Mitch Daniels Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/23/2011 4:56:02 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 6, 2011, file photo Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels greets President Barack Obama upon his arrival in Indianapolis, Ind. Tensions between tea partyers and more traditional Republicans are rising as influential GOP donors try to entice a more established candidate to jump into the 2012 presidential race. Influential GOP donors have sought to coax Daniels, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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    Posted: 5/23/2011 4:55:57 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, Gov Mitch Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Daniels said Sunday, May 22, 2011, he won't run for president because of family concerns. "In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one," he said, disclosing his decision in a middle-of-the-night e-mail to supporters. "The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry, " Daniels said. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
  •  - File photo shows Indiana Governor Daniels standing for national anthem at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    File photo shows Indiana Governor Daniels standing for national anthem at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Posted: 5/22/2011 6:38:08 PM EST
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels stands for the national anthem at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington, in this February 11, 2011 file photo. Daniels said on May 22, 2011 that he has decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination due to family considerations, further weakening the party's field of candidates. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - File photo of Indiana Governor Daniels speaking at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    File photo of Indiana Governor Daniels speaking at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Posted: 5/22/2011 6:36:50 PM EST
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington, in this February 11, 2011 file photo. Daniels said on May 22, 2011 that he has decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination due to family considerations, further weakening the party's field of candidates. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Posted: 5/22/2011 2:33:50 PM EST
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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    Posted: 5/22/2011 2:10:45 PM EST
    FILE - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels talks about the improved state revenue forecast during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, in this April 15, 2011 file photo. In a middle-of-the-night message on Sunday May 22, 2011, Daniels said he was taking the advice of his family and would skip a White House bid in 2012. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
  •  - Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Posted: 5/22/2011 2:08:50 AM EST
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
  •  - Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington

    Posted: 5/20/2011 4:03:49 PM EST
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) dinner in Washington February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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    Posted: 5/19/2011 5:25:49 PM EST
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels answers questions Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Palais Royale ballroom during a breakfast speech in South Bend, Indiana. Daniels, who was President George W. Bush?s budget chief as the federal ledger lurched dramatically in the wrong direction, is flirting with seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. He says his six years as Indiana governor prove he?s an unrelenting fiscal hawk who knows how to turn deficits into balanced budgets. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Greg Swiercz)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 8:55:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 30, 2011 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks during a news conference in Indianapolis. The more Republicans get to know their potential presidential candidates, the less happy they are with their choices. Some 45 percent in an AP-GfK poll say they're dissatisfied with the GOP candidates who have declared or are thought to be serious about running, up from 33 percent just two months ago. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 5:50:53 AM EST
    Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks at the state Republican Party fundraiser in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 5:50:53 AM EST
    Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks at the state Republican Party fundraiser in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 5:50:53 AM EST
    Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks at the state Republican Party fundraiser in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 5:50:52 AM EST
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels greets first lady Cheri Daniels before she speaks at the state Republican Party fundraiser in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 5:50:52 AM EST
    First lady Cheri Daniels walks to the podium after being greeted by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels before she speaks at the state Republican Party fundraiser in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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    Posted: 5/11/2011 5:25:48 PM EST
    President Barack Obama is greeted by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels upon his arrival in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, May 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 5/10/2011 9:36:29 PM EST
    President Barack Obama is greeted by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as he steps off Air Force One in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, May 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 5/10/2011 7:35:48 PM EST
    President Barack Obama talks with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as he steps off Air Force One upon his arrival in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, May 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 5/10/2011 6:05:52 PM EST
    President Barack Obama is greeted by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels upon his arrival in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, May 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  •  - U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels upon his arrival in Indianapolis

    U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels upon his arrival in Indianapolis

    Posted: 5/6/2011 11:50:58 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (L) upon his arrival in Indianapolis May 6, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)