The New York Times via HotAir quotes a confidant of Daniels that the Indiana governor is now 60-70 percent likely to run.
Daniels previously said that if Barbour ran, he'd be inclined to help Barbour rather than run against him. So Barbour's surprise announcement that he will not seek the Republican nomination for president helps things fall in place for those of us who back Daniels as the voice of conservative competence.
It's been hard to watch Daniels from across the river, one state away, and envy the citizens of Indiana for their smart, effective governor. Perhaps there is hope that we can get him for president.