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Mitch Daniels is no Chris Christie

Not to say that Mitch is bad or that Chris is good, or vice versa. They do have different styles, though, don’t they. Certainly, a part of choosing people to admire lies in one’s own preference. I also imagine Chris Christie is different in his private life than his public persona (many are). But the headline is a come-on. Maybe some of you will forgive me for this sly trick.

The early part of the year while researching Mitch as a possible 2012 contender, I stumbled upon a factoid about the Oaks Academy in Indianapolis:

From the Weekly Standard

In 1998, with a few other couples from Tabernacle and a nearby Baptist congregation, he [Daniels] and his wife founded a “Christ-centered” school, The Oaks Academy, in a downtown neighborhood the local cops called “Dodge City.” It’s flourishing now with 315 mostly poor kids who pursue a classical education: Latin from third grade on, logic in middle school, rhetoric in eighth grade, an emphasis throughout on the treasures of Western Civilization.

I was curious, and found a YouTube with 14 views recorded. It will not be tweeted or linked in the media whirl surrounding the elections. For that reason I thought you would like a peek behind the curtain to see what many won’t.

I’ll keep this brief because people are focused on their goals and the events that bombard us every day. For that reason, I wished to share something with any of you who may need a bit of inspiration today.

Partner Morning 2008 (video)

“Not a candle but a lighthouse.”

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  1. Yes I agree that Mitch Daniels is no Chris Christie. Christie reminds me more of Rudy Giuliani in his in your face combative approach to the news media. Mitch reminds me more of his mentor, Richard Lugar, in trying to appear more fair and balanced when he is in the media spotlight.

    • I know nothing about Lugar other than he needs to be primaried, I think in 2012? I had a fleeting Christie crush, mostly due to the fact that I took an intermission from politics and didn’t have the facts yet. Now, Christie is not in my top 4 or 5. I get a bad vibe from the guy. Little too opportunistic for my liking. I’d sure like to see him replace Holder right now, though.

      • I do not yet have any candidate that I have locked in on. For one thing they have got to announce they are officially running. One who I will keep my eye on is Tim Pawlenty after seeing him speak at CPAC, I think he is the only speaker who may be running to speak about how wrong and disjointed Obama has been on Egypt.

        • I know Cato gave Pawlenty great ratings. I’m like you as far as jumping on anyone’s bandwagon before the field is settled. There has been so much disinformation on Daniels, I do chime in. But my mind is still fairly open with the exception of some retreads I don’t need to name. The only CPAC speeches I watched were Cain and Daniels. My interest right now is on WI and IN because that’s all I am hearing about on our local big talker.

  1. Yes I agree that Mitch Daniels is no Chris Christie. Christie reminds me more of Rudy Giuliani in his in your face combative approach to the news media. Mitch reminds me more of his mentor, Richard Lugar, in trying to appear more fair and balanced when he is in the media spotlight.

    • I know nothing about Lugar other than he needs to be primaried, I think in 2012? I had a fleeting Christie crush, mostly due to the fact that I took an intermission from politics and didn’t have the facts yet. Now, Christie is not in my top 4 or 5. I get a bad vibe from the guy. Little too opportunistic for my liking. I’d sure like to see him replace Holder right now, though.

      • I do not yet have any candidate that I have locked in on. For one thing they have got to announce they are officially running. One who I will keep my eye on is Tim Pawlenty after seeing him speak at CPAC, I think he is the only speaker who may be running to speak about how wrong and disjointed Obama has been on Egypt.

        • I know Cato gave Pawlenty great ratings. I’m like you as far as jumping on anyone’s bandwagon before the field is settled. There has been so much disinformation on Daniels, I do chime in. But my mind is still fairly open with the exception of some retreads I don’t need to name. The only CPAC speeches I watched were Cain and Daniels. My interest right now is on WI and IN because that’s all I am hearing about on our local big talker.

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