May 23, 2011

I would like to respond with a resounding YES! I don't know much about Mitch Daniels, and I'm pretty sure I would not have agreed with his policies, but I find it really sad that this is what politics in our country have become. It's sad that people who may be perfectly qualified to run for office cannot because in the words of Jill Scott their "background ain't squeaky clean." We are running away potentially great public servants because politics in this country has become a reality TV show. I'm not saying this to defend Mitch Daniels or his marriage but more so out of concern for this country. I believe potential candidates should be feted but the way we're going about it I think is dangerous.

I can completely understand why Mitch Daniels' wife did not want to be under that microscope as far as their marriage was concerned. Could you imagine the type of questions she would have been asked and how all of this would have played out in the media. It would have been a train wreck that would not have gotten him the White House but would have destroyed his family.

Here's the background on the Daniels' marriage:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and his wife, Cheri, divorced in the early 1990s after she left him and their four children, ages 8 to 14. She married another man, who also happened to be married when she got involved with him, before divorcing again and remarrying Daniels a few years later. source


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