Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels with his expressed intent today to sign legislation cutting Indiana Planned Parenthood funding has risen to the top of Presidential candidate discussion.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) would be the “perfect pick” for the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, said Tea Party figurehead and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas).
Armey, in a video posted Friday to the website of the conservative magazine Newsmax, effused praise for Daniels and expressed a preference for one of the other former governors expected to join the race as a possible alternative.
“I think Mitch Daniels would be the perfect pick for us; he’s exactly the man with the proven record that we’re looking for,” Armey said. “He has no need for sensation, but he knows how to get focused on the work and get it done.”
If not Daniels, Armey said, one of the other governors should get the nod.
The GOP establishment likes Mitch Daniels as the anti-Romney as does the Bush organization. Daniels should decide in the next day or so and then Mike Huckabee will make his intentions known.
The race for 2012 will be heating up this next week or so.