Much has been made of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels being a potential contender in the 2012 presidential election. This week, the Governor is on his way to Washington to speak at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) Conference on Friday—which has not done much to quell those 2012 rumors. But Governor Daniels would prefer to keep his name out of the mouths of political pundits.
“It’s noting I’ve ever thought about. I’ve agreed to think about it and that’s about all that I have done. I haven’t lifted a finger--don’t want anyone else to unless I come to that decision,” he said in an interview with Tim Farley on Sirius XM’s POTUS.
But on to more important issues. A group of college students are trying to persuade Daniels to finally throw hit hat in the ring and they’ve enlisted the help of certified karate expert and bonafide mutton chop enthusiast Jimmy McMillan for help. “The Rent is Too Damn High” candidate appears in an ad created by Yale University’s Students for Daniels draft movement. While the Governor still would like for everyone to “leave me out of it” he thought the students interest in politics is “a healthy thing.”
“Nobody has a bigger stake in a big change in national direction than they do. Temporarily, maybe, I’m the focus of what they’re doing, but it’s an issue that matters. Credit to them for understanding it and trying to alert their fellow young people to it.”