Again, Daniels Will Not Run For President

Political analysts say Governor Mitch Daniels will not be convinced to run for president.

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Some people have been wondering whether Mitch Daniels might still be a presidential candidate with no clear GOP front runner.

The Republican establishment’s dissatisfaction with its current cast of presidential nominees has once again thrown Governor Mitch Daniels into the spotlight.

Recent polls show former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to trail former Senator Rick Santorum in Michigan—Romney’s home state. This is sparking concerns over Romney’s electability come November if he secures the Republican nomination.

The result has been renewed calls for Governor Mitch Daniels to throw his hat into the presidential ring. Daniels announced in May he would not run for President, citing family reasons. Ed Feigenbaum is a political analyst with Indiana Legislative Insight. He does not expect the governor to change his mind now even through pressure for him to run has resurfaced.

“Governor Daniels can’t be persuaded to run against the will of the Daniels women,” Feigenbaum says. “His decision has not changed since he first made it. And the latest round of pressure have not affected the votes of the women in the Daniels household.”

In May Daniels said he thought he could beat President Obama but that his decision did not hinge on that and instead was based on the potential impact on his family.

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