Governor Daniels has announced he is not running for President. Did the recent Indiana State Supreme Court decision have anything to do with it? Tam says, "I doubt it." Mitch says he doesn't want to put his family through the campaign, never mind the stress and upheavel had he won the job.
It's a point. The campaign's got to be like touring with a rock band (only less dope. Well, maybe less) and sex licit and illicit (ditto) but even more stress. And the reward for winning is, you get the worst job in the world. Sure, you can nap or take days at a time to go play golf; all of it behind a wall of security, none of it more the than seconds away from communication at, as they love to intone, "...the highest levels..." which really means that by the time it reaches you, whatever it is has been well and truly fouled up. So I don't blame him. I don't know why anyone with more sense than a June bug would actually want to be President of the United States.
Which explains quite a lot, really. It certainly accounts for the things found swimming in the candidate pool and what crawls out when the counting is completed.
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