In a meeting yesterday with The Indianapolis Star, Gov. Mitch Daniels’s words suggested that he wasn’t running. “I like all these folks [possible GOP presidential candidates], and odds are I will likely end up supporting one of them,” Daniels said.
But to one reporter present, the overall impression made by Daniels suggested a likely presidential run.
“Daniels eagerly fielded questions about the idea of running for president during a meeting with The Indianapolis Star’s Editorial Board on Tuesday afternoon,” reported Matthew Tully. “His answers made clear what we already knew — that he is giving the question deep thought — and underscored how intently he has worked through the issues that would face him and the messages on which he would base a campaign.”
Daniels said that if he did run, his campaign would focus on the national debt, an issue that he thinks the nation is “starting to run out of time,” to address.
Daniels, who has said for a while that he will not make his decision until after Indiana’s legislative session is done (most likely sometime later in April) also remarked on how the 2012 campaigning is off to a slow start “It’s amazing that we have the luxury of time,” he said.