Skip to comments.Jindal says "No Thanks"
Posted on 07/23/2008 7:27:38 AM PDT by DCRoush
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he does not want to be considered as vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race.
I look forward to continuing to be governor of Louisiana. This is a once in a lifetime chance to improve our state. Weve cut six taxes but weve got a lot more work to do right here in Louisiana, Jindal told FOX & Friends on Wednesday.
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Jindal is a real conservative republican. He knows joining this ticket would push him to the center. Its not his time.
However, there will be 100 people on FR who will be complaining tomorrow that they read somewhere that Jindal’s name is up for consideration.
Smart man- he has a much better chance in the future with a solid record with a least one full term at LA Governor than by tying his fate to McCain.
I agree. Teaming up with McCain would serve to harm Jindal in the long run.
I hope Jindal can be part of the solution to help pick up the pieces after McCain or, God forbid, Obama.
His success at the next level will be due to his achievements in reforming the great state of Louisiana. Jumping up to run on a national ticket now makes little sense. He is only 36 years old, anyway....that’s literally half of McCain’s age, which would probably not be an asset
He would help McQueeg win tho.
Obamba or McQueeg?
If McCain does not pick Palin he is an idiot. Disgruntled Hillary voters would put him over the top. She is also a REAL conservative
"I want to announce that Ive chosen little Lindsey Grahamnasty to be my Vice President.
Jindal is smart to rule himself out.
Whom should Sen. McCain choose, for his running-mate? I think that, since hes a westerner who has been a U.S. senator and representative, he should balance the ticket by choosing a conservative who has been a governor from a state that is in the eastern half of the U.S. John Ashcroft would be the perfect choice. Although he ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate and lost to a dead man, he was later the U.S. Attorney General for four years, during the war against terrorism. That experience would help him, as the running-mate and as the VP.
If McCain wins the election, whom should he nominate for some cabinet positions? I think that he should nominate these people: Secretary of State, Dirk Kempthorne; Sec. of Treasury, Ed Schafer; Sec. of Defense, Mel Martinez; Sec. of Homeland Security, Asa Hutchison; Attorney General, John Sweeney; Sec. of the Interior, Richard Pombo; Secretary of Agriculture, Frank Keating; and Chief of Staff, Newt Gingrich.
I don’t recall seeing this picture with Hunter in it.
Could Hunter actually be on the list? In my opinion, that’s the “Cheney” pick, lots of experience, quiet, conservative, sticks to principles, doesn’t give a rats ass about what other pols think, has already pulled himself out of reelection contention, doesn’t appear to be a power hungry pol like the rest of them.
Do you really want to do that to her, she has a future, no sense in killing it so soon.
I agree with you on Palin, I hope he does pick her, but it looks like it’s not going to happen. I keep reading about:
Of all these names I support Ridge the most, conditioned solely on the fact that he takes the pro life pledge identical to the one GHWB took at Reagan’s insistence in 1980. But, I still hope he picks Sarah.
Thinking in the long term, Jindal is one of our best prospects- why waste him on McCain? I am not a huge Romney fan but he would not be a horrible choice for the job of VP- experience and talent to take over if something happens to McCain. The ability of VPs to bring in votes in overestimated, IMO.
Good judgment on Jindal’s part. He will finish a very successful governorship and his credibility will increase ten fold.
Ridge is sooo boring. We don’t need another boring candidate on the ticket. Ridge is a competent administrator, not a great politician.
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