The decision may not have been particularly surprising but the timing caught some people off guard. Late last night Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) released a statement saying he will not be running for president in 2012 - a move that could be the beginning of another busy week in Decision 2012 news.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told me this morning that he was "disappointed" after Daniels called him last night to break the news. Ryan also shut the door on any suggestions of him running for president - though he did not rule being No.2 on a ticket.
What I wanted to focus on with Ryan is his reaction to the fallout from what Newt Gingrich said on this program last week, calling Ryan's Medicare plan "right wing social engineering."
Here's what the House Budget Chair told me today:
REP. PAUL RYAN: His quote was deeply inaccurate. It is a gross mischaracterization of the House Republican budget plan. Newt's acknowledged that. He's retracted it. And let's be clear what we're proposing here. This is as sensible and gradual as it gets.
Also this morning, I asked Ryan about the debt limit and if a deal can be reached before the U.S defaults on its debt. You can view the entire interview on our website.
Also, on our website you'll find a very lively roundatble discussion where Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Republican strategist Mike Murphy spar over budget battles in Washington.
Also this afternoon visit our site for my Take Two web extra with The New York Times Andrew Ross Sorkin, whose book "Too Big to Fail" is now an HBO movie.
We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet The Press.