Report: Mitch Daniels wants to run, simply waiting for wife’s okay

posted at 7:18 pm on May 9, 2011 by Allahpundit

What if we ended up in a two-man race between this guy and Romney? Which way would grassroots conservatives break?

If you think those Gallup numbers on Republicans who support a third party are high now, just wait.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels wants to run for president and is not in the process of convincing himself to do it, a close adviser said. The last hurdle remaining is ongoing discussions between him and his wife, Cheri Daniels, over whether she is ready to face questions about their past.

“I think he would like to do it,” the Daniels adviser told The Huffington Post by phone. “I actually think he’d have a decent chance of getting the nomination.”

The insight from a source close to the governor contradicts many of the reports that have focused on whether Daniels will run or not. Daniels has been portrayed — and has in some ways portrayed himself — as a reluctant potential candidate, someone who had hoped the GOP would find someone else to be their standard-bearer but is unimpressed with the candidates who have so far declared their intent to run.

The confirmation that the Daniels’ marriage is the last hurdle in front of a bid for the White House highlights the delicate situation in which the Governor finds himself.

I hope he runs just because I’m really curious to see if he’s able to build any support among base voters. In theory it’s a perfect match between man and moment, the fiscal specialist emerging to tackle the debt crisis. But he already has a bunch of strikes against him: The truce talk on social issues, the taint of “elite” support, a rhetorical style that eschews partisan red meat, and an awful lot of liberal verbiage in the media about how superior he is to tea partiers, which naturally makes grassroots righties suspicious. Via Freedom’s Lighthouse, here’s 10 minutes from Rush Limbaugh’s show today wondering why the dreaded MSM would be tossing so many bouquets at a “boring and moderate” candidate like Daniels. That’s not fatal to Mitch the Knife — if talk radio decided primaries, we would never have ended up with McCain as nominee — but he probably needs a crowded field with votes split several different ways in order to win. If he ends up head to head against virtually anyone else in the race, the base will likely line up behind his opponent. Exit question: What if it boils down to Daniels versus Huckabee?


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What if we ended up in a two-man race between this guy and Romney? Which way would grassroots conservatives break?

Towards the bar. I know I would.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:21 PM

What if we ended up in a two-man race between this guy and Romney? Which way would grassroots conservatives break?

Daniels. No Romneycare albatross.

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Beta male.

wheelgun on May 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Daniels is a fool. Even if he was 100% conservative on every issue, he can’t stop putting his foot in his mouth. He’s like a GOP Biden with a bad combover instead of plugs.

fiatboomer on May 9, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Towards the bar. I know I would.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Make it a double.

Fallon on May 9, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Don’t worry, Mitch. The little lady can find ways to occupy herself while you run for President and stuff.

Really Right on May 9, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Gawd,I do hope a “HilRod Testicle Lock-Box” isn’t
envolved!!(snark).

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

It’s okay Mrs. Daniels, it won’t last very long…

d1carter on May 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:21 PM

LOL

Add Newt to the list.

What bubble do these people live in?

INC on May 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Cheri is not in the least prepared for the accusations of racism about to come her way. (Not because she’s done anything, but because she’s the white wife of a white Republican presidential nominee running against a biracial black man.)

alwaysfiredup on May 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM

*candidate, not nominee

alwaysfiredup on May 9, 2011 at 7:26 PM

That Third party is starting to look interesting.

portlandon on May 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM

The last hurdle remaining is ongoing discussions between him and his wife, Cheri Daniels, over whether she is ready to face questions about their past.

“They don’t know that we know they know we know.”

Fallon on May 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Exit question: What if it boils down to Daniels versus Huckabee?

no to the huck….would go with mitchie

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM

See, there’s no way in heck Daniels is a squishy RINO…Allah isn’t sold on him.

;)

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Towards the bar. I know I would.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:21 PM

lol

with ya there :)

*cheers*

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM

No, no, no. This is simply too embarrassing to be true. Is this the same spouse who left him for another guy?

cynccook on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Cheri is not in the least prepared for the accusations of racism about to come her way. (Not because she’s done anything, but because she’s the white wife of a white Republican presidential nominee running against a biracial black man.)

alwaysfiredup on May 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I don’t think it’s the racism charges Cheri is most worried about. Leaving Mitch and her 4 daughters to go marry a doctor in CA in 1994 just to come crawling back 3 years later is probably what shes not looking forward to seeing on the cover of US Weekly when she goes grocery shopping.

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Stay home, Mitch and make Indiana a better state. They need you.

Kissmygrits on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Towards the bar. I know I would.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:21 P

Me too. Time is moving on and nobody takes any of them seriously. What’s the answer? Who’s the (wo)man?

hawkdriver on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Is it just me, but he looks just like Ben Gazzara in Road House… Just not likeable…

phreshone on May 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

ouch, that is gonna hurt her big time…

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

What if we ended up in a two-man race between this guy and Romney? Which way would grassroots conservatives break?

Daniels. No Romneycare albatross.

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Ditto.

Lawdawg86 on May 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

What if we ended up in a two-man race between this guy and Romney? Which way would grassroots conservatives break?

Daniels. He may be boring and may be squishy on some things but Romney simple can’t attack on ObamaCare. And Obama would make the election about Romney having approved of ObamaCare, even providing the model for it.

amerpundit on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Mitch is doing some great stuff here in Indiana. He’s definitely a fiscal conservative, pushing to balance the budget and doing pretty well at that…he just signed the bill banning taxpayer support of planned parenthood. He worked in the Bush admin, and Bush was pretty solidly conservative on most issues- especially the most important ones. The GOP also just pushed through the labor bill and the teacher bill that limited collective bargaining with them, and Mitch signed off on it, even if he had some reservations about taking up that fight just now.

TheBlueSite on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Well that would do it…

alwaysfiredup on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Exit question: What if it boils down to Daniels versus Huckabee?

no to the huck….would go with mitchie

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:27

cmsinaz:Yup!:)

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

So I guess this means mom has already signed off?

Cicero43 on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

simply waiting for wife’s okay

Mitch and Huntsman will be providing the comic relief.

FloatingRock on May 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM

TheBlueSite on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

He’s a Bushie? That does it. I will never, ever vote for him.

alwaysfiredup on May 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

:)

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I’ll write in Sarah Palin if this is my choice.

SouthernGent on May 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM

What if we ended up in a two-man race between this guy and Romney? Which way would grassroots conservatives break?

Off of a cliff, with what’s left of our Republic.

powerpro on May 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM

What’s sad is that Mitch has tried to spin his wife’s three-year desertion of her husband and their 4 little girls as a romantic story:

Cheri has never spoken about this publicly, and from what I can tell it’s been mentioned in print only twice. Daniels’s only comment was to the Indianapolis Star in 2004: “If you like happy endings, you’ll love our story.”</blockquote>
I don’t know about you other Mommies out there, but my children are sad when I go to the grocery store without them.

cynccook on May 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM

btw RE: Cheri Daniels. I always thought she sounded like a terrible person. Who runs off on her husband and 4 kids and marries some dude clear across the country, leaving her responsibilities in marriage and motherhood?

I can’t imagine ever being in that situation and ever welcoming her back into the marriage. Bizarre.

TheBlueSite on May 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Me too. Time is moving on and nobody takes any of them seriously. What’s the answer? Who’s the (wo)man?

hawkdriver on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

hawkdriver:With (Snark and Sarc):)
========================================

Accept – B*lls To The Wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_3TlrZLpQ0

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I don’t think it’s the racism charges Cheri is most worried about. Leaving Mitch and her 4 daughters to go marry a doctor in CA in 1994 just to come crawling back 3 years later is probably what shes not looking forward to seeing on the cover of US Weekly when she goes grocery shopping.

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

If (when!) Mitch runs, it’s not gonna be for president of E-Harmony. I couldn’t give a rat’s patooty about Daniels’ past relationship issues. His record in Indian speaks for itself.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

*Indiana

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

alwaysfiredup on May 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM

He was OMB director I think?

TheBlueSite on May 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

LISTEN TO YOUR WIFE…don’t waste your time….no way I vote for this moronic recreation of Bob Dole and John McShame…..

SDarchitect on May 9, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Sorry, messed up the block quote somehow. Do-over:

What’s sad is that Mitch has tried to spin his wife’s three-year desertion of her husband and their 4 little girls as a romantic story:

Cheri has never spoken about this publicly, and from what I can tell it’s been mentioned in print only twice. Daniels’s only comment was to the Indianapolis Star in 2004: “If you like happy endings, you’ll love our story.”

I don’t know about you other Mommies out there, but my children are sad when I go to the grocery store without them.
cynccook on May 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM

cynccook on May 9, 2011 at 7:40 PM

If (when!) Mitch runs, it’s not gonna be for president of E-Harmony. I couldn’t give a rat’s patooty about Daniels’ past relationship issues. His record in Indian speaks for itself.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Jetboy, I agree with you on this point. I’m simply stating this is probably where his wife’s reservations are coming from.

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

but you know that is the only thing the lsm will talk about ad nauseum…..

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Nothing spells like Leadership like Mitch!
(if Mommy says I can…)

Who is John Galt on May 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

SOS,anyone else getting this,after hitting the submit button,
only once!

Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM

nope

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

I’ll take Mike Huckabee for the win!

texasconserv on May 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

if talk radio decided primaries, we would never have ended up with McCain as nominee

Verses Romney or Huckabee? I didn’t like any of them.

FloatingRock on May 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

I’ll take Mike Huckabee for the win!

texasconserv on May 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

What are we talkin’ here? Pie eating contest?

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM

but you know that is the only thing the lsm will talk about ad nauseum…..

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

If that’s all they have, let the media have at it. It’ll backlash.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:47 PM

What are we talkin’ here? Pie eating contest?

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM

LOL!!

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM

**facepalm**

ted c on May 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Blah. I want new, fresh, untainted patriots to run. The MSM gave us McCain. We won’t be going down that road again. I will never vote for Romney again…. helmet head. And Mitch Daniels is too far inside the beltway.

End gov’t corruption by retiring all life long politicians. Institute term limits. End life-long pensions. Outlaw lobbying after public service. Abolish all public sector unions and allow manufacturers to build in Right To Work states. Drug test all welfare recipients regardless of race, age or anything else. You want the check? You give a strand of your hair to be tested. Defund all programs that support illegal aliens. Fair tax based on consumption.

Budget problem solved within 6 years. With no cuts!

Key West Reader on May 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Mitch: “Can I say this about Barry?”
Wife: “No”
Mitch: “What about this?”
Wife: “No”

Later…

Moderator: “Obama would allow alive, aborted babies to be tossed in the dumpster.”
Mitch: “No comment”

SouthernGent on May 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM
nope

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

cmsinaz:Ugh,its maddening,every time I post,I get bounced,
——–:)

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM

The “wife thing” is just a big excuse, so he can say “I would have run, but the wife didn’t want to”.

He won’t run. Nor should he. He’s too nice and too smart. Someone rogue and impertinent needs to jump in Obama and his thugs’ faces, on-going…someone who can argue the facts, in a nasty way. Otherwise they’ll lose, any of them.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:47 PM

from your keyboard jb….

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:50 PM

If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Christien on May 9, 2011 at 7:50 PM

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM

ugh….sorry big c

:(

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Allen West/anyone else

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Not excited about Daniels.

That said, Mitch over Huck, by a mile.

Mitch over Romney, too, but not by nearly as much.

Purple Fury on May 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM

The new Fred

faraway on May 9, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Later…

Moderator: “Obama would allow alive, aborted babies to be tossed in the dumpster.”
Mitch: “No comment”

SouthernGent on May 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I think the people in the next building just heard me laughing at that one.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Not excited about Daniels.

Wait until he actually announces and hits the ground running…you may just get that excitement.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Doesn’t Daniels have a pretty conservative record as the Governor of Indiana?
He took on public employee unions long before the tea parties took hold, and he has solid pro-life reputation.
I don’t get the conservative hate for Mitch.

billy on May 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

What if it boils down to Daniels versus Huckabee?

I’ll sit in a darkened room and wait for the collapse.

Bishop on May 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

And I don’t get it, SoGent and MadCon….Daniels never said “no comment” on UBL killing. He was on FOX and Friends opining on it the next day for cripes sake.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

MSM would be tossing so many bouquets at a “boring and moderate” candidate like Daniels.

He’s boring, but he’s no “moderate”.

ninjapirate on May 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

The new Fred

faraway on May 9, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Yeah…only without the gravitas, charisma, fortitude, and firm conservative approach to BOTH social and fiscal issues.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:57 PM

I’m so underwhelmed. But I am remaining open minded.

Cindy Munford on May 9, 2011 at 7:57 PM

billy on May 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

i guess my beef is the lsm pushing who we should vote for, they will build up some candidate, today it’s mitch, and then tear him down for the next 2 years….

cmsinaz on May 9, 2011 at 7:57 PM

I don’t get the conservative hate for Mitch.

billy on May 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Me either.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:57 PM

But he already has a bunch of strikes against him: The truce talk on social issues, the taint of “elite” support, a rhetorical style that eschews partisan red meat, and an awful lot of liberal verbiage in the media about how superior he is to tea partiers, AND HIS MUSINGS ABOUT HOW GOOD AN IDEA THE VALUE ADDED TAX IS.

Fixed.

Mitch The VAT
with apologies to Bobby Darin

Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a VAT tax has old Mitch Daniels
And he keeps it, ah, out of sight
Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
G-O-P, babe, wears old Mitch Daniels
So there’s never, never a trace of RED

Now in the toilet, huh, huh,
whoo sunny morning, un huh
Lies the economy just fallin’ flat, eek
And someone’s sneakin’ ’round the White House
Could that someone be Mitch The VAT?

There’s a budget, huh, huh, down by the Potomac dontcha know
Where the deficit’s just a’draggin’ it down
Oh, that deficit is just, it’s there for the left, dear
Five’ll get ya ten old Mitch is back in town
Now d’ja hear ’bout the taxpayer? He disappeared, babe
After losin’ all his hard-earned cash
And now ole Mitch spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy’s done somethin’ rash?

Now Maxine Waters, ho, ho, yeah, Hill’ry Clinton
Ooh, Miss Lisa Murky and Olympia Snowe
Oh, the line forms on the left, babe
Now that Mitch is back in town

I said Maxine Waters, whoa, Hill’ry Clinton
Look out to Miss Lisa Murky and Olympia Snowe
Yes, that line forms on the left, babe
Now that Mitch is back in town…..

Look out, old Mitch is back!!

Kafir on May 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Doesn’t Daniels have a pretty conservative record as the Governor of Indiana?
He took on public employee unions long before the tea parties took hold, and he has solid pro-life reputation.
I don’t get the conservative hate for Mitch.

billy on May 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

It’s like a double edged sword. On the one hand we need to rid the Capitol of scoundrels by having someone outside the establishment to run the nation the right way. OTOH we need someone with executive governing experience at the State level. Sigh.

Key West Reader on May 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM

TheBlueSite on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

I think you should keep him.

katy the mean old lady on May 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM

And I don’t get it, SoGent and MadCon….Daniels never said “no comment” on UBL killing. He was on FOX and Friends opining on it the next day for cripes sake.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Yes, he did. Unless you consider the people he hires to talk to the media not reliable to get his views from.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Maybe Barack had to get the permission of Michelle before giving the green light for Operation Geronimo, and that is why it took him sixteen hour to make his now famous gutsy™ decision.

DeathB4Tyranny on May 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Look out, old Mitch is back!!

Kafir on May 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Did you write that? Awesome!

Key West Reader on May 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Exit question: What if it boils down to Daniels versus Huckabee?

*SOB* No! No no no no no no NO! Tell me it can’t happen!

Splashman on May 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Daniels has a more conservative record than any other candidate, and people here want to proclaim him a RINO before he speaks a word as a candidate.

You guys are nuts. Do you think there is someone better running?

This is what the primary process is for.

commodore on May 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I don’t get the conservative hate for Mitch.

billy on May 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Hint: Like Chris Christie, if they need to be sold as a “fiscal conservative” rather than as a “conservative”, then that typically means they aren’t the latter.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Exit question: What if it boils down to Daniels versus Huckabee?

It’s time to get serious about a conservative third party.

bw222 on May 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

“Lizard People” are looking better & better

batterup on May 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I think it’s the racism charges Cheri is most worried about. Leaving Mitch and her 4 daughters to go marry a doctor in CA in 1994 just to come crawling back 3 years later is probably what shes not looking forward to seeing on the cover of US Weekly when she goes grocery shopping.

Kataklysmic on May 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Kataklysmic:Did a googly,to bolster your point!
=======================================================

Conservative Naivete about Mitch Daniels’ Marital History
**********************************************************

Margaret Carlson reaches an astute conclusion about the political implications of Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ marital history:

His personal life is the opposite of Newt Gingrich’s. He and his wife, Cheri, divorced in 1994, and she moved away and married someone else. Daniels soldiered on, raising his four daughters, who at the time ranged in age from 8 to 14. One day a few years later, his wife came back. He was waiting for her. They remarried in 1997 and have lived happily ever since.

That’s the sort of interlude that will be dissected should Daniels run. When the Indianapolis Star asked about the episode, he replied, “If you like happy endings, you’ll love our story.”
Give Carlson credit for grasping that the media will, uh, examine the Daniels’ divorce and remarriage. By contrast, conservative journalists and intellectuals have failed to appreciate this point. They have either not described Daniels’ marital history at all; mentioned it in passing; or pooh-poohed it on the grounds that the couple’s history speaks well of the candidate but not his wife. Their perspectives are seriously naïve. Arguably they are as naive as liberals in 2007 and 2008 were about John Edwards’ marital history.

The facts suggest strongly that an extramarital affair is likely. His wife, Cheri, divorced Daniels, left him and their four children behind in Indiana, and moved to southern California to marry a surgeon. Her conduct was not that of a sensible person reaching a grim conclusion about her marriage; it was that of a wayward spouse who believed she had found her soulmate and to hell with the impact her leaving would have on her family.

If Daniels is the Republican Party’s presidential or vice-presidential nominee, do any conservatives actually believe that reporters and bloggers will not be aflame with stories about Republican family-values hypocrisy? Only now have conservatives gotten over the shoddy treatment that Sarah Palin received more than two years ago.

Sure, the media did not probe the reasons as to why Ronald Reagan’s first wife abandoned him. But when Reagan ran in 1980, he had been divorced for more than three decades. Daniels’ divorce, by contrast, was fairly recent. Unless conservatives want to cast aside the cardinal virtue of prudence, they would do well to probe the reasons for Daniels’ divorce and remarriage in a serious way.

UPDATE: The wording from the original post has been changed.

http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=15186
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Funny Nerd Needs to Turn Laughs Into Votes: Margaret Carlson
Mar 15 2011
*************

When someone as staid as Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels turns out to have a sense of humor about himself, it may be time to take him seriously.

One of what seems like 1,000 prospective Republican presidential candidates, Daniels spoke at Saturday’s Gridiron Club dinner, among the chummy rites of spring in which the public’s suspicion about mutual backscratching inside the Beltway is proven true.

Rather than afflict the comfortable, the press joins official Washington in an orgy of self-celebration, devouring rare meats, baby vegetables, petit fours and, supposedly, each other. Club members made up of the journalistic elite put on skits poking fun at the powers that be, then applaud the retorts of the powers at be.

Road-Tested
**************
**************

To those who have watched MitchTV, his Gridiron Club performance was no surprise. He’s paid multiple visits to each of Indiana’s 92 counties with a video camera running. He travels in an RV and carries his own black bag into the homes of strangers who put him up. There’s always time for a detour to a diner where, puny or not, he eats anything deep-fried that doesn’t eat him first.

His personal life is the opposite of Newt Gingrich’s. He and his wife, Cheri, divorced in 1994, and she moved away and married someone else. Daniels soldiered on, raising his four daughters, who at the time ranged in age from 8 to 14. One day a few years later, his wife came back. He was waiting for her. They remarried in 1997 and have lived happily ever since.

(More………….)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-15/funny-nerd-needs-to-tur

That’s the sort of interlude that will be dissected should Daniels run. When the Indianapolis Star asked about the episode, he replied, “If you like happy endings, you’ll love our story.”

Short, pale and balding, yes, but not so wooden, after all.

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Not excited about Daniels.
Wait until he actually announces and hits the ground running…you may just get that excitement.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 7:54 PM

I can assure you, no.

katy the mean old lady on May 9, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Maybe Barack had to get the permission of Michelle before giving the green light for Operation Geronimo, and that is why it took him sixteen hour to make his now famous gutsy™ decision.

DeathB4Tyranny on May 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

lol

Careful, if you snark the gustster, Drywall is going to post in Canadian asterisk speak to you.

batterup on May 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM

i guess my beef is the lsm pushing who we should vote for, they will build up some candidate, today it’s mitch, and then tear him down for the next 2 years….

Exactly, I like Mitch but I do have some reservations about him…

1. He is a little boring
2. I think he has communication issues that will be exacerbated on the national stage
3. He needs to be careful about actually believing the “elites”. MSM(MFM) likes to prop people up to tear them down.

ninjapirate on May 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Yes, he did. Unless you consider the people he hires to talk to the media not reliable to get his views from.

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

No, HE didn’t. You lie.

All we know is that a “staff member” (could be anyone, probably not too high on the totem pole if they’re answering emails from the press) said “no”.

Again, Daniels DID comment on it the next day. So for you or anyone to harp on that stoopit non-issue is ridiculous.

Again, if that’s all you have, you’re looking pretty sad.

JetBoy on May 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM

The new Fred

faraway on May 9, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I hate you forever.

TexasDan on May 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM

MadisonConservative on May 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I don’t get the can’t live without him view of Gov. Christie. Do I enjoy when he talks tough to unions? Heck, yeah! But didn’t you say he’s not on board with the 2nd Amendment? Is there any other part of the Bill of Rights that are negotiable?

Cindy Munford on May 9, 2011 at 8:08 PM

R Dean Taylor – Indiana Wants Me
1970
*****

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZL_tZxyBDo

canopfor on May 9, 2011 at 8:08 PM

the good folks on this site are for the most part anti-establishment. I feel that way too. The elitists in the GOP have not really done us any favors, so the overwhelming feeling is that someone like Daniels, a successful businessman and Governor, who is kind of bland and not a firebrand must be establishment.

I think that is partially true. However, he is a competent and forward thinking governor who believes that a government that works for the people is the best kind of government. He has been innovative, frugal and very successful. He is pro-life and socially conservative. So what if some in the establishment like him. That doesn’t mean he can’t have little bit of tea-party in him too. Give the guy a chance.

joepub on May 9, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Hint: Like Chris Christie, if they need to be sold as a “fiscal conservative” rather than as a “conservative”, then that typically means they aren’t the latter.

MadisonConservative on May 9,

Usually, I get that, but everything I’ve heard about Daniels is that he’s governed Indiana as a conservative conservative, no qualifier needed. Am I just misinformed? Any HA posters from Indiana to set the record?

billy on May 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Mitch, you can’t run. Mitt is the next in line.

technopeasant on May 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Mitch is great at retail politics, he has a 70% approval rating in a state Obama carried.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyjVF5tXtTg

He will barnstorm the Rust Belt and put Michigan/Wisconsin/Minn/Penn all in play.

commodore on May 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I can’t wait to see who throws their hat in the ring in the next few weeks,then let the debates begin and then we start weeding them out.

ohiobabe on May 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I really should`nt repeat mysel….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

NY Conservative on May 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM

technopeasant on May 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Sad but true!!!

Cindy Munford on May 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM

“Lizard People” are looking better & better

batterup on May 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

They can be very tasty when you can no longer purchase food.

Key West Reader on May 9, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Charlie Daniels just sang the National Anthem before the Predators-Canucks playoff game. How’s about we nominate Charlie instead of Mitch?

bw222 on May 9, 2011 at 8:17 PM

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