The Indy Star's Mary Beth Schneider has a great interview with Mitch Daniels -- some of which centers on 2012 talk.
Even though he's not officially running (yet), Daniels says he is "astonished at the number and the caliber of the people who have asked me to consider this."
More Q & A:
Q: There's a presidential debate in South Carolina in May, and one in New Hampshire in June.
A: (Invitations) are coming in. I've turned them all down. I think there will be some sooner than that. The new senator from Illinois called me, he's trying to get one together for Ronald Reagan's birthday, which is in February, as a thing for the Illinois party. I said, 'Sorry, Mark. I'll be otherwise occupied.'
Q: You said the picking's are slim. What is your honest assessment of the candidates already out there? Are they all qualified to be president and can any one of them win?
A: Oh, I think some of them can win. There's no way to know that this far out, but I think they could and I think potentially any of them is qualified. I'd say, however, it's too soon to say because to me the central qualification I hope to see in our next president, whoever that is, whichever party that is, is somebody who is willing to try to gather Americans together and save this nation before its debt destroys it.