rolled here. There are David Bonoir types all over the place in a scorched-earth republican putsch to make sure Romeny is the nominee. It’s disgusting.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:16 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Op/Ed

1/25/2012

A Brokered GOP Convention A Possibility?

The Republican presidential contest has been noted for its intense acrimony. But the hard fighting will produce a candidate ready to take on Barack Obama.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2012/01/25/a-brokered-gop-convention-a-possibility/print/


16 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:08 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: MEGoody
I’m not in favor of “drafting” someone to run for President.

Right! A reluctant candidate (whose wife is vehemently opposed in Daniels' case) is not a recipe for success!

I really think Perry was talked into running when he wasn't psychologically prepared and that was why he didn't do better.

17 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:22 AM PST by maryz
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To: SeekAndFind

yeah let’s for the guy who has nothing to say on foreign policy. /sarc


18 posted on 01/26/2012 7:14:51 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: hadaclueonce

It wasn’t news ~


19 posted on 01/26/2012 7:26:46 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's another story you never heard ~ Mr. Cheney rode into a Southern Indiana town during the Civil War ~ possibly with Morgan's Raiders ~ and then he rode out with Dick Cheney's Great Great Grandmother leaving her 12 children behind, her husband off at war burning Souvrn' cities, participating in the Battle of Franklin Farm, and a variety of other things.

Her children were adopted out to various families. It took the decendants nearly 50 years to piece the story together.

You never heard about Cheney's family ~ so there it is.

20 posted on 01/26/2012 7:29:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind
After Daniels 'response' to SOTU; would have to say; just FORGET it!

Newt's passion; may be insufferable to some; but for many more of 'us'; it matches our desperation for the honest PC-free, articulation of ideas and solutions; and as well; fills the current Repub void; with a voice, willing to profile America's enemies; NAME them; while offering a plan to deliver America from all of them.

21 posted on 01/26/2012 7:32:32 AM PST by cricket (obamabegone;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I stand with Newt. The whiners, anklebiters and backstabbers can all KMA!!.
22 posted on 01/26/2012 8:13:13 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: muawiyah

Mitch loves Ethanol in Gas.

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=36640

Enough said.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 8:35:40 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: hadaclueonce
I love Ethanol in gas as well. It is the CORRECT and ONLY CONSERVATIVE position on the matter.

Part of that is because I also LOVE PORK and that residue left over from the process goes straight to the piggies ~ it's sanitary, sterilized, bug free and good for'em. Gives their meat a fine texture.

24 posted on 01/26/2012 8:38:05 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“I love Ethanol in gas as well. It is the CORRECT and ONLY CONSERVATIVE position on the matter.”

Sir, I hope your joking.

Burning food for fuel is stupid.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 9:40:03 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: SeekAndFind

It seems to me that the GOP suspects their Annointed One might not make it after all, so they are floating trial (lead) balloons to see how the second choice might fare rather than getting behind the non-Romney winner and going after obama.

Rotten to the core.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 9:41:32 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: hadaclueonce
In this case it produces superior pig food and that in turn provides me with first class pig meat.

What's not to like!

27 posted on 01/26/2012 9:50:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The 12% decrease in my milage?

Lawn Mower ruined. The stuff eating hoses on the weed eater.

I am glad your pigs taste better, we could have done that with a cheaper food.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 9:59:54 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: hadaclueonce
It's cooked. Pigs thrive on cooked, clean high protein food.

I say whatever we spend producing superior pigmeat is a good investment. If you can get some gasoline additive out of it, great!

29 posted on 01/26/2012 10:07:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: hadaclueonce

Remember when wrestling with pigs, you both get dirty and the pig kind of likes it.


30 posted on 01/26/2012 10:08:08 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: muawiyah

Your high Dollar Pig food is costing the rest of the World.

Hope your farmer brothers in Indiana are living high on the “hog.”

http://www.rense.com/general85/eth.htm

By the way I was born in Indiana.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 10:36:26 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: muawiyah

http://www.rense.com/general85/eth.htm

only a retired postman would be spewing how much they love Ethanol.

Try to buy a stamp.

The biggest govenment boondogle and you claim to be Conservative.

Sir, I hope it was a joke or your having a really bad day.

Please telling me you were telling me a joke about

ethanol.


32 posted on 01/26/2012 3:41:27 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: hadaclueonce

The anti-ethanol campaign plays into the hands of AlQaida and the Iranian mullahs.


33 posted on 01/26/2012 4:20:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: hadaclueonce
The only analyses that show that ethanol is too expensive also totally discount the value of the residue as high protein food for livestock.

Sorry, you can't have it both ways. The residue has high market value and must be added back into the formula developed to show the costs and benefits of the practice.

34 posted on 01/26/2012 4:23:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: hadaclueonce
You want to buy a stamp go to the grocery store. The sell them.

Regarding "boondoggles", USPS is not subsidized by taxes.

Government agencies that ARE subsidized by taxes are Department of Defense,..... ~ and all the others.

USPS is a user-fee based business.

35 posted on 01/26/2012 4:25:43 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

No one is going to win this argument.

We do not agree.

That is what is keeping us above the rest.

I respect your opinion.


36 posted on 01/26/2012 4:38:36 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: hadaclueonce

Mine isn’t an opinion. My tastebuds PREFER ham and porkchops. I am under their control!


37 posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:11 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: hadaclueonce
BTW, regarding that URL you dropped in there, back in the late 1920s they faced an oil peak ~ then better technology came to the rescue and revealed there was a lot more oil than anyone had heretofore believed.

Earlier Henry Ford intended to build cars with engines that ran on ethanol. He was a big ethanol fan.

38 posted on 01/26/2012 4:47:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: maryz

Ask Rush Limbaugh about back surgery and pain medicine.


39 posted on 01/26/2012 4:49:37 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
You're right -- I had thought out "physical and psychological" unreadiness, but the physical dropped out in a mental glitch when I typed it! :(

Point about a candidate who has to be talked into it holds, though!

40 posted on 01/27/2012 5:05:24 AM PST by maryz
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