Politico: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has taken himself out of the running for president, but he says he believes he could have defeated President Barack Obama for a second term.
“Yes, I think so,” Daniels said when asked whether he could have beaten Obama on ABC’s “This Week.” “I mean no one can know.”
Daniels said that his decision to not run was based on his family’s desire for privacy and security, which he said would inevitably have been lost in a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
“We've got young women, three of them that have been married not too long,” Daniels said. “They're looking forward to building lives, starting families and this was just a - a disruption that - that they were very, very leery of. And who wouldn't understand that?”Is it just me or does this sound like cheap talk? Honestly, I could not imagine Mitch Daniels beating Obama in 2012. As I have said time and time again on this blog, Obama and the left are going to tear into the GOP nominee with every dirty trick in the book. Does anyone really believe that wimpy Mitch Daniels would have been able to overcome that?