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Mitch Daniels: ‘At Peace’ With Decision Not to Run for President, Deflects VP Speculation

"Such a far-fetched question."

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he's "at peace" with his decision not to join the GOP presidential field.

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Daniels reiterated his earlier statements that his choice not to run was a family decision, and said he has no intention of reconsidering.

"This race can do fine without me," he said.

Deflecting speculation about whether he would ever agree to be someone's running mate, Daniels said it's "such a far-fetched question" that he doesn't answer it.

But as far as the current crop of candidates goes, Daniels said he thinks the campaign is off to a good start.

"Those are good people with a lot of character and a lot of them I think have the right skill set to be president," Daniels said, noting that he would campaign for whichever candidate ultimately gets the Republican nomination.

At the same time, he said, there's nothing wrong with more people entering the field, saying it's "a more the merrier situation" to find the best candidate to beat President Barack Obama for re-election next year.

Whoever the nominee is, Daniels said he hopes he hopes they will have an inclusive message.

"I personally hope that our party wil speak the lang of unity," Daniels said. "We don't need to bash the president -- the failure of what he's done for this country is pretty obvious to us all."

One last thing…
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