Department of I told you so: Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Mike Huckabee both go after Daniels on the "truce." Daniels actually started taking heat on this a little earlier than I expected. I think Daniels should listen to Ponnuru and Douthat.
I'm interested in how Romney will treat Daniels. I think Daniels is a much bigger potential threat to Romney than to Huckabee. Huckabee can use Daniels as a foil with Daniels as the economy-focused (and spending cut-focused) candidate with Huckabee as the social conservative/conservatism of the heart alternative. Romney's two main strengths were his support (or least-of-all-evils acceptance) among movement conservative institutions (he was endorsed by National Review and he took less fire from Limbaugh and such than Huckabee or McCain) and his record of competence as an executive. Daniels seems to have made the conservative press swoon with very friendly profiles in National Review and the Weekly Standard, and in retrospect, would you rather have Romney's record on health care policy or Daniels'? If I were Romney, I would be preparing attacks on Daniels as a tax raiser (it would be misleading but I'm assuming that wouldn't stop Romney) and a defense cutter along with being a social issues squish.
I say all this as a Daniels fan who likes his record in Indiana and would really like him to run in 2012. It is just that politics is already tough and unfair enough without Daniels making extra trouble for himself with this truce stuff.