Well, we all expected it, and we knew it was coming soon to a
theater community near us. Daniels has dug out his farm hats and dusted off his down-home looking shirts and is all set to travel the state again with his dog and pony show. Gone will be the polished suits and the CEO style that surfaced the day after his election in 2004. Back are those quintessential Hoosier items – the farm caps – the rolled up simple cotton shirts – the “aw shucks” demeanor.
But will he travel the state again in an RV, or will he be more conventional this time around? His RV One must be in mothballs by now although it seems I remember a flap some time ago about his use of the vehicle to attend a political event.
With his TV commericals beginning soon, we will once again be treated to his attempts to act like “one of us.” He simply isn’t one of us, and the sooner Hoosier voters realize that, the better off they will be.
He no doubt will tout his accomplishments from the first couple of years when he had the support of his Republican-controlled General Assembly. But he won’t have much to talk about for the last two years because he pretty much disappeared after the Democrats took control of the House.
Ah, let the fun begin!