This is a surprise and actually a disappointment:
WASHINGTON — 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,” the Republican 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.
….“If you feel that this was a non-courageous or unpatriotic decision, I understand and will not attempt to persuade you otherwise,” he added. “I only hope that you will accept my sincerity in the judgment I reached.”
The Republican Party would have benefited enormously from Daniels’ presence in the race. And judging from their actions, a lot of top Republicans don’t seem very convinced that Obama is vulnerable.
– Jay Bookman