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June 21, 2012
Well, that’s boring: Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor and conservative icon who spent much of the early part of the 2012 campaign facing will-he-or-won’t-he speculation on a possible presidential run, isn’t on the table for a VP run or cabinet position, either, as he’s chosen to become the next president of Purdue University. Snoozer. (photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

Well, that’s boring: Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor and conservative icon who spent much of the early part of the 2012 campaign facing will-he-or-won’t-he speculation on a possible presidential run, isn’t on the table for a VP run or cabinet position, either, as he’s chosen to become the next president of Purdue University. Snoozer. (photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

11:09 // 1 year ago
April 18, 2012
Mitt Romney has earned our party’s nomination and now deserves the support of every American still committed to government that serves the people rather than rules over them,
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels • Offering a firm endorsement for Mitt Romney. Now that Mitt’s the likely nominee, Daniels and other noted Republicans — John Boehner and Mitch McConnell — have finally chosen to make their Mitt endorsements public. Daniels is particularly notable, as more than a few people wanted him to run for president.
10:12 // 1 year ago
January 24, 2012

Mitch Daniels’ metaphors, in tweet form

22:42 // 2 years ago
Steve Jobs — and what a fitting name he had!
Mitch Daniels evoked the Apple founder in his GOP response tonight.
22:35 // 2 years ago
One in five men of prime working age did not go to work today.
Mitch Daniels • Speaking like a fictional character from a different era.
22:32 // 2 years ago
"Greetings from the home of Super Bowl 46." Seriously, that’s your intro?

"Greetings from the home of Super Bowl 46." Seriously, that’s your intro?

22:30 // 2 years ago
Mitch Daniels’ State of the Union response: The excerpts
He didn’t run for president, but … the Indiana governor will be offering up some tough statements against Obama tonight as he makes the GOP’s official State of the Union response. Herman Cain will also offer a response for the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street will also make their own response. Here’s an excerpt from Daniel’s speech:

No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others. As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat. If we drift, quarreling and paralyzed, over a Niagara of debt, we will all suffer, regardless of income, race, gender, or other category. If we fail to shift to a pro-jobs, pro-growth economic policy, there will never be enough public revenue to pay for our safety net, national security, or whatever size government we decide to have.

Read some more excerpts over this-a-way.

Mitch Daniels’ State of the Union response: The excerpts

He didn’t run for president, but … the Indiana governor will be offering up some tough statements against Obama tonight as he makes the GOP’s official State of the Union response. Herman Cain will also offer a response for the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street will also make their own response. Here’s an excerpt from Daniel’s speech:

No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others. As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat. If we drift, quarreling and paralyzed, over a Niagara of debt, we will all suffer, regardless of income, race, gender, or other category. If we fail to shift to a pro-jobs, pro-growth economic policy, there will never be enough public revenue to pay for our safety net, national security, or whatever size government we decide to have.

Read some more excerpts over this-a-way.

20:22 // 2 years ago
December 1, 2011
21:38 // 2 years ago
September 18, 2011
I think our family was really concerned about the lack of privacy. And that it’s not just for four years or eight years, but for the rest of your life. Mitch has given 12 years to public service. And, you know, now it was our turn to get him back.
Mitch Daniels’ wife, Cheri • Discussing why the Indiana governor’s family vetoed their father’s potential run for president in 2012. When Daniels made the decision back in May, the key tell sign for us was his open dismissal of questions related to foreign policy, a perceived weak point for the governor. But that point isn’t nearly as weak as his love of his family. “I’m not complaining about a thing. I’m the luckiest guy I know of,” he told CBS Sunday Morning. “And, you know, you can’t have everything in life. And sometimes you have to choose.” source (viafollow)
11:09 // 2 years ago
June 2, 2011

Latest attempt to defund Planned Parenthood fails

  • plan In preparation for his aborted presidential run, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a bill blocking Medicaid recipients from using Planned Parenthood’s services.
  • problem The Health and Human Services Department has informed Daniels that the bill he signed is in violation of federal Medicaid law, and thus can’t be implemented. source

» What was wrong with the bill? Well, from a moral standpoint, a lot. But from a legislative standpoint, the issue is that Medicaid beneficiaries are legally permitted to use their Medicaid anywhere they want, so long as they do so at a “qualified service provider.” The bill Daniels discriminates against Planned Parenthood for reasons unrelated to its qualifications. Proponents of the bill correctly pointed out that the Hyde Act makes it illegal for federal funds to pay for abortions; however, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortive, and for low-income Hoosiers to be blocked from Planned Parenthood’s other services simply because the governor once wanted to run for president is not only wrong—it’s against the law.

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0:30 // 2 years ago