Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: I will not run for president in 2012

By on May 22, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced on Saturday night that he will not run for president in 2012, and sent an email to all his supporters.

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According to US news sites on Sunday, May 22, 2011, Gov. Mitch Daniels decided not to seek for a 2012 presidential nomination approval from the GOP and said he wants to prioritize his family.

“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.” Gov. Mitch Daniels said in his official statement.

“Simply put, I find myself caught between two duties. I love my country; I love my family more.” Daniels added, noting that it has been more than one and a half year that he is being asked to run in the 2012 presidential election.

Daniels, 62, was a senior adviser to former President Ronald Reagan and became the budget director during the time of former US President George W. Bush.

Mitch Daniels is on his second term as Indiana Governor and reports said he is being eyed by some Republicans to be a strong candidate for president in 2012.

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