Thingish Things


Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - May• 20•11

Cheri Jacobus has a very good piece in The Hill today extolling the non-candidacy of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

Gov. Mitch Daniels. The Closer He Gets, The Better He Looks

“Mitch Daniels is the rare political candidate who looks better and better the more he comes into focus, rather than forcing us to reluctantly accept major flaws upon closer inspection,” Jacobus writes.  And , indeed, she is right. Daniels and his record as governor are looking better with every passing day.

The Indiana governor may not be flashy — he is anything but — but his distinct mid-western sensibilities might contrast brilliantly with President Obama’s over–the-top showmanship.  Obama oozes stardom and arrogance; Daniels oozes competence and humility. I would argue that the nation thirsts for the latter.

Governor Daniels says he will soon announce his intentions for 2012. I, for one, would gladly forgo hearing them for a while if that would help him become president.

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