Hmmmm. Mitch Daniels on how much he values a booming economy:
So does that mean the more Daniels helps the state's economy improve, the more he hurts GOP candidates who might be eying him as a running mate? Asked about this in an interview Friday, Daniels said: "So be it." He continued, "I want the economy to get better. ... We all -- whatever we disagree on -- we’ve all got a credible interest in that happening. I'd be very happy, honestly, to trade a booming American economy for the president’s reelection. I would.”
Seriously? This is a little myopic of the governor, I think. The economy rises and falls periodically because of a number of factors, so he'd be trading something temporarily good for the permanent damage Obama could cause in four more years. And if the economy really booms, it will be in spite of Obama's policies, not because of them.