Get a room full of conservatives together, and one of the things that they’ll talk about is potential Republican candidates. I can tell you that, last night, many were enthused about the thought of Rick Perry jumping in. Others dreamed of a Jeb Bush candidacy. The current “frontrunners” — Mitt, Mitch, Tim, etc. — did not inspire much enthusiasm. Interestingly, there was a lot of hostility to Daniels, who we mostly seemed to view as weak in his principles and suspect in his personality.
UPDATE: Erick Erickson says Perry’s really, truly, really, absolutely not running. Bummer. Here’s the deal: I’m not thrilled about Mitch Daniels, but if he’s the candidate, I’d vote for him as opposed to Obama. I’d vote for Homer Simpson as opposed to Obama.