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Gov. Mitch Daniels on Gas Prices "Let's Give Obama Credit, He Wanted Higher Gas Prices and He Got 'Em"

I know, I know. Another post on gas prices. I’m not trying to beat a dead horse, I’m just proving my point. Gas prices will be a major source of concern for the Obama Administration and the Obama re-elect campaign. Governor Mitch Daniels swiftly and soundly cuts the President off at the knees, by not […]

Mitch Daniels – Real. Proven. Leadership.

(Originally written as the monologue for “Gillespie” airing every Tuesday night at 10pm on It’s almost like deja vu all over again. Just a few weeks ago, I was discussing Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and his apparent lack of interest in having a Right-to-Work law pass the Indiana Legislature during this very contentious session. […]

The Pro-Life Credentials of Mitch Daniels

Much continues to made of Governor Mitch Daniels “truce” statements.  Of course, the howling continues because when it’s brought up he continues to defend it. So what did he say now? Via the National Review: Laura Ingraham asks Mitch Daniels about his “truce” idea and he sticks with it: If you don’t accept that we […]

Mitch Daniels on Obamacare

Governor Daniels recently did an exclusive interview with the Heritage Foundation on the devastating consequences of Obamacare, especially as it pertains to Indiana. In addition, in a blog post Daniels wrote for Heritage, he noted: I note with special sadness that first and foremost amongst the bill’s consequences will be the probable demise of the […]

Thomas Cook and I Do a Battle Royale About Mitch Daniels

Thomas Cook and I debated the merits of a potential Mitch Daniels candidacy for President in 2012 on Fox 59’s “Face Off” segment. We were put in a boxing ring (no, I’m not kidding) in the studio and told to “duke it out”. We ended up arguing this topic for close to 23 minutes before […]

No Presidential Run for Paul Ryan in 2012, But He Likes Mitch!

Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin may not want to run for President in 2012, but he tells the Weekly Standard that he’s got someone else in mind who would be perfect for the job: Ryan was willing to talk up the presidential prospects of another Republican: Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. “He would be a great […]

On Mitch Daniels and Leadership

*The following was my opening monologue to start my brand new internet radio show “Gillespie” airing Tuesdays at 7pm on  In case you miss the show I will be posting these here every Wednesday following the Tuesday show.* We’re gonna open this show with an observation about leadership. President Calvin Coolidge once said that […]

Does Indiana Have a Model State Budget?

Governor Mitch Daniels was on CNBC this morning talking about how Indiana’s budget has been in the black while so many states have been suffering in the red. Governor Daniels is asked if it’s all about cutting taxes or cutting the budget. He says it’s both. It’s amazing to think that while Indiana was in […]

Mitch Would Reinstate Mexico City Policy

So says Michael Gershon at Real Clear Politics: “I would reinstate the Mexico City policy,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told me, removing an uncertainty of his own creation. Promoting abortion with international family planning funds is one of “a thousand things we shouldn’t be spending money on.” Well, that was quick. Here’s the thing. Social […]

The Truce: A Smart Move or a Wave of the White Flag

By now, we’ve all heard about Gov. Mitch Daniels now infamous “truce” on social issues in his interview with the Weekly Standard.    Opinions from the four corners of Indiana and beyond have been offered.  Some of them supportive: Those who have watched Daniels campaign or govern know he has long declined to exploit hot-button […]