I am Mitch Daniels, Hear Me Purr!

I've been warning folks about Mitch Daniels. Warning, warning, warning. Fortunately for those of us who have been ringing the alarms, Mitch Daniels has essentially committed political suicide. Hopefully it will now be a bit easier to persuade fellow conservatives that Mitch is not our man.

Yesterday, Mitch Daniels opened the door to a presidential bid...
During an interview at the winter meeting of the National Governors Association here over the weekend, Daniels said he has now been persuaded to keep open the door to a possible candidacy.
...and then he promptly slammed that door shut after throwing Scott Walker under the bus:
Democrats went into a behind-closed-doors meeting Monday, refusing to return to the floor. Today, sources told The Indianapolis Star that Democrat lawmakers have left the state.

Daniels, a Republican, supported their right to deny Republicans a quorum to do business and the rights of labor unions to protest at the Statehouse.

“The activities of today are perfectly legitimate part of the process,” he said. “Even the smallest minority, and that’s what we’ve heard from in the last couple days, has every right to express the strength of its views and I salute those who did.”
Mitch is so desperate to be "liked" by Democrats that he's willing to salute the fleebaggers? What a wuss!
...right at the moment when Scott Walker is being treated like a conquering hero by conservatives across the country for standing up to the unions and the Democratic fleebaggers, Mitch Daniels is faced with the exact same situation and he's choosing to give in. To find someone who was routed as clearly as Daniels was here, you have to go all the way back to France in WW2.
Even Jim Geraghty (once a starry-eyed Mitch Daniels apologist) is finally seeing the light.
Color me extremely disappointed with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels right now...

...a concession to Democrats on major reforms like these will spur a lot of talk about Daniels’ toughness, or whether he’s too conciliatory to an opposition that has gone completely off the rails, or more accurately, out of the state….
I hope George Will (a Scott Walker admirer) will soon see the light too.


The Other Mccain: Mitch Daniels Boomlet Ends

Hot Air: Apparently, Mitch Daniels not running for president.

Say Anything: Mitch Daniels Caves


Right Wing News: The End Of Mitch Daniels’ Presidential Aspirations

The Roughblog: Mitch Daniels is a Coward

Mark Levin: "Mr. Daniels, you get a little ‘x.’ You’re too weak."

Memeorandum discussion, here

Update: David Brooks, known for his "bromance" with Barack Obama, lurves him some Mitch.


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