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Mitch Daniels Declares

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/05/22

… that he is not running for the Republican nomination for President.

HT Hot Air headlines

From the Los Angeles Times:

May 21, 2011, 11:30 p.m.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said early Sunday that he won’t run for president because of family considerations, narrowing the field in the race for the GOP nomination.

“In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” Daniels said, disclosing his decision in an e-mail to supporters. “The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry.”

The e-mail, sent by the governor through Eric Holcomb, the Indiana Republican Party chairman and one of Daniels’ closest advisers, was confirmed by another aide close to Daniels on the condition of anonymity to avoid publicly pre-empting the governor’s announcement.

While many Republicans considered him Conservative, I personally considered him weak. And I wasn’t alone in that opinion. But the real question now is: Who will his supporters back? I believe due to his Conservative persona, his supporters won’t be backing Mitt Romney but rather another Conservative. T-Paw? Cain? Palin? That’s where I think his supporters will go, further weakening the squish opportunity for a 2008 repeat.

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