Washington Post Pushes Mitch Daniels for Republican Presidential Nominee, Rush Limbaugh Expresses Doubts

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who recently caved-in to fleeing Democrat lawmakers by giving away freedom in exchange for continuing Big Labor compulsion, receives a glowing Washington Post blog post while Rush Limbaugh is dubious:

RUSH: I’m just sick and tired of Democrat Party and the media picking our candidates. They picked McCain. They picked Dole. I’m tired of it. I don’t care who the candidate is, I’m sick of Democrats picking them, because I know they’re not gonna pick somebody that can win. That’s the whole point.

Headline: “Mitch Daniels: The Man Who Could Reshape the Republican Field.” Okay, I think Chris Cillizza wants Obama to be reelected. I know Chris; he works at it Washington Post. Chris Cillizza is like everybody else in the main stream media: He doesn’t want a conservative to be elected. So here we get a piece in the Washington Post telling us that the only chance we really have as Republicans is if Daniels is the nominee. Sorry, folks, it’s the messenger here that is alerting my antennae — and in this piece is a quasi-endorsement of Mitch Daniels from none other than Obama!

What I saw Thursday night at the debate does not lead to our defeat. This story tells me it does. This story tells me that that will cause us to lose, and therefore somebody who would not have sounded that way Thursday night is the only one that can win — and in today’s case it happens to be Mitch Daniels.

It’s time to get serious now? Well, given the source, I read that is a giant slam. That’s an insult. That is a profound insult, and I consider the source: Where is it coming from?

CALLER: Now, being from the great state of Indiana, I heard what you said last week about Mitch Daniels, about him not wanting to debate Obama on foreign policy. I myself kinda scratched my skull over that one. But anyway, I think that Daniels has been my dark horse. … I mean you could have ten or 12 guys running and still they’re gonna pick the weakest candidate, and that’s what scares me the most. It could be Daniels, you name one that they all hate, we could end up with another McCain. That’s my biggest fear. It’s still early in the game, and it’s way out there from –

RUSH: That’s not gonna happen if there’s a genuine, unapologetic conservative running. That simply won’t happen. But, you know, I had forgotten until you just now reminded me that Mitch Daniels did say last week that he wasn’t yet ready to debate Obama on foreign policy after the Osama mission. Hm-hm. I had totally forgotten that. John, I appreciate it.

(For full transcript RushLimbaugh.com)

Plus — Daniels, armed with solid Republican House and Senate majorities, traded away the unshackling all Indiana workers from compulsory unionism to Big Labor. Daniels claimed that the timing was not right for freedom in Indiana. Actually, the timing is not right for a Daniels presidential campaign.