Talking to the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, Mitch Daniels said his thinking about whether to run for president or not was currently “muddled.”
But while Daniels’s dithering suggests a potentially half-hearted candidate, Daniels wants to make clear that’s not the case.
“If we get in, we will go all out, and we know a little about how to do that,” he said. “So reluctance or hesitation about running doesn’t mean we would be a reluctant candidate if we got there.”
It’s believed that while Daniels wants to run, his family’s reluctant attitude toward a campaign is holding him back. Balz reported that Daniels “got quiet” when asked about the family situation.
“I don’t have much more to say about that,” Daniels replied. “It’s just a very important factor.”