“He’s receiving quite a bit of counsel and encouragement,” [Ed] Rollins said. “He knows he has roughly a June 1 deadline to decide. Personally, it’s my sense that he’ll go for it this time.” “Governor Huckabee is considering a presidential race seriously,” Mr. Rollins added.(3) After yesterday's cyclone of speculation regarding his entrance into the presidential fray, Gov. Mitch Daniels is telling reporters he won't make any decisions until after the current (fractious) session of the Indiana General Assembly adjourns at the end of the week:
Daniels made light of the possibility he would be a presidential candidate, joking, "I know this is the time for presidential jockeying, and I said if anyone is built for being a jockey, it's me," referring to his short stature.
He later told reporters he would make an announcement either way after the Indiana General Assembly completes this session, scheduled to end Friday.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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