Sunday, May 22, 2011

Daniels Not Running

Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana, has just announced he's not running for president.

This is good news for Obama in two ways:

1) Daniels would have been the strongest general election candidate so far in a field of fairly weak general election candidates on the GOP side.
2) Daniels says the main reason he's not running is family considerations and that's probably mostly true. But he probably also figured that that putting his family through all the troubles of a presidential campaign would be less defensible if you don't have a strong chance of winning in November 2012. Daniels would have had a shot against Obama but it is not currently a 50% shot.

1 comment:

Recovering political scientist said...

Maybe Charlie or Jack Daniels will run instead?