I haven't watched the video of this speech, but the text (as printed here in NRO) is phenomenal. Daniels is a bit soft on social issues for many social conservatives (who vote in primaries), but his fiscal discipline is second to none. He's succeeded in the private sector, he's succeeded in the federal government and he's succeeded as a state executive. I'd say he's the real deal. Besides, as one can plainly see, he's not wasting a lot of molecular energy supporting a bunch of excess height.