Too Much Burke for Too Long
Ross Douthat has a persuasive column arguing that, when it comes to health-care policy, conservatives are placing too much faith in their Milton Friedmanite free-market instincts and not enough in Edmund Burke’s respect for the wisdom of tradition. That …
Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, is worth watching. His changes as governor of Indiana helped position the state for strong economic growth, and he takes his new job (which he’s held for a bit more than two years) …
Set Field? Open Field? Either Way, It’s a Field Without Mitch
It’s not that big news breaks every time I’m on solo dad duty; it’s just that I remember every time that I’m away from a computer for long stretches and an earthquake shakes the political world …
WSJ: GOP Primary Voters Like Daniels’s Truce Idea, but Note Fine Print
Quite a few potential GOP contenders, like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, have derided Indiana governor Mitch Daniels’s comments that the country needs a “truce” on social issues while so many fiscal and foreign-policy crises rage unabated. But that …
Mitch Daniels: ‘The House Democrats have shown a complete contempt for the democratic process.’
You know, I’m hearing quite a bit from the communications office of Gov. Mitch Daniels today. It’s almost as if yesterday’s statement was a colossal mistake, and they realize that the governor cannot afford to look weak …
Mitch Daniels Clarifies: ‘Yesterday, I Was Careless.’
Mitch Daniels just issued this to Republican members of the Indiana General Assembly:
Republican Members of the General Assembly:
My comments yesterday afternoon were completely misunderstood by some members of the media, although not by most, and I take responsibility …
Mitch Daniels: Indiana Republicans Should Drop the Right to Work Bill
Color me extremely disappointed with Indiana governor Mitch Daniels right now:
Gov. Mitch Daniels signaled this afternoon that Republicans should to drop the right-to-work bill that has brought the Indiana House to a standstill for two days and imperiled other …
Mitch Daniels: ‘All claims made for Obamacare were false.’
In other Indiana news, Gov. Mitch Daniels takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to lay out how the states could enact genuinely helpful heath-care reform if Obamacare is neither repealed nor ruled unconstitutional.
Lest anyone suggest this …
Mike Pence Met With Mitch Daniels Tuesday
Columbus, Indiana-based WCSI does the forensics on Mike Pence’s upcoming decision, and reports that he met with another Indiana Republican mentioned as a possible candidate:
Sixth district Congressman Mike Pence says the conservative activists publicly lobbying him to run …
Fiscal Discipline Awards to Paul Ryan,
Let’s hear it for fiscal conservatives!
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is one of three winners of a new award for responsible financial stewardship and fiscal discipline in government. The first ever “Fiscy Awards” will be presented this week to …
Mitch Daniels, and . . . Kent Conrad?
I’ve been away for a week at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s summer honors program. It’s quite the unique and hugely edifying educational experience. And I will say more about it from time to time.
Meanwhile, the real …
Mitch Daniels Points Way to Higher-Ed Reform
Given the sorry state of much of higher ed today, it’s always nice to be able to write about some good news. This week, that news came from Purdue University’s president, Mitch Daniels. He recently penned an open …
Mitch Daniels: Not a Light Beer Man
Boy, they don’t teach journalism the way they used to. Sure, it’s interesting that potential presidential candidate Mitch Daniels held his own “beer summit” with college-age supporters. But for heaven’s sake, man, can’t you get more …
Mitch Daniels: Indiana Work Might Keep Me From Running
From comments like this, it is very easy to suspect that Mitch Daniels just doesn’t want to run for president:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels says he’ll stay focused on getting his Statehouse agenda passed, …
Mitch Daniels on Monday: ‘The elite in American society, really, are government unions.’
The office of the governor of Indiana would like to make sure you saw the governor’s comments to NPR’s Diane Rehm, a few days ago, in which his concept of public sector unions as a powerful special interest …
Democrat Legislators’ Temporary, Small-Scale Secessions
From Wednesday’s Morning Jolt:
The audio of Mitch Daniels, found here, will be a bit of a Rorschach test for conservatives; I suspect a few will see a governor with a set plan to enact education reform pushing aside …
The Deficit Is Too (Darn) High
Somehow I get the feeling that before the year is done, Students for Daniels will manage to put up commercials that feature cameos by every star of 2010: Aqua Buddha, Dale Peterson, Demonsheep . . .
I say this based upon the surprise appearance …
Bubbly Blondes in Low-Cut Tops for Mitch 2012!
The Left Coast Rebel sends word that Students for Daniels PAC will be running an ad on a Des Moines, Iowa affiliate during the Pro Bowl touting Mitch Daniels.
Yes, that would be Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels who hasn’t …
Really? Mitch Daniels Must Not Be Allowed to Speak at CPAC?
Arriving in my e-mailbox:
The American Principles Project today blasted the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for giving a major platform to potential 2012 presidential candidate Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who recently called on Republicans to make a “truce” on social …
Mitch Daniels: ‘My Duty Is Here. My Heart Is Here.’
Campaign Spot reader Ben calls my attention to this exchange between Indiana governor Mitch Daniels and an Indiana television reporter, which could be interpreted as a sign that his heart isn’t really in a presidential run, at least at …