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Daniels-Christie 2012 Gathering Steam?

11:35 AM, May 10, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's recent praise of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels yesterday, I joked that Daniels/Christie would make an awfully good ticket for 2012.

Apparently, I'm not alone in liking both candidates. So does Speaker of the House John Boehner:

House Speaker John Boehner didn’t watch last week’s Republican presidential debate, but he knows whom he wants to see in the next one: Govs. Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels.

Asked Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” if Christie would make a strong candidate, Boehner responded, “I do,” adding that the New Jersey governor “ has done a great job and he speaks English, which the American people like – English, like in plain talk.”

Then, without prompting, Boehner brought up the Indiana governor, who has been slightly warmer to a candidacy than Christie. “I think Mitch Daniels is looking at this seriously … [a] person with a track record of reform in his state, the kind of reforms we need in Washington, D.C.”

Don't worry though, THE WEEKLY STANDARD remains very excited about the prospect of a Ryan-Rubio ticket.

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