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Mitch Daniels Says 'No'

Mitch Daniels won't run in 2012:
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has opted not to run for president, citing the concerns of his family as the reason he's passing on a chance to claim the Oval Office.

Daniels, a two-term governor, was considered a top prospect of the GOP, and he was being urged to run by top members of his party. But in the end, he decided to sit out 2012, when Republicans are faced with the formidable task of unseating President Obama.

"I will not be a candidate," Daniels said in a statement to the Indianapolis Star. "On matters affecting us all, our family constitution gives a veto to the women's caucus, and there is no override provision. Simply put, I find myself caught between two duties. I love my country; I love my family more."
Not really a shocker announcement.

The question is, who will be the first to criticize Daniels for not loving his country enough?

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