Daniels Used Savvy to Duck National Scrutiny

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Of the many sharp calls former Gov. Mitch Daniels has made in his political career, one of the smartest may have been walking up to the line of a White House run without taking the plunge.
 
A new book on Daniels' decision not to run, written by Daniels confidant Don Cogman, details the political perils Daniels would have faced, including greater scrutiny of his work in the White House and as a pharmaceutical executive.
 
The book comes as Gov. Mike Pence considers running for the White House. Daniels announced he would not run shortly after the 2011 session finished. Pence has set a similar deadline, saying he will announce after the 2015 session.
 
Pence must decide whether he will subject himself to the national scrutiny Daniels avoided.