Another potential GOP candidate for 2012 bites the dust. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who was once a top aide to George W. Bush, has announced that, despite urging from several members of his party, he will not run for the presidency.
A portion of his official statement:
"Over the last year and a half, a large and diverse group of people have suggested to me an idea that I never otherwise would have considered, that I run for President. I’ve asked for time to think it over carefully, but these good people have been very patient and I owe them an answer."
"The answer is that I will not be a candidate. What could have been a complicated decision was in the end very simple: on matters affecting us all, our family constitution gives a veto to the women’s caucus, and there is no override provision. Simply put, I find myself caught between two duties. I love my country; I love my family more."
Read the rest of his statement here.