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.
I fear if people will really rally around Pawlenty or fall asleep....
this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.
Pawlenty? Yuck. You might as well support Romne or Huntsman. “T-Paw” is a big government RINO.
Though even the article starts phrasing it as a question.
Certainly it is far easier to “commute” to Phoenix from DC, than to/from Anchorage...
Not sure this isn’t an indication she (is) thinking of running.
"Can't we all just, just get along."
Expect MSM to really be all over Cain now. Its Cain vs Pawlenty!”
I agree, BUT Palin is a wild card that will change that.
I concluded that Sarah getting in would re-animate Romney’s chances and make it Palin v Romney celeb-and-money match. I hope I’m wrong. Romney’s got 0 enthusiasm but is raking in all the money.
Personally, I like Pawlenty v Cain, and/or a Cain/Pawlenty combo.
I find pawlenty will be solid, but ... my tagline sez all.
Cain is da man.
excellent observation. and if mitt wins the nomination, he will draw a third party challenger. and then we will lose for sure.
She hasn’t announced she’s running, so reality dictates she’s not running at the moment. I prefer to live in Realityville rather than some preconceived fantasyland.
Sort of like Farmville then?
It is my understanding there are some deep and troubling problems within the Daniels’ family that would not bode well for public display, starting with his wife.
If he's reelected, its lights out for this Republic.
Farmville is fantasyland.
“What she trying to do?”
Clearly she wants some personal climate change!
That house is probably the Palins new home....a tv reporter was out there and showed an Alaska license plate SUV drive in and out out of the property, neighbors said that they saw the Palins look at the home a few weeks ago
What Im saying is Cain IS in, (willbe on fox news sunday later) Newt is dead, Romneys treading water, Trumps out Hucks out, Daniels as of tonight is out. Cains In and we have left to hear from bachmann and palin..all 2nd tier according to the MSM. Ergo, WE will determine who will run. the MSM and the “establishment republicans”” won’t and at this point cant. Their guys are finished. We won regardless of who our finalists are (unless Im missing someone...then my bad..its late)...
Logistically it would be (far) simpler to campaign from the lower 48.
Perhaps even win California.
Phoenix which is 45 minutes away has direct flights to Alaska plus the other major cites in the East...She said in her book that she enjoyed the weather in AZ. It’s a perfect fit if I say so. Everything in the past few weeks point to her running, in her words, actions and hiring.
You folks who don’t think Sarah Palin is running have to really give your head a shake.
Why do you think she is rumored to be buying a house in Scottsdale, Arizona?
Did you folks listen to the interviews on Fox with Hannity, Bolling, Greta and Pirro? What in those interviews even gives you even a hint she is not running? Her family concerns. Nothing like Mitch and Cheri Daniels.
Why or organize4palin.com organizing on behalf of Palin in all 50 states? Because they have nothing better to do with their time.
Please don’t be so stupid to fall for the MSM meme that Palin wants to a cheerleader, kingmaker or just get filthy rich.
They know that Palin is running, especially over the past few weeks! They are just in the plausible denial phase.
Where is Michele Bachmann on your list? She’s made more noise about possibly running than Palin has.
Well he will be re-elected if Palin is our nominee. Her negatives are way too high. The conservative base alone can’t win the Presidency.
The 2012 ticket will be Palin / Cain, and the resulting landslide victory will eclipse Reagan’s.
I would include Bachmann too....
That’s not the MSM meme. That’s what conservatives like Andrew Breitbart, Ann Coulter and Mark Steyn have advised her to do. Why do Palin and her supporters blame the MSM for everything?
You seem to be on a meme yourself.
Who do you support please?
Phoenix is Maricopa County and Maricopa County is Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Even Mitch Daniels’s wife would run from Karl Rove.
It would be tough no doubt but she hasn’t been hammered the way Palin has these past two years. Plus IMO she’s a better speaker and will interview with anyone, not just friendly Fox News. Oh and she doesn’t use lame phrases like lamestream media and WTF.
Palin is to Obama.
As Reagan was to Carter.
Please! Everybody will be hammered if they are near or get the GOP nomination just like Sarah. McCain was the medias best friend but once he got the nomination he was beat up by them just the same even though he was a moderate.
Besides you are a Bachmann support and don’t like Palin anyhow, [which is your right BTW], so its too early in the morning to argue back and forth but I’ll say this every time Sarah is live or people who usually don’t like her see her for themselves away from the media filters, they like her and like what she says, there was an analyst or study of this starting with her VP speech, to the VP debates to her Tucson Arizona speeches...etc
So campaigning is the key to changing attitude, I don’t dislike Bachmann by the way, so no harm
not that I care but any man waffles publicly about wifey over POYTUS run sure ain’t quite ready to a heads up with ol Putin or any run of the mill at your feet or throat Muslim
or even Sarkozy or Merkel
go ahead fembots...fire away...I’m sticking to it
I agree with you that Rush Limbaugh relentlesly pounding Mitch Daniels all last week may be the real reason that he will not run for the GOP Presidential Nomination in 2012, if this report of him not running for president is accurate.
'Family Considerations' will be Daniels' official reason for not seeking the presidency, but in reality, the submarine USS Rush Limbaugh sank ole Mitchie boy's presidential hopes before his presidential ship ever left the harbor with a full 6 bow torpedo salvo.
‘_______high heels comng down the hallway___’
L O L ! !
Feminine, but/and tough!
GOOD!!!GO SARAH GO!!!
You gotta wonder if the RNC/GOP will try and dig up yet another McCain clone whose “TURN” has come up! Pathetic! They might want to learn what being a conservative is all about.
Palin loses if she runs.
Sad as well. We have people such as Herman Cain and Condi Rice that could have made excellent top executives but will not get the chance in the foreseeable future IMHO.
Zero has set race relations back at least 20 and maybe 30 years. He has done such a hit job that those who had erased most vestiges of prejudice in their minds over a period of years are now beginning to think twice again.
It was all part of zeros plan to create groups in the country instead of a "United" States. His plan was always to divide and conquer and to a certain extent he has had some measure of success.
Think about it,when you see a black person these days,many of us automatically think,ahhh yes yet another one who gave us ozero.
Unless she runs against Barack 0bama.
Gee, seems I have heard that before....
Here is the catch 22 in that logic.
The vote will hinge on middle of the roaders, NPA's.
Now fast forward to a year from this November.
If you are a middle of the roader and have watched your country being destroyed by a pretend potus who has done his best to destroy the country at every avenue from the budget to housing to business to foreign destruction of the US image worldwide you enter the voting both while asking yourself 'am I really better off than four years ago?'
Now you have a choice between Sarah and someone whose name you are not even sure of, who will the you the middle of the roader vote for?
Frankly, I will take my chances with Sarah Palin any ol' day.
Dittos to you and Rush.
I’m noticing that too!
GOD works in mysterious ways... never doubt HIM or the power of prayer. My knees are bloody but my spirit is soaring.
Thank you, Mitch, for bowing out. That was a much wiser decision than those you made as OMB director for the budget-blowing George W. Bush.
You saw the light. The secular rightwing pundits favored you by 3-1, but potential Republican voters in the primaries knew all too well that you were a squish.
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