Columnist George Will notices Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence and wonders if Indiana represents the wave of the future:
There is more to limited government than limiting its spending, but there will be nothing limited about government unless its spending is strenuously limited.
This does not impress Torpor Indiana or Taking Down Words, another Indiana blog. I would recommend that the both of them (as well as Masson's Blog, which notes their comments), take the time to read Virginia's Postrel's insightful "The Future and its Enemies" that Daniels has taken inspiration from. She explains, among other things, why you can't build a "bridge to the future." (Because it assumes that you're going from one fixed point to another fixed point. The future isn't like that -- think of trying to cross a raging river on a raft. By the time you get to the other side, you will be at a point you cannot have imagined.)
I'm more impressed with Daniels because of the Postrel connection than anything else I've learned about him -- it shows he's a dynamist (her term). Wave of the future, indeed.