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I have always been a fan of Newt Gingrich because I think he's the smartest guy in the room.
I believe though, that his time has passed.
Too many times republicans nominate the guy who is next in line (think Bob Dole in 1996) --- that order got out of whack when GWB was nominated in 2000 & to make up for it republicans nominated McCain in 2008 even though his time had passed him by.
Many times politics & politicians are influenced by timing & I think the timing just might be right for a guy like Mitch Daniels.
I wouldn't call him a perfect candidate (does one actually exist?) but he's certainly a candidate I could support for his quiet leadership that has garnered positive results for his state --- as a leader; not a legislator.

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I have always been a fan of Newt Gingrich because I think he's the smartest guy in the room.
I believe though, that his time has passed.
Too many times republicans nominate the guy who is next in line (think Bob Dole in 1996) --- that order got out of whack when GWB was nominated in 2000 & to make up for it republicans nominated McCain in 2008 even though his time had passed him by.
Many times politics & politicians are influenced by timing & I think the timing just might be right for a guy like Mitch Daniels.
I wouldn't call him a perfect candidate (does one actually exist?) but he's certainly a candidate I could support for his quiet leadership that has garnered positive results for his state --- as a leader; not a legislator.

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Interesting field so far. I'm sure I could not vote for Daniels because I feel taxes should be raised and services should be cut if we wish to do more than lip service to the debt.
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John Kasich........
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John Kasich........
He just turned down help for rail service in congested Ohio (I've driven through many times and it is like horse and buggy days for a commercial truck).
The money got awarded to Cali and the north east. So I don't think he's smart enough to be president.
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He just turned down help for rail service in congested Ohio (I've driven through many times and it is like horse and buggy days for a commercial truck).
The money got awarded to Cali and the north east. So I don't think he's smart enough to be president.
I drive in ohio everyday & that's a bunch of bull
41 of amtrak's 44 lines lose money & the company as a whole continues to lose money to the tune of more than a billion a year it swallows up in taxpayer funds
why would we expand a business or service with more taxpayer money that has never broke even; let alone make a profit?
even china's much touted highspeed rail system lost more than 3 billion in the first quarter alone
while trying to convince people that we should spend money on passenger rail service (primarily highspeed rail) Sec. LaHood is flying around the country to spread that message instead of taking the current rail system already in place
John Kasich, the author of the balanced budget that so many credit Bill Clinton with, did a fine job in congress & is doing fine as governor of Ohio --- glad I voted for him
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I drive in ohio everyday & that's a bunch of bull
41 of amtrak's 44 lines lose money & the company as a whole continues to lose money to the tune of more than a billion a year it swallows up in taxpayer funds
why would we expand a business or service with more taxpayer money that has never broke even; let alone make a profit?
even china's much touted highspeed rail system lost more than 3 billion in the first quarter alone
while trying to convince people that we should spend money on passenger rail service (primarily highspeed rail) Sec. LaHood is flying around the country to spread that message instead of taking the current rail system already in place
John Kasich, the author of the balanced budget that so many credit Bill Clinton with, did a fine job in congress & is doing fine as governor of Ohio --- glad I voted for him
Try this: Drive an eighteen wheeler through your fair state and you will see it is a different story.
Why update your rail service?
Safety, efficiency, and jobs.
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INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Indiana Republican Party found itself in a bind this spring, unable to lock down a high-profile keynote speaker for its big annual fundraising dinner, it was Gov. Mitch Daniels himself who came up with the solution: He'd get his wife, Cheri, to do it.

It was a bold move, considering that she had never given a high-profile speech before and generally has been reluctant to step onto the political stage. At the same time, her husband has been pondering a 2012 presidential bid (pondering it for the better part of 18 months, in fact) and the potential candidate himself has hinted that Cheri's the one person who could stop him -- because she's been described as uncomfortable about the intrusion such a campaign would have on their lives.

In recent months, though, Cheri Daniels has been upping her appearances, and at the meticulously timed and well-choreographed dinner before a record audience of 1,100 on Thursday evening, she strode onto the stage in fire-engine red, hiding no more.

What Mrs. Daniels offered was less of a speech and more of an introductory presentation -- pictures and videos chronicling her life as first lady of Indiana. Known to her friends as "F.L." (for "First Lady"), Cheri was shown milking a cow, operating a dump truck and parading around the state fair. Her husband, a favorite of elites, hasn't officially decided whether he'll jump into the presidential race, but she's already being rolled out as a woman of the people.

The event, though, seemed just as much like a sales pitch to Mrs. Daniels to show her that the water is fine. She walked to the microphone to the song "Sherry." "That's one of my favorite songs!" she exclaimed. "This might be easier than I thought it was going to be."
gearing up for a run?

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Reminded that he's said several times that he thinks his potential rivals are fine people but that he's not supporting any of them yet, he said, "It's early. There's a lot of time for them. I've tried to make pretty plain what I think the dangers and the risks to the country are and the things that ought to be done about them. I'm interested to see which of them comes the closest to that."

Later, he poured cold water on the idea that if Haley Barbour had run for president, he wouldn't still be considering it. In fact, he told a gaggle of reporters that swarmed him after the event that they would have had more fun with both of them in the race. Daniels wouldn't divulge any of the details of the conversations he's had with Barbour since the Mississippi governor, his old friend, said he wouldn't run, but the two have spoken. Daniels also has heard from some of his other potential rivals.

Those candidates have openly questioned whether Daniels will be an effective candidate because his message about the country's problems is so sobering -- we're not paying our way in this country -- that it comes off as almost pessimistic. But even before making up his mind, Daniels has begun to refine his political message. In the speech he gave introducing his wife Thursday night, he hit more optimistic tones in what sounded like an opening appeal to the Republican base.

He reminded his listeners how much luck the Indiana Republican Party has had in the last few years, and what a source of frustration their successes have been for Democrats.

"We just do not fit in their neat little stereotypes of what a Republican is supposed to stand for," he said, explaining that the state GOP is "known by what it is for, not what we are against."

"We are a party of ideas, but more importantly a party that acts on ideas," he said, adding that in the Hoosier State, there were no forgotten towns or inner cities that are too bleak.
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Daniels accepted an invitation from those 55 students to meet at a spacious bar several blocks away after the event; he sipped Woodford Reserve bourbon as he asked them about their own lives and families. In return, they asked him who he might like to tap as his vice presidential nominee if he runs.

Hypothetically, he told them, he'd like to pick Condoleezza Rice.

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