Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Daniels won't rule out VP run

After endorsing Mitt Romney today, Mitch Daniels got the inevitable question about the metaphoric tomorrow.

FOX HOST KILMEADE: Governor, would you be the number two if asked?

DANIELS: It won't happen, so we won't take the audience's time with it, but I'll be glad to be a number 22 or wherever I can fit in in terms of supporting a winning campaign.

Daniels has been saddled with the reputation of being a squish on social issues, thanks to his call for a truce (also a "mute"!) on them until the debt thing gets worked out.

But if evangelicals took a closer look, they'd find that he's a very devout man with a very conservative record on social issues (also, read this interview with the evangelical magazine, World).

Having said that, the truce is probably a pretty big strike against him if Mitt wants to galvanize doubtful social cons.