According to USA Today, some influential Republicans are still urging Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to mount an eleventh hour run for the presidency.
I think that Mitch Daniels missed the boat for a successful run for the Republican presidential nomination. He lags way behind in financing and does not really have the national profile to compete against Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
He’d have to run the table to win the nomination outright, which is virtually impossible.
There is the possibility that if no candidate reaches the minimum number of delegates by the time of the Republican National Convention, the parties leaders could hold a brokered convention, which would release pledged delegates from their obligations to candidates and allow partisans to negotiate for the nomination.
The fact that we’re even having this debate tells me that the Republicans are still not in love with Mitt Romney. This baffles me because senior party leadership knew that Romney wasn’t immensely popular six years ago.
Politicians do not get better on future examination.