Mitch Daniels on VP post: ‘If I thought that call was coming, I would disconnect the phone'

ByABC News
May 21, 2012, 4:47 PM

— -- If Mitt Romney wants Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to be his running mate, he better get used to hearing a busy signal.

Daniels delivered his most forceful rejection of the vice presidential post yet, saying he would "disconnect the phone" if he found out that Romney was considering him for the job.

"It's not an office I want to hold, expect to hold, have any plans to hold," Daniels said during a Fox News interview Monday. "We ought to give some time to public service, try to pay back a little rent to this country, but my goal has always been to do the best I could and then go back to private life."

When asked if Romney had contacted him about vetting him for the job, he said "of course not," adding: "If I thought that call was coming, I would disconnect the phone."

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