The Los Angeles Times profiles Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and his possible candidacy. If Daniels gets in, that puts the five top tier GOP candidates –Gingrich, Huntsman, Pawlenty and Romney are the other four– in the category of serious idea guys. Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum would be longshots but credentialed and serious longshots, not Dennis Kucinich side-shows.
Well constructed debates featuring these seven working over the president’s disastrous fiscal policy choices and his fecklessness abroad in places like Egypt, Iran, Libya and Syria would help set up next year’s choice with great clarity.
MSM is trying to start the meme about a “thin field” but this group of candidates brings years of executive experience and competence to the table that President Obama has so obviously lacked and shows no sign of developing.