Politics

Jeb Bush says that Mitch Daniels is the best Republican candidate

Steven Nelson Associate Editor

Jacksonville’s Florida Times-Union reports that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush favors Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels for president in 2012.

Bush reportedly told a private reception for business leaders, “Mitch is the only one who sees the stark perils and will offer real detailed proposals.”

The comments come from a man who has himself been considered a potential candidate for the presidency in either 2012 or 2016.

“He would be the anti-Obama, at least socially,” Bush told the attendees.

Bush identified, then discounted, one potential hurdle for Daniels. “He’s not good on a teleprompter, but if my theory is right that could work well for him,” said Bush.