INDIANAPOLIS, June 20 (UPI) -- Republicans at their Indiana state convention this weekend urged Gov. Mitch Daniels to run for president in 2012, but he said his "heart" is still in the state.
The Indianapolis Star reported the immediate job for Republicans at the convention was nominating a statewide slate in 2010, but delegates Saturday had their minds on 2012, chanting, "Run, Mitch, run."
Though he refused to close the door entirely, Daniels said, "My thoughts are here. My plans are here. My heart is here." He told the 1,500 delegates, "I have never once looked in the bathroom mirror and seen the president of the United States looking back."
As he left the Indiana Convention Center, Daniels told reporters a run for the presidency is "nothing I'm prepared to discuss any time soon and maybe never. I've got my concentration on Indiana. I promised a few folks that maybe I'd listen to them later on, but nothing has changed about that. I still don't expect or plan to do anything other than try to use every day of our term."