Potential options for Republicans seeking to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012 narrowed as Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels , a favorite of his party’s establishment, said he wouldn’t seek the nomination.
Former Governor Mitch Daniels argued for years that Indiana had too much local government -- a costly maze of overlapping townships, taxing districts and city and county entities that took shape before the Civil War. The Republican even recruited his Democratic predecessor to help make the case.
Republican Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that his party’s presidential candidates must get specific on how they would reduce the federal budget deficit, suggesting that has to include tax increases.
Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels said Democratic “extremism” promotes a “pro-poverty policy” by hindering U.S. energy development, blocking the Keystone XL pipeline and backing costly environmental regulations.
As Republican governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels has been an efficiency maven, and his scalpel has gone after higher education along with everything else. He has also introduced price competition by welcoming Western Governors University Indiana, a low-cost online college that, among other heresies, gives credit for experience.