Quotes of the day

posted at 10:39 pm on May 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

“I can’t imagine voting for him.

“But Daniels’s presence would improve the 2012 campaign. He’d make Barack Obama a better candidate…

“He is the un-Trump — indeed, the un-Newt. Bluster and bravado are not words that come to mind when you meet Daniels. Short and balding, he has the air of an accountant at a midsized manufacturing firm…

“[C]andidate Daniels would press President Obama to sharpen his focus on getting the debt under control, and to spell out more clearly how that will be accomplished. He would be an especially worthy opponent — even if I flinch at the thought that he might succeed.”

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“Now, the reason for this is people in Indiana are very much aware that she does not like politics. She just doesn’t like it, and she has said publicly that she has no desire to be first lady or to do any of the things that that job requires. That’s why people were paying attention last night. In fact, I’ll tell you a little secret. In the past six months, I have met with two or three Republican presidential candidates — some who had not announced at the time, some who had — and I asked them all about Mitch Daniels. All of them (and I’m talking maybe three or four) without exception said, “He’s not gonna run. Wife hates it. Wife hates politics. We’re not worried about Mitch Daniels. All this talk with Daniels? At the end of it, Rush, Daniels isn’t running. Wife won’t let him. Wife doesn’t like it, doesn’t like politics, doesn’t like the campaign trail, doesn’t want any part of it.

“‘I said, ‘Are you sure? Why is he acting like he’s acting? Why flirt with this if it’s so a fait accompli?’

“‘I don’t know, Rush. He’s not running.’”


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Ruth Marcus, the sly old witch, wants Mitch.

Ruth is an Obama asscrawler.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Mitch is the new McCain. Count it.

Kataklysmic on May 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Who was the guy who owned the poultry company? The “It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken?” Perdue?

Let me be clear: I’m not eager to see President Daniels — especially President Daniels with a Republican House and Senate. Consider the legislation he just signed: restricting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Cutting off government funding from Planned Parenthood clinics in the state — and at the risk of losing $4 million a year in federal family planning money. Denying in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Barring local governments from enacting most gun-control laws.

If that’s a truce on social issues, it’s scary to imagine what war would look like.

Well, geez, Ruth, when you put it that way, maybe I can get behind Mitch.

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Imagine seeing that picture on your screens, for at least 5 1/2 years – it’s enough to vote against him.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Huck Mitch Mitch Huck

Can we please just get this over with?

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM

I ain`t feel`n it!!(sarc).

canopfor on May 13, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Allah, if the response to this QOTD is any indication, I’d say Mitch had better not bother to run. People don’t even care enough to show up to say they don’t like him!

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 10:59 PM

here’s the problem…and i say this with due respect. I just saw Daniels and his wife…he is shorter than his wife. He is short, Obama is tall (although he may also be shorter than his wife…but that’s not the issue)

Obama and Daniels on the same stage ain’t going to work well for the Rs…trust me on this

r keller on May 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Daniels seems like the kid in the senior yearbook that everybody thought had transferred after sophomore year. A total non-entity.

Ted Torgerson on May 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM

The Pepsodent RINO Hour featuring Karl Rove and the Bush Male Cheerleaders!

Rove and crew trot out in matching cable sweaters with bright red R.

ROVE: All together now…

CHORUS: Mitt, Mitt, he’s our man, if he can’t do it…

ROVE: No, no, no! The blue pages! Look at the new blue pages! Sharpen up, people. The fraternity is at stake!

CHORUS: Mitch, Mitch, he’s our man, if he can’t do it, no one can!

ROVE: That’s it! Good work. Remember the hallowed Beta Sigma GOP pledge: Unity, Fidelity, Misogyny!

rrpjr on May 13, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Why do republicans always screw themselves?
Mitch Daniels make Juan McCain look interesting…at least you can watch that really weird flesh pad next to his left eye. And, Mitch’s wife clearly has his nuts in a little jar.

HornetSting on May 13, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Daniels seems like the kid in the senior yearbook that everybody thought had transferred after sophomore year. A total non-entity.

Ted Torgerson on May 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Close the thread, we have a winner!
That was perfect.

batterup on May 13, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Oh Boy!!
——-

Indiana First Lady, ‘Honorary Hooters Girl’ Cheri Daniels Complicates 2012 Presidential Race
May 13, 2011
****************

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether he will run for president, and all eyes Thursday night were on his wife, Cheri, for clues.

Cheri Daniels spoke about her cow-milking expertise and preference for the music of country singer Keith Urban, but offered no hints about her husband’s plans. At a state Republican Party fundraiser, Indiana’s first lady even told the audience that one of her nicknames was “pig whisperer” and that she calls herself an “honorary Hooters girl.”
(More…………….)

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/indiana-lady-honorary-hooters-girl-cheri-daniels-complicates/story?id=13589936

canopfor on May 13, 2011 at 11:07 PM

The last time I listened to Rush, he said something about Daniels that I thought was unfair. He was making some remark about how Daniels said something nice about Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education and that of course was a bad thing. What Daniels actually said in a IndyStar piece was that he was glad that Duncan supported merit pay for teachers..but they disagreed over the idea of vouchers and charter schools. It might be that Rush just did not know the whole story, or it might be that he was trying to take a cheap shot at Daniels.

The truth is Daniels has been a very good Governor. He has done the things he said he would do and he has worked hard at it. Hoosiers like the guy and the last poll I saw gave Daniels an approval rating of 75%.

But hey, why go for competent and diligent? Who cares about stuff like that?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM

13 comments in 40 minutes? Oh, the excitement.

Connie on May 13, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Just listened to all 25 minutes of the Rush clips. Highly recommended. Especially the first one.

Kataklysmic on May 13, 2011 at 11:15 PM

rrpjr on May 13, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Mitch Daniels is not a RINO. He is an honest to God conservative. Now people can assume that is untrue because someone like Rove said something good about him, but his record as Governor should count for something.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:15 PM

But hey, why go for competent and diligent? Who cares about stuff like that?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM

We will go for competent and diligent. A competaent and diligent Conservative.

kingsjester on May 13, 2011 at 11:15 PM

El Rushbo is the man1.. Everyone needs to listen to both of those clips!..:)

Dire Straits on May 13, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Mitch Daniels 2012!

jp on May 13, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Mitch Daniels 2012!

jp on May 13, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Not so sure he is running!..yet!..:)

Dire Straits on May 13, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Cheri Daniels delivers keynote speech at GOP fundraiser
May 13 2011
**************

Images of Cheri Daniels,at Republican Party Fundraiser!

http://photos.indystar.com/galleries/12887-cheri-daniels-

canopfor on May 13, 2011 at 11:18 PM

13 comments in 40 minutes? Oh, the excre itement.

Connie on May 13, 2011 at 11:13 PM

darwin-t on May 13, 2011 at 11:18 PM

here’s the problem…and i say this with due respect. I just saw Daniels and his wife…he is shorter than his wife. He is short, Obama is tall (although he may also be shorter than his wife…but that’s not the issue)

Obama and Daniels on the same stage ain’t going to work well for the Rs…trust me on this

r keller on May 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM

This is a better reason to worry about Daniels than some supposed RINO nonsense.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Cheri Daniels doesn’t want to be publicly scrutinized by the entire nation on her infidelity and abandoning her family. The nation would never reward her for that by making her First Lady.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

canopfor on May 13, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Good to see you friend!..:)

Dire Straits on May 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

You may have a point!..:)

Dire Straits on May 13, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Is Ms. Marcus an Obama supporter just looking for a better class of opponent?

Cindy Munford on May 13, 2011 at 11:22 PM

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I’m not sure about that now days. We have an admitted cocaine user “gracing” the office now.

Cindy Munford on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Mitch Daniels is not a RINO. He is an honest to God conservative. Now people can assume that is untrue because someone like Rove said something good about him, but his record as Governor should count for something.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I don’t know about “RINO”, but I can have my doubts about Daniels based, like Limbaugh said, on the lib media’s liking for the guy. Do you think they’d tout ANYone who has a chance of beating their guy? No way in hell they’d do that. They know Obama would crush Daniels, and like McCain they’ll gush with admiration for the guy until he gets the nomination and then they can parade every detail of his private life.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Well….I can sleep well tonight with the knowledge that Terrye loves Mitch Daniels and doesn’t consider him a RINO…..Terrye, you hearted John McCain and defended him ad nauseam. You like Daniels and will defend him as well.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

HornetSting on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Daniels being alot shorter than O on the debate stage won’t look good

jp on May 13, 2011 at 11:25 PM

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I’m not sure about that now days. We have an admitted cocaine user “gracing” the office now.

Cindy Munford on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Democrats can get away with it. Republicans can’t. And won’t.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:25 PM

But hey, why go for competent and diligent? Who cares about stuff like that?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM

We will go for competent and diligent. A competaent and diligent Conservative.

kingsjester on May 13, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Daniels is more conservative than Sarah Palin is for heavens sakes.

Daniels ended collective bargaining for state employees, he balanced the budget, he supported charter schools and vouchers, he is pro life, he privatized state highways to save money for the state, he pushed health savings accounts for state employees to save money for the state, he signed the bill to cut funding for planned parenthood. Sheesh..that is conservative.

The problem I think a lot of people have is that they assume that if Independents or moderates can support the guy he must be a RINO, and that is not true.

Daniels might not have the kind of personality someone needs to get to the Oval Office, but he is should at least get some credit for having a good record as Governor.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

HornetSting on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Exactly right. That’s our lovable old crazy GOP!

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Cindy Munford on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

I agree that we’re a helluva lot more tolerant. Of drug use. But tooting some Bolivian marching powder and abandoning a family are two different things.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Mitch Daniels…John McCain redux with a VAT thrown in for good measure.

kingsjester on May 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Well….I can sleep well tonight with the knowledge that Terrye loves Mitch Daniels and doesn’t consider him a RINO…..Terrye, you hearted John McCain and defended him ad nauseam. You like Daniels and will defend him as well.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

HornetSting on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Yeah right. I am going to vote for whoever runs against Obama, so if you insist on hating anyone I like and support then I guess that means you will end up voting for Barack Obama next time around.

I live in Indiana, I actually know something about Mitch Daniels, which is more than can be said for a lot of the people taking pot shots at him.

So, I take it then that Mitch Daniels is a RINO cause you said so?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:29 PM

The problem I think a lot of people have is that they assume that if Independents or moderates can support the guy he must be a RINO, and that is not true.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

The problem is we are sick sick SICK of having sure losers shoved down our throats just because independents-moderates-the “establishment”-Bush Inc. tell us they’re “serious” and “electable”. SICK of it.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Mitch Daniels…John McCain redux with a VAT thrown in for good measure.

kingsjester on May 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

That is not true. Mitch Daniels has actually cut taxes here in Indiana and we have a surplus. How many states can say that today?

The whole VAT tax thing has been taken out of context anyway. He only said that if other taxes were cut to offset the VAT it could be used to create savings. He was talking about several different kinds of taxes in general.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Yes, Daniels has done some good things for Indiana. However, his working with dems against a Right to Work law during the past legislative session raises some questions. His using the VAT word when discussing possible tax reforms also raises questions…

Gohawgs on May 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:25 PM John the Libertarian on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

If he had done it, it would be a deal breaker for me but not her. Keep in mind that he doesn’t wow me as a candidate anyway but he seems to have behaved honorably and stood by his commitments.

Cindy Munford on May 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

The problem is we are sick sick SICK of having sure losers shoved down our throats just because independents-moderates-the “establishment”-Bush Inc. tell us they’re “serious” and “electable”. SICK of it.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Who is shoving him down your throat? The man has not even said he is running.

And maybe you don’t think that whole electable thing matters, but unless you want another term of Barack Obama you will need to consider it.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

authentic contender = no
establishment dullard = yes

paulsur on May 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

HornetSting on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM
As usual, the Hornet says it BEST!!!!

mobydutch on May 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Mitt…er…Mitch Daniels….what a spark plug.

vilebody on May 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM

And maybe you don’t think that whole electable thing matters, but unless you want another term of Barack Obama you will need to consider it.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Terrye, McCain was supposed to be electable…We saw how that worked out.

Gohawgs on May 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Who is shoving him down your throat? The man has not even said he is running.

And maybe you don’t think that whole electable thing matters, but unless you want another term of Barack Obama you will need to consider it.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Tell us where the flaw is in pseudoforce’s analysis here:

I don’t know about “RINO”, but I can have my doubts about Daniels based, like Limbaugh said, on the lib media’s liking for the guy. Do you think they’d tout ANYone who has a chance of beating their guy? No way in hell they’d do that. They know Obama would crush Daniels, and like McCain they’ll gush with admiration for the guy until he gets the nomination and then they can parade every detail of his private life.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Kataklysmic on May 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM

That is not true.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

That is true. He’s another lackluster candidate who’s going to gather at best 42% of the popular vote.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Yes, Daniels has done some good things for Indiana. However, his working with dems against a Right to Work law during the past legislative session raises some questions. His using the VAT word when discussing possible tax reforms also raises questions…

Gohawgs on May 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM

He answered a question about VAT..but his actual record on taxes is good..and he did not work with the Democrats, that is just ridiculous. He said it was not the time..and it was not. There was some screw up with the leaders in the House and the bill was not brought up at the right time…they only had a certain amount of time to pass it or it died. And they did not give it time for debate and so it was doomed from the outset. Daniels is not popular with Democrats in this state and he did not work with them on the right to work bill. He wanted to finish on the school reform bill. That was what was on the agenda.

Daniels ended collective bargaining for state employees with an executive order, he is not popular with organized labor anymore than he is with Democrats.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Well….I can sleep well tonight with the knowledge that Terrye loves Mitch Daniels and doesn’t consider him a RINO…..Terrye, you hearted John McCain and defended him ad nauseam. You like Daniels and will defend him as well.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

HornetSting on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Yeah right. I am going to vote for whoever runs against Obama, so if you insist on hating anyone I like and support then I guess that means you will end up voting for Barack Obama next time around.

I live in Indiana, I actually know something about Mitch Daniels, which is more than can be said for a lot of the people taking pot shots at him.

So, I take it then that Mitch Daniels is a RINO cause you said so?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:29 PM

At least you are consistent in backing complete losers, that is commendable, I guess. His truce on social issues makes him a huge target, not to mention his love affair with Dick Lugar sends alarms to all conservatives. And, the possible Bush endorsement puts that final nail in his political coffin.
But,I think the biggest alarm for me was when I looked up a YouTube video of Mitch Daniels on national issues…..and I fell asleep two minutes into his speech.

HornetSting on May 13, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Who is shoving him down your throat? The man has not even said he is running.

And maybe you don’t think that whole electable thing matters, but unless you want another term of Barack Obama you will need to consider it.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

The media are shoving him down our throats, just as they did with McCain. And just as with McCain, we’re being told he’s “electable”. I am sick also of this “electable” crap, as if we have to choose our candidates based on what Gallup says independents think. A lot of these are the people who are saying the day before the election “Oh, wow, I haven’t made up my mind yet…” Screw ‘em and pick a candidate based on principles. They’re lemmings, they’ll come along.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:41 PM

last poll I saw gave Daniels an approval rating of 75%.

But hey, why go for competent and diligent? Who cares about stuff like that?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Before she ran for VP and was under constant media attack, Sarah Palin had the highest approval rationg of any governor (sometimes over 90%).

bw222 on May 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Fearless, REAL, unashamed, ready to do battle with Obama, not a fixture in DC, an effective confident Communicator and Educator/Evangelist for Conservatism.
I CARE!!!!!

Is that person short?
I don’t care.

Is that person bald?
I don’t care.

Does that person wear a skirt?
I don’t care.

Is that person or their marriage perfect?
I don’t care.

PappyD61 on May 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

I don’t know about “RINO”, but I can have my doubts about Daniels based, like Limbaugh said, on the lib media’s liking for the guy. Do you think they’d tout ANYone who has a chance of beating their guy? No way in hell they’d do that. They know Obama would crush Daniels, and like McCain they’ll gush with admiration for the guy until he gets the nomination and then they can parade every detail of his private life.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Kataklysmic on May 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM

I asked my husband why Rush did not like Daniels, and he said it was because Mitch Daniels is not a puppet for guys like Rush, he does not care what the talking heads on the radio said. I don’t know, but I do know that Rush pushed Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle and they both got beat pretty good themselves..and by liberal Democrats.

I think Rush has his own agenda and I have heard him say things about Mitch Daniels that I thought were untrue or biased…but hey if you want someone other than Daniels, fine, run with them..let them win the nomination and run against Obama.

I do think that the idea of trashing Mitch Daniels just because the media does not seem to hate him enough is kind of ridiculous.

They don’t like Ron Paul, am I supposed to support him just because the media thinks he is strange?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Fearless, REAL, unashamed, ready to do battle with Obama, not a fixture in DC, an effective confident Communicator and Educator/Evangelist for Conservatism.
I CARE!!!!!

Is that person short?
I don’t care.

Is that person bald?
I don’t care.

Does that person wear a skirt?
I don’t care.

Is that person or their marriage perfect?
I don’t care.

PappyD61 on May 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Is that person Mitch Daniels?
No.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM

last poll I saw gave Daniels an approval rating of 75%.

But hey, why go for competent and diligent? Who cares about stuff like that?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Before she ran for VP and was under constant media attack, Sarah Palin had the highest approval rationg of any governor (sometimes over 90%).

bw222 on May 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM

I know that, I also know that she had not been Governor for as long Daniels has. He has been around longer and has more of a record.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM

I asked my husband why Rush did not like Daniels, and he said it was because Mitch Daniels is not a puppet for guys like Rush, he does not care what the talking heads on the radio said.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

But I’ll bet he sure as hell cares what the New York Times and Washington Post say. And there’s the difference. And by the way, Limbaugh never really pushed O’Donnell or Angle. He criticized the way people within their own party continued to trash them AFTER they were nominated.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:48 PM

And a message to Huckabee and Palin…….

Don’t tell us how you have such great ideas and great policies, and how Obama is destroying the country if you ARE NOT WILLING TO RUN AND STOP IT!!

If you’re not willing to run then shut up about it and stop leading us to hope in either of you.

Our FRICKING COUNTRY is at stake!!!…….. Or is this just a game or sport like WWE or such?

PappyD61 on May 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM

The media are shoving him down our throats, just as they did with McCain. And just as with McCain, we’re being told he’s “electable”. I am sick also of this “electable” crap, as if we have to choose our candidates based on what Gallup says independents think. A lot of these are the people who are saying the day before the election “Oh, wow, I haven’t made up my mind yet…” Screw ‘em and pick a candidate based on principles. They’re lemmings, they’ll come along.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:41 PM

What media is shoving him down your throat? Most Americans probably don’t know who he is…just because some people in the media have something positive to say about the man it does not follow that he is all bad.

I don’t know if Daniels will run or if he can win, all I am saying is that he has been a good Governor here in Indiana.

Now, if you have someone you like better, then support that person. Go ahead.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I know that, I also know that she had not been Governor for as long Daniels has. He has been around longer and has more of a record.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM

And has been pretty much ignored by everyone until Romney started looking less like a superhero.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM

It will be fascinating to watch how many ways the media will contrast (unfavorably) the difference in height of Gov. Daniels and Obama. I bet they aren’t even subtle.

Cindy Munford on May 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM

PappyD61 on May 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM

why waste their time. They know they wouldn’t get elected.

Greed on May 13, 2011 at 11:53 PM

What media is shoving him down your throat? Most Americans probably don’t know who he is…just because some people in the media have something positive to say about the man it does not follow that he is all bad.

What media? Use a search engine. Most Americans probably weren’t too clear about McCain, either. And I’m not saying he’s “bad” at all. I’m saying he’d get crushed by the Democrats in 2012.

Now, if you have someone you like better, then support that person. Go ahead.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I will.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

So your husband doesn’t like Rush? That speaks volumes. As far as the O’Donnell and Angle chestnuts-yawn. Standard “sensible moderate” talking points. They often get trotted out by those attempting to diminish Palin’s stellar endorsement track record by mentioning those two names (even though Palin didn’t endorse the latter until the general) but not her overall win v. loss numbers.

Kataklysmic on May 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM

But I’ll bet he sure as hell cares what the New York Times and Washington Post say. And there’s the difference. And by the way, Limbaugh never really pushed O’Donnell or Angle. He criticized the way people within their own party continued to trash them AFTER they were nominated.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:48 P

Yes, Rush did push them and when they lost he blamed the GOP and Rinos. Naturally.

And no, my husband does not care what the Washington Post or the New York Times has to say. He has never read either one of them. He does not much care what Hannity has to say and he has never watched msnbc.

My husband just does not like to listen to people yak on the radio about politics, he says it is a waste of time.

My husband is one of those people who served his country, pays his taxes, and works. He tends to make up his own mind about things. And he would not vote for Barack Obama if you put a gun to his head.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

It will be fascinating to watch how many ways the media will contrast (unfavorably) the difference in height of Gov. Daniels and Obama. I bet they aren’t even subtle.

Cindy Munford on May 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM

They will go after his wife as well, as a way of making him seem more insignificant. The headlines will be brutal, and the sainted ‘moderates’ will read them, and believe them.

sharrukin on May 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

There is a perfect Pink Floyd song for this debate!..;)

Dire Straits on May 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

I asked my husband why Rush did not like Daniels, and he said it was because Mitch Daniels is not a puppet for guys like Rush, he does not care what the talking heads on the radio said. I don’t know, but I do know that Rush pushed Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle and they both got beat pretty good themselves..and by liberal Democrats.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

No, Mitch is a puppet for the Bush Wing of the GOP (which was once known as the Rockefeller Wing of the GOP).

bw222 on May 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Yes, Rush did push them and when they lost he blamed the GOP and Rinos. Naturally.

Oh, it’s not as if the “RINOs” didn’t spend a couple of months b1tching and moaning about what nutty losers O’Donnell and Angle are before the election, now did they? No way.

And no, my husband does not care what the Washington Post or the New York Times has to say. He has never read either one of them. He does not much care what Hannity has to say and he has never watched msnbc.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

I mean Mitch Daniels, not your husband.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

So your husband doesn’t like Rush? That speaks volumes. As far as the O’Donnell and Angle chestnuts-yawn. Standard “sensible moderate” talking points. They often get trotted out by those attempting to diminish Palin’s stellar endorsement track record by mentioning those two names (even though Palin didn’t endorse the latter until the general) but not her overall win v. loss numbers.

Kataklysmic on May 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM

My husband does not listen to talk radio. I realize that some people seem to think that anyone who does not listen to Rush can not be a real true conservative, but believe it or not there are some people out there who don’t hang on Rush’s every word.

I think Rush is good at what he does and he has made a lot of money doing it. Nothing wrong with that, but don’t make assumptions about people just because they don’t sit there hours a day listening to Rush.

Maybe Rush could run. To be honest, I think he is the only person some people would really be satisfied with. I doubt if he could win, but what the hell. He could give it a shot.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Dole, McCain, Mitch Daniels. All beloved by the media up to the point that they become candidates and entered the campaign against a Democrat. Then they were evil incarnate

Anybody else see a pattern here?

AZfederalist on May 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

They will go after his wife as well, as a way of making him seem more insignificant. The headlines will be brutal, and the sainted ‘moderates’ will read them, and believe them.

sharrukin on May 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

You’d better believe it.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

They don’t like Ron Paul, am I supposed to support him just because the media thinks he is strange?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

They are neutral on Paul because they know he’s a non-threatening crank.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Yes, Rush did push them and when they lost he blamed the GOP and Rinos. Naturally.

Oh, it’s not as if the “RINOs” didn’t spend a couple of months b1tching and moaning about what nutty losers O’Donnell and Angle are before the election, now did they? No way.

And no, my husband does not care what the Washington Post or the New York Times has to say. He has never read either one of them. He does not much care what Hannity has to say and he has never watched msnbc.

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

I mean Mitch Daniels, not your husband.

pseudoforce on May 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Okay.

And the thing is that it was obvious O’Donnell could not win and while I think Angle won the nomination fair and square, she just could not run against a guy like Reid.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Well, if Terrye’s husband says Mitch is the guy, that settles it. No need to hold primaries. As soon as Cheri gives Mitch permission we can hold the corination.

Hopefully Mitch is doing dishes, cleaning windows and taking care of all the other chores Cheri told him he had to do first.

bw222 on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

sharrukin on May 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Probably. How in the world did mistakes and occasional lapses in judgement become the kiss of death for Republicans and resume enhancements for Democrats?

Cindy Munford on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

And no, my husband does not care what the Washington Post or the New York Times has to say. He has never read either one of them. He does not much care what Hannity has to say and he has never watched msnbc. …

My husband does not listen to talk radio.

Terrye

Sounds like an informed guy. Surely he’s getting news from somewhere.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Daniels more conservative than that lady from AK….Please don’t insult our intelligence.

This is the same lady who instituted a windfall tax on the oil companies.

TimeTraveler on May 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Probably. How in the world did mistakes and occasional lapses in judgement become the kiss of death for Republicans and resume enhancements for Democrats?

Cindy Munford on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Because Democrats have no principles except advancing their agenda. Period.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

They don’t like Ron Paul, am I supposed to support him just because the media thinks he is strange?

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

They are neutral on Paul because they know he’s a non-threatening crank.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I am not going to base my vote or my support on some knee jerk reaction that says if the press does not hate him or her..then I do. I just won’t do that..

I like Daniels because I live in Indiana and have watched him do things here that I was impressed with. It has nothing to do with the media.

To be honest, I would be greatly surprised if he could actually get the nomination. But he is not a bad guy.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

bw222 on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Daniels is polling so low..Why are the Palinista’s worried..Sarah Palin will surely beat Mitch Daniels!?!..:)

Dire Straits on May 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

He might be boring as heck to some but he is a real conservative who has a record to prove it.

He isn’t all soundbites he knows how to get things passed.

TimeTraveler on May 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Christine O’Donnell ended Mike Castle’s political career and for that she has my unending gratitude.

bw222 on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Daniels more conservative than that lady from AK….Please don’t insult our intelligence.

This is the same lady who instituted a windfall tax on the oil companies.

TimeTraveler on May 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

I don’t care if he’s to the right of Attila the Hun. Obama will squash him.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Terrye on May 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Everything that you list sounds very positive, Terrye. These are great conservative values. The problem with Daniels, as I see it, is that he doesn’t seem to have the capability of bringing an A-game fight to an encounter with ObaMao. I see him wilting under the dirty snarks and media blitz supporting the O camp. He will concede in a gentlemanly way to the unfounded racism attacks, and his passiveness will be viewed as the charges having merit. He simply does not appear to have passion.

onlineanalyst on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Images of Cheri Daniels,at Republican Party Fundraiser!

Somebody get that woman a makeover. Quick.

SukieTawdry on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

I realize that some people seem to think that anyone who does not listen to Rush can not be a real true conservative, but believe it or not there are some people out there who don’t hang on Rush’s every word.I think Rush is good at what he does and he has made a lot of money doing it. Nothing wrong with that, but don’t make assumptions about people just because they don’t sit there hours a day listening to Rush.

Maybe Rush could run. To be honest, I think he is the only person some people would really be satisfied with. I doubt if he could win, but what the hell. He could give it a shot.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

I don’t hang on Rush’s every word, nor am I able to listen to him every day because of work, nor did I suggest that there is a problem with people who don’t do those things. What I addressed was that your husband had said disparaging things about him. Rush is a great rorscharch test. You can ususally weed out the handwringers who want to be conservative as long as no one is criticizing them for it based on their reactions to Rush or Palin.

Kataklysmic on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Sounds like an informed guy. Surely he’s getting news from somewhere.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Fox Business Channel.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

How in the world did mistakes and occasional lapses in judgement become the kiss of death for Republicans and resume enhancements for Democrats?

Cindy Munford on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

The leftists don’t care about morality and conservatives do.

They know that and use it as a weapon to influence conservatives who do think it matters, and leftists who just want a few tomatoes to throw. If a Democrat does it, leftists shrug or giggle at how avant garde it is. Amorality has its advantages.

sharrukin on May 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Daniels is polling so low..Why are the Palinista’s worried..Sarah Palin will surely beat Mitch Daniels!?!..:)

Dire Straits on May 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

I don’t even know if Palin’s running. My hunch is that she isn’t. And so we’re left with melting-down Romney, bland Pawlenty and Daniels who both can’t seem to crack the single digits. Thrilling.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Obviously it would have been great if there had been candidates in Delaware and Nevada that could have garnered more support. But I think the strongest argument back during the election was that those were the candidates chosen by the people and the Republican party establishment had no business turning their nose up. In my opinion they were duty bound to help them get elected. The establishment Republicans deciding not help them was no different from conservatives saying they won’t support a RINO just to get a majority. Different sides of the same coin.

Cindy Munford on May 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Sounds like an informed guy. Surely he’s getting news from somewhere.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Fox Business Channel.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

So he’s a puppet of Cavuto and Varney.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

I

don’t hang on Rush’s every word, nor am I able to listen to him every day because of work, nor did I suggest that there is a problem with people who don’t do those things. What I addressed was that your husband had said disparaging things about him. Rush is a great rorscharch test. You can ususally weed out the handwringers who want to be conservative as long as no one is criticizing them for it based on their reactions to Rush or Palin.

Kataklysmic on May 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Oh for heavens sakes…doesn’t my husband have a right to an opinion? He did not say disparaging things about Rush personally anyway..he said that he did not think Rush liked a guy like Daniels because Daniels is not a puppet for the talk radio people, he does not pay any attention to them and Rush probably knows that. Sheesh. I mean come on.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Daniels is polling so low..Why are the Palinista’s worried..Sarah Palin will surely beat Mitch Daniels!?!..:)

Dire Straits on May 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Open primaries. Great fun when Democrats get to choose who the GOP runs.

sharrukin on May 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Well then I guess we should just run everyone down!?!..:)

PS..Maybe Daniels does not run?!?..:)

Dire Straits on May 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM

sharrukin on May 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM

Well why should you even bother!..:)

Dire Straits on May 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

So he’s a puppet of Cavuto and Varney.

pseudoforce on May 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

No, he is a puppet. In fact you could probably say something less than adoring about either one of them and he would just laugh. He does not get too hysterical about this sort of thing.

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

canopfor on May 13, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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Good to see you friend!..:)

Dire Straits on May 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Dire Straits:And to you as well,sorry for the slow responce
got caught up,look`n for Cheri`s 29 minute,key
note speaker video,or transcript on zee google!
———-:)

canopfor on May 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Terrye on May 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Sooo….

Puppet for conservative talk radio: bad
Puppet for Bushies: good

I think I’ve got it.

Kataklysmic on May 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

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