In an ongoing series, TIME Magazine is reviewing the pros and cons of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selecting potential running mates with a focus on Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for this installment.
According to TIME, the best quality Daniels brings to the table is that he’s a impressively credentialed fiscal wonk who has some qualities that Romney sorely lacks—he connects with people.
From TIME Magazine:
By eschewing the strident tone of his counterparts and embracing an everyman persona—an avid motorcycle rider, he rode a tattered RV around the state in his first campaign and embraced the slogan “My Man Mitch”—Daniels managed to implement a conservative agenda without arousing the ire of independents.
“He’s kind of a Scott Walker without the aggressive tone,” says (Bert) Rockman, a political science professor at Indiana’s Purdue University.