Why Did Mitch Daniels Decide Not To Be Leader Of The Free World?by Carlos Galindo on May. 22, 2011, under Uncategorized
I wonder what Mitch Daniels was thinking as he sat in his home office in the middle of the night? That is, right before he pressed the send button on that email announcing to the pundits that he wouldn’t be running for POTUS. Could it have been the accidental hit on the noggin that netted him 16 stitches that jarred something loose or knocked it back into place?
According to Daniels several very important females in his life held the veto on all those supportive votes he had from politicos and wealthy backers like the Scottsdale-ites he met with earlier this year that were giving him full verbal amplitude while on the campaign stump. But, alas, according to Daniels his wife and his daughters said no way Mitch, and with that the prospects of being the leader of the free world went down in flames.
It would have been interesting to watch Daniels run against Romney and the rest of the remaining motley crew, which appears to be comprised of lethargic Tim Pawlenty, inept Sarah Palin, flip flopper and billionaire Mitt Romney and squeeze your nose Michele Bachman. Daniels might actually have been the more balanced of the crew based on his “alleged” desire to get a reign on the fiscal calamity in this country and very importantly based on his Immigration stance which was clearly reflected when a recent immigration bill very similar to Arizona’s SB1070 came to his home state of Indiana. Daniel’s position predicated that the bill should be retooled and that it should include pursuing employers as well as removing some of the components that included the use of law enforcement. In other words, Daniels wants to change it from a papers please law for Immigrants, to a papers please law for employers. What a refreshing stance!
In the end, Daniels called it quits cause big momma and the princesses said, not just no, but hell no.
So it’s back to the same old grind as a CEO of a Midwestern state. Some say Daniels wanted his 15 minutes of fame. I say he seriously considered it, and figured at his age it wasn’t worth the headache knowing in the end that no one will be able to beat Barack Obama in 2012.
Given what appears to be a more balanced outlook on politics, his decision appears to be spot on. I think he will be far more effective in Indiana and he can continue applying his pragmatic philosophy which will hopefully prevent Indiana from becoming an Arizona.
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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