Daniels: I Coulda Won Vs. Obama

But stands by decision not to run, says daughters needed privacy
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2011 10:26 AM CDT
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels puts his tongue in his cheek while listening to a question about the possibility of a 2012 presidential run, Saturday, April 30, 2011.   (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

(Newser) – Mitch Daniels thinks his chances of unseating President Obama would have been pretty good, had he decided to enter the 2012 race: "Yeah, I think so," he replied when asked if he could have won. "I mean no one can know.” But he emphasized that his decision to stay on the sidelines was based on family concerns, reports Politico. “We've got young women, three of them that have been married not too long,” Daniels said. “They're looking forward to building lives, starting families, and this was just a—a disruption that—that they were very, very leery of. And who wouldn't understand that?”

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