Sunday, February 13, 2011

Could a possible Mitch Daniels candidacy be the X factor in the field of 2012 candidates?












I must say that I am impressed with the potential 2012 field of candidates for the Republican nomination. Three years ago that was simply was not the case. For the first time in a long time, several truly conservative candidates might be in the top tier field. One name that has come out of nowhere and is getting some major buzz by the grassroots conservatives is Governor Mitch Daniels from the state of Indiana. People have been leaving me messages since yesterday telling me I have to check out his speech. After hearing Herman Cain speech, I thought nobody could possible top his speech, I have to admit I was wrong. I have a feeling that if the Ron Paul cult didn't once again take over the voting in the CPAC Straw Poll, Mitch Daniels would have won as most desired to run in 2012. A Mitch Daniels candidacy could mean trouble for the liberal media. As far as I know, Mitch doesn't have any skeleton's in his background, and he has proven that he can electrify the conservative base. He's a two term governor, so the experience factor can't be used by the media. If Mitch Daniels starts to gain traction within the new media, the presumed front runners like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and others migh have a problem. This guy is good and the folks at CPAC 2011 thought so as well.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniels has been my favorite for a while. Potential baggage is him being budget director for George W. Bush, but:

1. I think his record in Indiana will be able to trump that

2. I'm not exactly sure what he did during his tenure there so I don't know what he will be able to say.

He is competent and looks like Ed Harris. Daniels doesn't have the charisma but he can talk to us like adults.

Talking about hopes and dreams are fine and all, but that's not enough sustenance for most.

2:27 AM  
Blogger JD Curtis said...

Why do morons continue to chase the proverbial pipe-dream of a Huckabee presidency? Especially when he has his own Willie Horton?

It's pointless.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higher Profile for Mitch Daniels, he was busted in 1970 , "It spells out the details that led then-Princeton student Mitch Daniels to pay a $350 fine for an infraction tied to marijuana possession.", Everyone can read more here, I'd just heard about this yesterday, maybe it's not too bad, did as a youth, etc. I mean politicians have had DWIs, etc. and we don't even know a lot about the current President. The Blaze by the way everyone, got this from the Politico so no one think that the Blaze dug this up and I don't think they are slinging mud. For other candidates, I did not know who this Chris Christie suggested by Ann Coulter was too much though I'd heard a lot about the good things he had done in Jersey. He's a big man, I don't know if that matters. I like Herman Cain because not only is he a savvy businessman but his moral compass is good as well. Santorum is fine with me too on Moral issues. Yes, of course, Sarah is fine with me.

Obama will be beatable I think, unemployment will probably remain over 9%...but the question is who could beat him like Ann Coulter was alluding to, who is the candidate?? And let's remember, the media largely helps the Democrat candidate.

(H1)

11:32 AM  
Blogger Alpha Conservative Male said...

H1 ""It spells out the details that led then-Princeton student Mitch Daniels to pay a $350 fine for an infraction tied to marijuana possession."

I don't think that a pot possession charge from 40 years ago will even come close to being damaging to Daniels. Our last three presidents have all done drugs to one extent or another. I'm not justifying it, but I just don't think it will harm him politically at this point. With Social Conservatives it could be an issue, but I don't think it will.

H1 "I did not know who this Chris Christie suggested by Ann Coulter was too much though I'd heard a lot about the good things he had done in Jersey. He's a big man, I don't know if that matters. I like Herman Cain because not only is he a savvy businessman but his moral compass is good as well. Santorum is fine with me too on Moral issues. Yes, of course, Sarah is fine with me.

I would say that Christie should just stay where he is at and finish straightening out the financial basket case the state of New Jersey has become. I've heard Santorum speak a few years ago, he's solid. I like him. He's in the same mold as Jim DeMint.

JD Curtis "Why do morons continue to chase the proverbial pipe-dream of a Huckabee presidency? Especially when he has his own Willie Horton?"

I know a truck driver who is from Arkansas, and he swears that everybody who thinks negatively about Huck has it all wrong about him. He told me that the only reason he raised taxes in Arkansas was because the people passed a referendum supporting the tax increase to help fix the roads. As I see it, I have my own reasons not to like Huck at this point. It was because of Huck staying in the race back in 2008 which helped to take away delegate votes from Romney and allowed McCain to win the nomination. I can't forgive him for that. I'm not a Romney fan, but Romney would have been a much better candidate to go against Obama. So really it was due to the actions of Huckabee which ultimately lead to Obama becoming president.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Alpha Conservative Male said...

anon "Talking about hopes and dreams are fine and all, but that's not enough sustenance for most."

Back in 2008, I would have said that having a charismatic candidate as the GOP nominee would have been critical in order to take out Obama, now I don't think that is necessarily the case. To many headwinds are blowing in Obama's face. The "Yes we can" crap isn't going to work this time around. There are way too many issues in the economy that he will have to address. He doesn't have Bush to use to rally his base. The failures of Barry are piling up almost on a daily basis. The only thing the Republican nominee has to do is not be afraid to go for Obama's throat by laying out the case against Obama and why he shouldn't be re elected. The rest should take care of itself.

12:49 PM  
Blogger JD Curtis said...

I have my own reasons not to like Huck at this point. It was because of Huck staying in the race back in 2008 which helped to take away delegate votes from Romney and allowed McCain to win the nomination. I can't forgive him for that. I'm not a Romney fan, but Romney would have been a much better candidate to go against Obama

Youre preaching to the choir pal. I was the administrator of Floridians for Romney at mittromney.com in the last primary.

Still. If they bring up the whole Maurice Clemmons episode, he'll appear nearly as inept as Dukakis did. (IMO)

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those kinds of pardons are not uncommon: Gov. Tim Pawlenty pardoned Sex Offender who went on to commit more sex crimes. .

Still, it is one thing to pardon someone who was convicted for a misdemeanor or something else relatively small and another thing to be pardoning sex offenders, etc.

Quote from the American Spectator:

"Yet in Huckabee's case, it isn't a matter of just one pardon that had wide support at the time. As I documented when he ran for president, Huckabee set loose savage criminals convicted of grisly murders over the passionate objections of prosecutors and victims' families."

Well, if this is true, that is very wrong. Like I said earlier, I'm sure Obama can be defeated but it's got to be the right Candidate to do so. I agree with Alpha Conservative Male that the Administration and Congress are doing bad things every day, often at least. But there's a lot of Obamabots around. Say Palin and Santorum are great but I'm not sure if they can win. I hear some analysts on tv speak up Huckabee. I'm undecided, I did like what Romney said last time. All these people have critics and their support.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Sojournerlove said...

If Sarah doesn't run for President I hope Mitch Daniels or Herman Cain run for president.
Integrity is a most important trait in a world leader and elected official.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Sojournerlove said...

I am weary of politicians in general now. Even the ones who say the right things leave me wondering are they for real or are they saying what I want to hear to get my vote. But I suppose when in doubt look at their voting record.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huckabee and Mitchell. I'd go for that in a hearbeat.

10:52 AM  

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