Skip to comments.Doubting Daniels (can we blame those who dream about a late entrant to the GOP presidential field?)
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?
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I dod want Daniels in the mix in the beginning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He isn’t going to enter the race. It is too late for that.
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.
Between newt or Romney is like poison or cancer.
What does his wife’s meltdown have to do with his governing ability?
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
Why would social conservatives bother with Daniels, he has no desire to do anything for us.
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.
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.
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.
yeah let’s for the guy who has nothing to say on foreign policy. /sarc
It wasn’t news ~
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.
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.
Mitch loves Ethanol in Gas.
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.
“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.
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.
What's not to like!
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.
I say whatever we spend producing superior pigmeat is a good investment. If you can get some gasoline additive out of it, great!
Remember when wrestling with pigs, you both get dirty and the pig kind of likes it.
Your high Dollar Pig food is costing the rest of the World.
Hope your farmer brothers in Indiana are living high on the “hog.”
By the way I was born in Indiana.
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
The anti-ethanol campaign plays into the hands of AlQaida and the Iranian mullahs.
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.
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.
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.
Mine isn’t an opinion. My tastebuds PREFER ham and porkchops. I am under their control!
Earlier Henry Ford intended to build cars with engines that ran on ethanol. He was a big ethanol fan.
Ask Rush Limbaugh about back surgery and pain medicine.
Point about a candidate who has to be talked into it holds, though!