November 9, 2008
Hmm. Even the Courier-Journal is getting into the Mitch Daniels 2012 speculating game. I don’t really have a strong opinion about him; he’s the governor of Kentucky’s charming northern neighbors, but he’s also the guy who got rid of their crazy time zones, which makes Indiana decidedly less charming, in my view of things. And there was that weird fundraiser thing when he ran against Joe Kernan that apparently involved a cartoon of Kernan with a bra on his head. If I’m remembering correctly… But someone described like this might be good for the GOP to keep around:
“Gov. Daniels is the kind of Republican I’m talking about,” Ayres said. “He has an ideological rudder but is a very effective leader of a state government.”
Of course when the next line involves discussing the importance and duties of the OMB, he may not match up well against Obama. Especially when you glance at the Bush Administration’s budget management, or lack thereof.