A victory for Daniels this week as the right-to-work bill comes full circle.
Just one year ago the Democratic standoff in the statehouse made it seem impossible.
It's a different story this time around.
"Indiana will have more jobs in the future with the action that happened yesterday and that I believe will be completed in a few days," he said.
Daniels tells critics they have nothing to fear.
"Nobody's wages are going down, nobody’s going to lose any benefits," he said.
But how soon should Indiana expect to see change? Daniels says it starts with the Super Bowl in the state capital. He said this is the time to prove that Indiana has one of the best business climates in America.
Before right-to-work took center stage, the governor said he received an explosion of positive comments from his the Republican response to the State of the Union Tuesday evening.
"I didn't even know people watch the thing, I was up past my bed time," he laughed.
"Tuesday night was the most recent example to talk about what I worry about for the country," Daniels said more seriously.
But his concerns have not sparked an interest in him to lead the country in any fashion in the future. We asked him about the possibility of being a vice presidential candidate.
"Well, I’m not thinking and I won’t think about it. It’s one of those things that won’t happen," he said.
What about a cabinet position?
“I won’t be looking for it and I rather hope it doesn't come," he said.
Voters have looked to Daniels as the middle ground to some of the GOP nominees on the table right now.
He said he'll support the Republican candidate, but would like to see the upcoming debates take a different turn.
"You can have a very vigorous debate without getting personal and both parties have been guilty of it. I would like to see it toned down," Daniels said.
We spoke to Daniels about teaching creationism in public schools – he said right now, he’s waiting to see how the legislature acts on it.
He said this term has not been a complete success just yet – they still have a statewide smoking ban to discuss, a human trafficking bill, and he'd like to see the state fair victims compensated more fairly.
Daniels said at some point he'll endorse the person he thinks will best help the country, but right now he said it’s too early to tell.
We asked him about his political future – he said he's always sees himself going back to the private sector after his gubernatorial term is complete.