As for the "adult in the room," Mitch Daniels, his excuse was: "The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate. In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, the interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. ... If you feel that this was a non-courageous or unpatriotic decision, I understand and will not attempt to persuade you otherwise." Are we supposed to feel sympathy for Barbour, Huckabee or Daniels? Millions of conservatives like me feel the nation and even our planet are being stretched to the very limits of their capacity.