May 24, 2011 6 Comments
Alas, the dust has settled from the roller coaster ride that was Mitch Daniels considering running for President. We were sick of hearing about it months ago and are thankful it is finally over. Obviously, you all already know he opted against a run.
We’re not going to lie. We were surprised he decided against it. That said, we understand the decision to some extent. The Real Clear Politics story shows there was going to be a lot of talk about the Daniels’ divorce and Cheri’s comings and goings. It is understandable that no one would want to relive that time in their lives.
Getting out of the race might take some attention away from the stories, but it won’t stop them. Anybody ever seen Primary Colors? (If you haven’t, go watch it. Right now. We aren’t kidding.) They might not hit it quite as hard but they’ll cover it if it will sell one newspaper. Might as well run for President if they are going to cover it anyway.
We think it is admirable that the Governor cared so much about his family’s feelings on a campaign for President. We also think he probably shouldn’t have made it quite so clear that the ladies in the family vetoed a run and there wasn’t much he could do about it. That isn’t exactly our idea of protecting your family–and it was totally unnecessary.
Regardless, the decision has been made and Mitch Watch 2011 is over. We’re disappointed and looking to see who will step up from the Republican Party. We’re looking at the field and we do not see a winner right now. Feel free to tell us if you think we are wrong and push us toward your favorite candidate.