On Wednesday, Daniels met with reporters from The Brazil Times and Banner Graphic after speaking with the Rotary Club of Greencastle.
During the interview, Daniels maintained the position he has taken all along of not being focused on a presidential run. Rather, he maintains his focus is solely on the state of Indiana.
"I haven't made a decision to not do it," Daniels told reporters. "My attention is completely fixed on the assignment I have."
Earlier in the week, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich told an audience in Mishawaka during a campaign stop he has encouraged Daniels to run for president.
"He's just being nice," Daniels said Wednesday. "But I agreed to keep an open mind about it."
Daniels added he believed all the attention he has gathered from the national level is good for the state.
"They've noticed Indiana, which is something we've always wanted to happen," Daniels said.
While Daniels has hosted many Republican fundraising dinners as of late, it has been reported he never pitched himself as a possible candidate at any of the events.
For many months now, Daniels has had the national spotlight on him and his administration regarding the state of the national economy in comparison to Indiana's status.
On Wednesday, he said he has a genuine concern for both parties and an apparent lack of compromising, especially when it comes to the current national debt.
"I am presently concerned about the future of our country because the arithmetic of our debt," he said. "It's mathematically certain we're going broke on our current track."
Daniels said he hoped both sides could at least come together regarding this issue.
"Maybe we can disagree on other things," he said. "But it's not going to matter if the country goes totally broke."
Still, he said he believes both parties can work together for the benefit of the nation.
"I'm more optimistic than some that it can happen," he said. "I'd still be on the American people."