Mitch Daniels: Earmarks are a distraction from real spending cuts

While congressional Republicans are railing against earmarks, Indiana governor and possible GOP presidential candidate Mitch Daniels thinks the issue is overblown.

“Let me just say: I think we pay too much attention to it,” said Daniels in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. “The fiscal problems facing this country won’t be fixed by earmarks, and it’s a little bit of a distraction to spend as much time as we do [talking about it].”