I really respect Mitch Daniels. And I'll never vote for him.

I can’t imagine voting for him.

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

But the real appeal of a Daniels candidacy is that I believe he is serious about reducing the debt and realistic about what it will take to achieve that, as a matter of both substance and politics…

Most fundamentally, Daniels understands that compromise is a sign of wisdom, not weakness. “Purity in martyrdom,” he told the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year, “is for suicide bombers.”