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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Students for Daniels

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Gov. Mitch Daniels is about to hit the airwaves in Iowa, New Hampshire and his home state of Indiana, months before any other potential 2012 candidate.

Except the Republican governor isn’t behind the TV spots, and is still a long way from deciding if he even wants to join the GOP nomination brawl.

The ads are being paid for by a growing student-run Draft Daniels movement, based at Yale University and now with 36 other campuses. The group says it will run the spot during this Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl on a Fox affiliate serving the greater Des Moines market. The group promises to run it later in Indiana and New Hampshire.

Iowa and New Hampshire will kick off the nomination race a little over a year from now.

The 30-second spot features an unnamed Yale political-science major recounting how happy she was when someone came along and bought her a car and subsidized her medical insurance.

“Everything was perfect. Until I got my credit card bill,” she says. “It turned he was spending all of my money!”