Mitch Daniels, to The Weekly Standard:
“If there were a Paul Ryan fan club, I'd be a national officer,” Daniels said in a phone interview Wednesday morning.
“I don't think it's a secret that he was strongly encouraging me to try. I've been strongly encouraging him to run as well. He has all the qualities our party needs to be emphasizing in these elections.
The rest of the Standard's piece has reports of Jeb Bush, John Boehner, Jim Jordan, and Bill Bennett encouraging Ryan to run.
One uniting feature of those names listed? None, except Jim Jordan, are well-liked by tea partiers.