Mitch Daniels, the architect of the Bush deficits and noted appeaser of liberalism, announced in a midnight Sunday email that he will not be seeking the nomination for President in 2012.
It’s a good thing. I’d have run the internet out of pixels in opposition to the midget “social issues truce” advocate. A Daniels candidacy would have split the party in half and likely spawned a third party for conservative minded tea party types.
“I hope this reaches you before the public news does,” Daniels wrote. “If so, please respect my confidence for the short time until I can make it known to all.”
He went on, “The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate. In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, the interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry.”
It seems we have his flaky wife, who left him briefly to run off and marry another man and then strangely returned, to thank.
So Trump, Huckabee and Daniels are out, but we’ve still got some RINOs who are in the race to defeat.