Indiana's Governor Maintains He Won't Run for White House

Feb 20, 2012

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is once again brushing aside efforts by some to get him to enter the Republican Presidential contest. The online political journal Politico reports that some in the Republican Party are growing so concerned about the nominating process and the current crop of candidates that they’re looking for a late-entry nominee.

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb is quoted by Politico as saying “the whispers have becomes shouts” and that the knocks on Daniels’ door “have become fist pounding.”

Governor Daniels—who is serving his second and final term as Indiana’s chief executive—acknowledges that he’s being called upon by some in the G.O.P to enter the Presidential race. But Daniels tells the Indianapolis Star, “I never wanted to run, never planned to run.”

Other rumors have high-powered Republicans talking to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush about their possible interest in entering the G.O.P Presidential race.