The Speech: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ SOTU Retort

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is bland oatmeal, but he’s civil and gave as good a speech as Barack Obama did for his 2012 State of the Union (SOTU) address.

As a liberal who plans to vote for President Obama in November, I nevertheless can’t think of anything that Governor Daniels says here that isn’t reasonable.

Why didn’t this guy run for President of the United States? I didn’t even know there were such sane Republicans in leadership anymore.

Behold a Republican making a speech devoid of Obama hatred, gross distortions, craziness, and indecency. How curiously odd.


My guess is that, if Mitt Romney manages to con enough red meat conservative primary voters to vote for him and not Newt Gingrich, and wins the nomination, that he’ll immediately tack “left” and start talking exactly like Mitch Daniels does here.

Romney will do this calmly, systematically, repeatedly. It’s quite obvious that, if he does, he’s got a high probability of winning.

The weak Republican field and ridiculous beliefs of the Republican base voters obfuscate the real political climate for 2012. Not until watching Governor Mitch Daniels’ speech have I really absorbed just how vulnerable President Obama is to a crushing electoral defeat in November. Independents will salivate to a Daniels-like message. Mitt Romney knows this. It’s why he’s trying so hard to win the Republican primary. Newt Gingrich, were he to win, might very likely blow the lay up.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to The Speech: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ SOTU Retort

  1. Santi Tafarella says:

    Reblogged this on Fuddy Duddy Professor.

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