According to those familiar with the details from more than a decade ago, Mrs. Daniels’ decision to end her first marriage and leave Indiana with another woman’s husband hurt several other people, some of them children. The cross-country move blindsided the doctor’s then-spouse, sources said, breaking up that marriage and that family.
It’s long in the past now, and those involved in this drama say they have moved on, but the intensely personal nature of that episode — and the questions that will inevitably be asked about it if Mitch Daniels decides to run — clearly have left him and his family torn…
Daniels accepted an invitation from those 55 students to meet at a spacious bar several blocks away after the event; he sipped Woodford Reserve bourbon as he asked them about their own lives and families. In return, they asked him who he might like to tap as his vice presidential nominee if he runs.
Hypothetically, he told them, he’d like to pick Condoleezza Rice.