Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ind. Gov. Mitch Daniels: No national run for me

One of the few bright spots for the Republican Party on Election Day was Governor Mitch Daniels resounding reelection win in Indiana. Hoosier Democrats, on the other hand, still had reason to celebrate--Barack Obama became the first Democrat to win Indiana since 1964.

So how about a national run--for the Senate, or perhaps even for president, for the popular governor.

But Daniels promised voters that the recently concluded campaign would be his last.

No wonder he did so well.

But Daniels isn't nibbling on the speculation, advanced by columnists David Broder and Bill Kristol, that Daniels should towards Washington.

Here is what he told Matthew Tully of the Indianapolis Star:

The reason the answer is 'no, no, no, exclamation point,' is that I have an assignment here and, by the way, we're going to have our hands full. I hired on for four years, so I feel I owe this citizenry four full years.

Pretty strong stuff.

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Anonymous said...

Pretty strong stuff, So is "Old
Grand Dad.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't help noticing the bottom
of Indiana's welcome sign. Boy
Lincoln sure got Around.

Crazy Politico said...

Every time I read something about a politician claiming they were hired on for 4 (or 6) years and will do the whole term, I think of Hillary in 2006 and Barack in 2004. Both made the same claim.

Anonymous said...

Remember the UNI-Bomber.

Anonymous said...

Need Jock-itch spray, industrial
strength preferred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!