Mitch Daniels Not Running in 2012

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Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana announced over the weekend that he would not be seeking the Republican nomination for president, telling the Indianapolis Star, “I love my country, but I love my family more.” A popular governor with significant experience in the private sector who is known as an intellectual heavyweight on fiscal reform issues, Daniels was considered a favorite of many conservative pundits. Among a relatively weak field of potential Republican candidates, Daniels stood out as someone who could both appeal to the party’s conservative base, and the political center in a general election.

Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies, and author of "Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur," gives us his take on where Daniels' announcement leaves his party going into 2012.