Daniels close to a decision, but he still won't tell us what it is 

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' has been giving mixed signals about his presidential intentions for months. While we were led to believe that the decision would come shortly after the end of the state's legislative session last month, he's still been coy.  Now, the Associated Press reports that he is closing in on a decision, but just won't tell us what it is:

Mitch Daniels says he's "not going to take much longer" to make a decision on whether he'll run for president in 2012. But the Indiana governor says he doesn't have a timetable for announcing that decision once it's made. 

Daniels said Tuesday that he's really only focused his attention on the decision since the state legislative session ended in late April. He laughed at speculation that he would announce his plans at the Indianapolis 500 or sometime after the May 29 race. Daniels spoke before meeting with Indiana agency heads to review improvements in state government.

Daniels' decision on whether or not to run is one of the last major shoes to drop in the Republican presidential race. While it's perfectly understandable for somebody to want to take his time before making such a momentous decision as to whether to seek the presidency -- something that could end up being a 10-year, all-consuming life commitment if successful. But once he's made his decision, there's no reason for him to keep it as a big secret.

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