(CNN)–House Speaker John Boehner has his eye on Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels as a potentially formidable candidate for the GOP presidential nomination. In an interview on NBC's "Today" Tuesday, Boehner said he thinks Daniels is "looking pretty seriously at this."
Touting Daniels' record, Boehner continued saying, "[He's] another person who's got a real track record of reform in his state, the kind of reforms that we need to have in Washington, D.C."
But he didn't save his words of praise for Daniels only. The 11-term Ohio Congressman also talked up New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. When asked if he thought Christie would make a great candidate, Boehner said "I do."
"I know him pretty well," he continued. "I think he's done a great job and he speaks English…English like in plain talk." And Boehner believes the soon-to-announce candidate who used to have his job, Newt Gingrich, "brings an awful lot to the debate."
The speaker pointed out that he doesn't expect that "we've seen all the candidates yet."
"There are a lot of candidates and the process of going through a presidential primary will sort out the good from the bad and we'll end up with a good candidate," Boehner said.
When asked by CNN affiliate WISH-TV in Indiana if he is closer to deciding whether he will run for the presidency, the governor said "yes" Monday. His final decision is still a "few weeks" away.
Christie, in a radio interview Monday morning, said, "I am not there right now," regarding a possible bid for the presidency.