In an episode of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson that will air on March 14, 2011, Mitch Daniels responds to his conservative critics on social issues and defense cuts. He responds in two ways. First, while Daniels believes that liberals are the primary aggressors on social issues, he says his truce is meant for both sides. Second, he says it is about winning elections.
In addition to social issues, Daniels raises conservative ire by putting the defense budget on the chopping block.