Mitch Daniels not running for President

Phillip Klein
Washington Examiner

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has told supporters that he is not running for president, citing the wishes of his family.

Politico reports that in a midnight email to his supporters, Daniels wrote:

“The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate. In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, 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. I only hope that you will accept my sincerity in the judgment I reached.”

“Many thanks for your help and input during this period of reflection. Please stay in touch if you see ways in which an obscure Midwestern governor might make a constructive contribution to the rebuilding of our economy and our Republic.”

While Daniels had seemed reluctant to run all along, in recent weeks there was a growing sense that he might be persuaded to do so. But in the end, he decided against it, joining the list of prominent Republicans who have said, “thanks, but no thanks” to a presidential bid.
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