I’ve mentioned several times that I’m a big fan of Mitch Daniels. He’s still way in the back of the pack polling-wise, and it’s not at all clear he will run. Nonetheless, over at the NYT Caucus blog, and in more detail, in the Times Business Section, David Leonhardt looks at some of Daniels’ appeal. An excerpt:
Mr. Daniels often talks a lot like a libertarian. And it does not appear to be an act. He genuinely seems to believe that government should be kept as small as possible . . . .
Wow, a potential Presidential candidate who actually seems to believe what he’s saying. Presumably this means he could never be elected, but at least it’s nice to know such a creature exists. [...]