I’ll make a prediction (which means it won’t come true): Pence runs for governor of Indiana instead.

(Daily Caller)A conservative group launched Monday with one goal in mind: drafting Republican Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana to run for president in 2012.

America’s President Committee (APC), which includes former Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun, is launching a national grassroots effort for conservatives and Tea Partiers to encourage Rep. Pence to put his hat in the ring with other potential GOP hopefuls like Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney.

The effort is coordinated by Ralph Banko, who worked as a deputy counsel in the Reagan Administration and in President George W. Bush’s Office of Faith-based a Community Initiatives. “Mike Pence describes himself as ‘First a Christian, then a conservative, then a Republican.’ He unifies fiscal, social, and national security conservatives, and will energize the conservative coalition essential to wining back the White House in 2012,” said Benko in a press release.

Rumors about a presidential bid from Pence started flying last fall when, in an interview on Fox News, he responded to whether he would run in 2012 by saying, “Whatever the future holds, we’re going to begin prayerfully considering where our family can make the most difference for our beloved nation.”

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