Barbour Not Running For POTUS In 2012
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR
“I will not be a candidate for president next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided.”
The folks at HotAir are speculating that Barbour will support Mitch Daniels, perhaps in exchange for a spot in a Daniels administration:
Barbour dropping out will help clarify things a bit since, if Daniels does run, he’s now practically guaranteed Barbour’s endorsement and fundraising help. Barbour might not make it to the White House on his own, but if he joins forces with Mitch the Knife, he could get there as VP, chief of staff, or in any number of other roles. He’s a bottom-line kind of guy, and that’d be a shrewd bottom-line calculation. Now all Daniels has to do is play ball.
Indeed. The spotlight is on you, Mitch.