(CNN)-Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' potential run for the Republican presidential nomination is still up in the air. The governor refused to settle the will-he-or-won't-he question Saturday when he told reporters "you can't announce a decision you haven't made."
When a reporter pointed out that the issues Daniels has handled as chief executive of Indiana are similar to those of someone who may have ambition for higher office, Daniel quipped, "It occurred to me while I was making my breakfast this morning, if I switched from oatmeal to corn flakes, someone would say it's a move to the Iowa Caucus. It's just a weird time."
And later, the potential GOP contender downplayed a possible run when Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosna jokingly referred to a desire to work on a Daniels-for-president campaign. "Nah," Daniels interrupted. "There's a non-starter."
He insists that his top priority as governor is to serve Indiana and settle issues with state lawmakers before he weighs a presidential bid.
One of those is a controversial bill that would strip Indiana's Planned Parenthood chapter of $2 million in federal funds that the group receives to provide preventive health services for women. Daniels has committed to sign the bill, which passed both houses of state legislature with bipartisan support.
"It's not the first right-to-life bill I've signed that's consistent with policy that I've always had," the second-term governor asserted.
"Any of the seven organizations that are likely to be affected here can requalify for Medicaid funds immediately if they simply cease or separate their abortion activities."
Planned Parenthood slammed Daniels for his decision Friday in a statement. "Clearly, Governor Daniels would rather play politics with women's health than show leadership and fiscal responsibility in rejecting a bill that will ultimately cost the state millions in federal funding," said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
But Daniels argued that he's merely following the lead of Indiana's residents. "This expresses the will of the people of Indiana and I had no basis of overturning it, and have no intention of doing so," he said.
And of his long-awaited announcement, Daniels stated he will decide, "As soon as I've come to rest in my own mind what the right decision is."
CNN's Steve Brusk contributed to this report.