Mitch Daniels Pt. 2

  • Aired:  10/25/12
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Republican Governor Mitch Daniels explains his vow of political celibacy and encourages Stephen to visit Purdue University. (3:04)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

WE'RE HERE WITH GOVERNOR MITCH DANIELS WITH HIS NEW BOOK, KEEPING THE REP ECK, ALL RIGHT, GOVERNOR DANIELS,

YOU ARE THE GOVERNOR OF INDIANA.

THERE HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF DUST UP IN THE SENATE RACE IN INDIANA.

>> HEARD A RUMOR.

>> Stephen: YES, MR. MOURDOCK HAS RAISED SOME HACKLES BY SAYING ON THE SENSITIVE ISSUE OF ABORTION

THAT IF SOMEONE GETS PREGNANT FROM A RAPE, THAT WAS INTENDED TO HAPPEN BY GOD.

OKAY.

ARE YOU ENDORSING POUR DOCK FOR SENATE?

>> I'M A NONCOMBATANT, ACTUALLY, IN DEFERENCE TO MY NEW JOB AT PURDUE.

>> Stephen: I AM.

>> I'M NOT TRYING TO DODGE THE QUESTION.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO BUT ARE YOU.

>> ON SOME JUSTIFICATION ON THE DAY I ACCEPTED THE NEW JOB AT PURDUE WITH THEIR NONPARTISAN STATUS I SAID I

WOULD RECUSE MYSELF FROM ANYTHING PARTISAN, AND I HAVE.

I HAVEN'T TAKEN ANY ROLL IN THE CAMPAIGN FOR OR AGAINST ANYBODY, AS SORT OF A VOW OF POLITICAL CELIBACY.

>> Stephen: OKAY, WHY AN MORE REPUBLICANS TAKING THAT VOW WHEN IT COMES TO THE WORD "RAPE" BECAUSE LAST

NIGHT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS ON THE SHOW.

OKAY, I'M A CONSERVATIVE, PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN FEELINGS ABOUT ABORTION.

I HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT ON THIS SHOW.

>> BUT LISTEN, I GUESS I WOULD SAY THIS AND THE BOOK SAYS THIS, INCIDENTALLY, THAT THIS IS A QUESTION, AND

THERE ARE OTHERS, ON WHICH PEOPLE HAVE VERY SINCERE, ON BOTH SIDES, AND DEEP PERSONAL VIEWS.

AND WE'RE TO THE GOING TO AGREE ABOUT THEM.

AND FRANKLY, I DON'T THINK ANYTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE IN ANY DIRECTION FAIRLY SOON.

>> Stephen: I AGREE WITH YOU, ABORTION IS A VERY DIVISIVE ISSUE, PEOPLE AREN'T GOING AGREE ON IT.

RAPE WE'VE GENERALLY AGREED ON IN THE PAST.

RAPE HAS NOT BEEN A DEVICIVE ISSUE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) YOU'RE ACTUALLY LEAVING DECEMBER 31st IS YOUR LAST DAY IN OFFICE.

>> CLOSE, EARLY JANUARY.

>> Stephen: AND YOU'RE MOVING ON TO PURDUE.

>> I'M PROUD TO SAY, ONE OF THE GREAT UNIVERSITIES OF THIS COUNTRY.

>> Stephen: AS GOVERNOR YOU CUT $30 MILLION IN PURDUE'S BUDGET IS THAT GOING TO BE AWKWARD IN THE LUNCH LINE

WHEN YOU'RE THERE?

ARE THEY GOING TO SAY SORRY THE FOOD IS SO CRAPPY BUT SOMEBODY CUT $30 MILLION FROM OUR FOOD BUDGET THIS YEAR.

WHO DO YOU THINK GOING TO WIN?

>> I DON'T HAVE A CLUE.

>> Stephen: WITHOUT DO YOU THINK WILL WIN INDIANA.

>> I THINK GOVERNOR ROMNEY GOING TO WIN INDIANA, THERE IS EVERY INDICATION THEY WILL.

>> Stephen: AS GOES INDIANA SO GOES PARTS OF KENTUCKY.

WELL, GOVERNOR DANIELS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) MAY I --

>> I THINK FRANKLY YOU OUGHT TO COME OUT TO PURDUE, DO THE SHOW FROM THERE SOMETIME.

THIS WILL BE A REMINDER FOR YOU, IT'S A-- SEASON YOU COULD TELL PEOPLE IT STANDS FOR POPE OR SOMETHING.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH, GOVERNOR.

>> THANKS A LOT.

>> Stephen: INDIANA GOVERNOR MITCH DANIELS.

KEEPING THE REPUBLIC.

WELL'S BE RIGHT BACK.

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