In a midnight email, Mitch Daniels told his closest friends he wouldn't be running for President in 2012.
Good. One more squish out of the way.
I hope my blog post circulated through Twitter to enough people to make it clear the story about his wife leaving him for four years wasn't going to play well in the media.
The situation made Daniels look like a Beta male and was a certain recipe for defeat to Obama.
Not that Daniels was getting the nomination, anyway ...but he was probably in the Top 5.
Former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain has announced that he is in the race.
Cain made a great showing at the recent South Carolina debate, with many people gravitating towards him based on his businesslike approach and logical, unconvoluted answers to questions.
Cain is charming, that is a given. But I don't think he is a realistic candidate.
He's never been elected to anything, and to start at President is asking voters for a bit too much.
I actually think Cain is running for something else. He's making a name for himself this year so that he can be elected Governor or Senator a few years in the future.
Cain is not going to get past the big bucks of the Romney team.
And if Sarah Palin jumps into the race, she is going to suck all the air out of the room.
The media will go beserk.
People like Cain, Gary Johnson, and Ron Paul might as well quit if she gets in.