Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Daniels in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

John Heilemann's and Mark Halperin's new book on the 2012 election, Double Down, apparently gives a good bit of attention to Mitch Daniels' role in the 2012 presidential election--not just in his decision not to run for president, but also in his active recruiting of other candidates to oppose Romney and personal distaste for his party's nominee. The author's cite Daniels referring to Romney as a "preprogrammed automaton" with a "plutocratic demeanor." The authors also cite a Fox News interview in which he was asked if he was waiting for a call from the Romney campaign regarding the vice presidency. Daniels responded, "Of course not. If I thought the call was coming, I would disconnect the phone." Ouch. Read more from the J&C here.