Has Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels doomed his presidential hopes by flip-flopping on social issues?
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a putative candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has flipped and flopped on the question of whether his party should give high priority to political fights over such hot-button social issues as abortion and gay marriage.
In so doing, Daniels has aroused the ire of die-hard cultural warriors, which seemingly does his presidential aspirations no good. You see, the thing to remember is that GOP primary voters are more socially conservative than their party’s rank-and-file, not to mention the general populace. To these zealots, social issues are foremost.
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