|Lt. Governor Becky Skillman|
Let's say that that Governor Daniels does run for President. Would he stay as as Governor while he's campaigning all over the country? Given how contentious General Assembly sessions are in Indiana, would he attempt to continue an active role in pushing legislation despite campaign obligations?
I frankly don't see it. Gov. Daniels, like him or not, doesn't seem the type who would want to distance himself from being governor while campaigning In Iowa and New Hampshire. Indiana, the 13th biggest state in the country, definitely presents full-time gubernatorial obligations.
Everyone seems to be talking about a Daniels presidential run. What people should be talking about is the distinct possibility, if he does run for President, that he will resign propelling Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman into the Governor's Office.
Of course, Lt. Governor Skillman previously took herself out of running in 2012 for the top spot because of "minor health problems." Could that have been because she knew she would have "Governor" on her resume due to Mitch Daniels leaving office before the end of his term? Could it have been part of a deal between Daniels, Pence and Skillman to avoid a contested 2012 gubernatorial primary?