Apologies for the recent lack of posting; I had a medical issue that essentially prevented me from using the computer.
As regular readers know, I was really hoping that Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana would jump into the presidential race this year. With his talk of the “red menace” of government debts/deficit and of the need for a truce on the culture wars, I thought Daniels was the candidate most likely to satisfy the preferences of liberty-minded voters and the right kind of person for the tasks confronting us ahead.
Well, looks like he will be president – just not of the United States. According to multiple reports, the “worst-kept secret in Indiana” is that Daniels will soon be named the next president of Purdue University. This is great news for Purdue – though I’d love to see Daniels have to resign the position before he even sets foot on campus in order to become Vice President of the US. But apparently this isn’t in the cards. Does this also mean that Daniels wouldn’t take the call (that Robert Gates did when he was President of Texas A&M) from a Republican President who needed him in a moment of crisis? I could see Daniels in a Romney administration.