Skip to comments.Jindal: Never Vetted for VP
Posted on 11/10/2008 11:32:34 AM PST by Def Conservative
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has emerged as one of the hottest names in national Republican circles since John McCain's defeat last week, was never vetted as a vice presidential pick, according to sources close to the Pelican State chief executive.
Jindal was approached by McCain forces to gauge his interest in the vice presidency and told them he was not interested in being vetted due to his desire to continue on with his current job, to which he was elected just one year ago.
While the official reason that Jindal took his name out of contention was his lack of a desire to leave the Louisiana governorship, there was also real trepidation within his political inner circle that Jindal might wind up as the pick -- McCain was attracted to his comprehensive health-care knowledge -- and be caught up in what they believed to be a less-than-stellar campaign that could pin a loss on Jindal without much ability to change or control the direction of the contest
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Very smart career move.
LOL, he could see it from a mile away
They didn’t vet a guy for VP who had been governor for roughly eight months. Gee, what a shocker...
this guy is sharp...and it now sounds like he has a sharp inner circle.
Very smart man.
The title is an attempt to drive a wedge with those who like Jindal, however, the real story should be Jindal didn't want the job (at this time.)
I’m filing this one under “It doesn’t matter now”
..till he realized he would become the biggest presidintail loser EVER!!
True, instead the vetted the one who had 20 months.
I have a coworker who voted for Obama that said he likes Jindal because he is “moderate”. Uh...ok.
Jindal seems like he runs a smart ship so I look forward to 2010/2011 regarding his interest level.
Smart move on his part it seems but he still has to prove himself over time. He’s never had a long tenured job which scares me a little. I know executives move from job to job quite a bit but still I’d like to see he performance in a position over a longer period of time.
I’ve been making the same case, and of course, getting flamed for it.
The guy isn’t tested, he doesn’t have the experience. Don’t get me wrong, he may very well be the next Reagan that swings the pendulum back to conservatism. But we don’t know.
What bothers me is how many people are jumping on his bandwagon just because he’s a minority — just as they did with Powell and Rice, who ended up stabbing us in the back.
I don’t accept the premise that the GOP must run a minority to compete. We must run a tried-and-true conservative, and one that can express the views of conservatism clearly, succinctly, and appealingly, which is exactly what Reagan did. I really don’t care what the race or gender of that person is, only that they can articulate the views and have a track record of abiding by them.
Jindal’s a Rhodes Scholar. Unlike Clinton, he finished his studies. He’s a very smart man! He saw the train wreck coming.
On board with your thoughts. Agree.
I am not really sure what his views are. There is a lot of bandwangoning here because he is a minority. We don’t know his views on the uses of government, economics, or immigration.
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