(CNN) – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has made another decision to keep distance between himself and the race for the 2012 GOP nomination for president.
Daniels declined a bid for the presidency last May, after being encouraged by top Republicans to jump into the race and Tuesday he told Indiana Public Media that he was underwhelmed by a recent endorsement made by another governor who turned down a presidential run.
“An incredibly well-respected person, Governor Christie, made an endorsement a couple weeks ago, and it sort of sank without a trace, so I don’t know why anybody would be excited about what I thought,” Daniels said.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threw his support behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in October after repeatedly insisting he would not seek the GOP nomination himself.
And though Daniels remarked the “two governors seem to be the predominant personalities in the race” on CNN’s “State of the Union” in September, he said then that any comment he would make on the race wouldn’t be “original.”
The governor continued to play down his importance on Indiana public radio as well as the impact of endorsements in general, but did comment on the style of the campaign so far.
“We’ve worked our way into this position...and I don’t know how you would get back to a less celebrity-style coverage,” Daniels said.