George W. Bush,  Mitch Daniels,  President 2012

President 2012 Video: Mitch Daniels Running With Haley Barbour Would Have Been Fun

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on Fox News this morning

So, does this mean, Governor that you are a candidate for the Presidency?

“We’re old pals, and we cut cards, and I drew a two.

No, actually, I was very interested in what Governor Barbour was thinking, but it would’ve been fun to be in it together.

I tell you what — you all would have had a little more fun, a few more laughs if we were both in there.

And it would’ve been very clean and upbeat, which I hope it will be, anyway.”

But, why say, “I hope it will be anyway?”

And, why talk about 2012 with your former boss, President George W. Bush?

Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels revealed Tuesday he has consulted with his former boss, former President George W. Bush, about a potential run for the White House in 2012.

Although he wouldn’t divulge details of the discussion, Daniels, who served as Bush’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, said he is aware he owes people an answer about a bid. Daniels has said he would make up his mind at the conclusion of the legislative session in Indiana, which ended Friday.

When asked if he would like to run, Daniels responded “Would I like to? No. What sane person would like to?”

“Believe it or not, I’m not one of those people who’s ever sat around scheming and dreaming,” Daniels said on “Fox and Friends.” “Never entered my mind, but I’ve agreed at the behest of a lot of people to give it some thought.”

The thought is that Mitch Daniels will very likely run – especially since he has been discussing the race with Bush donors for some months now.