Gov. Daniels is a ‘Don’t Know’

A Gov. Daniels spokesperson calls to say he’s generally not responding to questions on the tax deal, but he’ll make an exception for us. According to his spokesperson, he says, “Clearly, it’s a terrible bill, but so is a massive tax increase that might prove impossible to unwind. So from this distance, I can’t tell which is worse.” Updated chart (feel free to mentally fill in Gov. Palin as a probable “no” and Gov. Huckabee as a “yes,” given his generally positive statements):

 

Q. If given the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on the Obama-McConnell tax deal as it currently stands (i.e., no further revisions), how would you vote?

 

Yes

No

Don’t Know

John Bolton   

 X

 

 

Mitch Daniels   

 

 

X

Newt Gingrich   

 X

 

Mike Huckabee   

 

 

 

Gary Johnson   

 

X

 

Sarah Palin   

 

 

 

Tim Pawlenty   

X

 

 

Mike Pence   

 

X

 

Mitt Romney   

 

X

 

Rick Santorum   

 

X

 

John Thune   

X

 

 

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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