Mitch Daniels Admits a Late Start Could Hurt Him

Bookmark and Share If Mitch Daniels is running for President, he will not be making such an annoucement anytime soon and he made that quite clear during an interview with Indiana’s WISH-TV host Jim Shella. In it, the Indiana Governor holds firm on a committment he made in an earlier on another station in which hepromised not to make a decision about the presidency until the next legislative session end in April.

Daniels believes that his responsibiloity to Governm during that time is critical to his serving the people of Indiana properly. But he added

“In fairness to people from all over the place many of whom I’ve only read about before who like this idea [of Daniels running for president], I owe them some kind of an answer,”

But if the answer regarfding a run for Presidnet is in the affirmative, April may put him in the game a little late. And that is exactlythe situationthatanchor Jim Shellaput beforeGovernor Daniels

SHELLA: [There’s] been a lot of reporting by national media this year about folks who are interested in having you run for President.

You have said over and over again that you won’t say anything about that until after the legislative session in 2011. I understand that.

My question today is: By not deciding, are you, in fact, deciding?

DANIELS: Maybe. It’s a great question.

You mean, ‘shouldn’t you be getting started, and heading to Iowa, and doing whatever it is people do?’

SHELLA: Exactly.

DANIELS: Yeah, maybe. If so, so. My duty is here. My heart is here. I’m incredibly excited about the chance for us to do more really good things for Indiana in the next four months, and that’s coming first.

So if it’s too late then, it’s too late.

Interestingly though, as observed in the video below, Daniels does take the opportunity to, in quite a most humble manner, point out that he is amazed at just how many people are urging him to run for President.

One thing is for sure. Despite any denials to the contrary, Daniels most certainly is considering a run for president. If he wasn’t, he would have taken a page from Chris Christie and officially declared that he was not running.

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