WASHINGTON — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday that if Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate, he’d send him a list of people better for the job.
Daniels, who just endorsed Romney, spoke to Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
When Wallace asked him point-blank if he would accept an offer to run as veep with Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, Daniels said:
“You will remember what William F. Buckley said when he ran for mayor of New York and [was] asked what he would do if he won. He said, ‘Demand a recount.’ ”
Daniels added: “I think I would demand reconsideration and send Mr. Romney a list of [other] people.”
He refused to say whom Romney should pick, remarking: “I’ve seen a lot of names and I like ’em all.”
Other lawmakers often mentioned in the GOP veepstakes: Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, and Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, who chairs the House Budget Committee.