In May 2011, the Indiana governor announced he would not be a presidential candidate in 2012. He just couldn't get his family on board for what is sure to be a grueling campaign, he said: "The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate. In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, the interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all." The decision is a blow to his many supporters, who saw the former director of the Office of Management and Budget, with his message of fiscal discipline, as a strong option to take on Obama. It was widely known his wife, Cheri, had reservations about the scrutiny their family would be under. In 1993 she left her husband and four daughters, married another man in California, and then returned to Indiana and remarried Daniels four years later. It is an unusual story that no doubt would have been discussed endlessly on the campaign trial.