Mitch Daniels Won’t Rule Out Running for Vice President
If the GOP nomination race, unemployment numbers, and recess appointments when Congress isn’t even in recess got you down and you like Mitch Daniels as much as I do, here’s some good news:
While [Daniels] concentrates on the task at hand there will be talk about what comes next. He’s ruled out a run for President but what about Vice President? Is that out of the question? “I don’t know,” the governor answers. “I’ve always felt that no citizen should say in advance if asked to serve, I won’t.”
And while Daniels is quick to list his accomplishments it’s too early in his mind to talk about a legacy. “I’ve just banned the L word around here,” he says. “I don’t want anybody else using it because I think it’s backward looking. Once again. I want everybody looking forward.”
The question is if his wife (sorry, family) will let him, like they vetoed his potential presidential run. Daniels adds serious budget gravitas to the ticket as well as being a two-term governor with a great jobs record and high popularity. Any other issues? He’s strong on those as well.
The only problematic aspect is that Daniels is the epitome of the ‘old white male’ in politics, and might not excite the base as much as a Rubio or someone similar.