Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels lamented the negative path Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign was going on, telling Indiananapolis Star columnist Matthew Tully on Thursday that the presumptive Republican nominee should concentrate on a “constructive program to make life better,” as opposed to slamming President Obama. “Romney doesn’t talk that way,” Daniels said.
“You don’t change one thing about the policies you advocate or your principles,” Daniels added. “It’s not complicated, but for some reason sometimes candidates just miss that.”
Daniels lukewarmly endorsed Romney earlier this week.
Daniels explained to Tully that “political victories that follow ‘slash-and-burn’ campaigns seldom lead to great accomplishments”:
“You have to campaign to govern, not just to win,” he said. “. . . Spend the precious time and dollars explaining what’s at stake and a constructive program to make life better. And as I say, look at everything through the lens of folks who have yet to achieve.”
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