Indiana’s WishTV today reports that Governor Mitch Daniels, whom many of us hoped would run in the Republican presidential primaries, will very likely become the next president of Purdue University.
The Purdue Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Steward Center’s Loeb Playhouse to vote on a nominee to be the school’s 12th president. Several sources close to the proceedings tells WISH-TV that the nominee is Daniels. After the vote, the president-elect will be introduced, the school said in a news release.
Daniels’ office had no comment Tuesday afternoon. However, sources with connections to both Purdue and the governor said it’s a done deal.
And with that move, Gov. Daniels seems to have removed himself from consideration for Mitt Romney’s running mate.