Welcome back from the long weekend everyone. We hope you took the time to enjoy the great weather, a great Indy 500 and the Memorial Day holiday.
After going over the blogs this morning, we have a few things we thought we’d address.
First, Jon Easter says we are “shameful” because we noted that he even admitted some areas of the city really need construction work. It is clear from the comments on the post that Jon is taking some flack from Democrat insiders. Sorry, Jon, we weren’t trying to stir the pot and get you in trouble. We’re willing to bet his post was written after a Kennedy campaign flack got frustrated.
Speaking of campaign flacks, Indianapolis Times blogger Terry Burns posted he is hearing there may be a shake-up in the Ballard campaign. We’re going to guess that Terry Burns has as much insider information on the Ballard campaign as Gary Welsh and Paul Ogden do. It seems to us that, again, the Kennedy campaign is getting a little sensitive to the Ballard campaign responses.
Lastly, Jon Easter posted on the latest version of Mitch Watch 2012 and the potential that Governor Daniels could be the Vice Presidential pick for the Republicans. Jon seems to think that ruling out the Presidential run for family reasons should also rule out a Vice Presidential potential. While Jon does admit there is a difference between the two roles, he comments that ”they both come with a great deal of scrutiny, closet skeleton searching, and an in-depth look at someone’s record.” He goes further saying that was clearly a concern to the Governor.
While we think the Daniels’ were probably less than thrilled with the stories regarding their divorce, we really think the idea of a long campaign starting this May and potentially last through November of 2012 if Governor Daniels won the nomination was the biggest problem. Additionally, it is a lifestyle change for the rest of your life if you are elected President. Those seem to be the larger considerations that they mentioned.
A Vice-Presidential spot on the ticket is essentially a five month campaign, far less scrutiny and a place in the spotlight without the life altering drawbacks. While we’d prefer Daniels at the top of the ticket, beggars can’t be choosers and we’ll take what we can get.