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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My neighbor wasn’t either.
who cares about Ahh-nold’s support, freakin Rino supports No on Prop 8.
Though I refuse to get hyped up (it's four years out, we have to fight Obama for at least the next three before we deal with the primary) I would note that he and Palin would make a great team for this reason. If his term as governor is successful, they'll both have a reputation as proven reformers. Then, Palin (with a bit of seasoning and preparation) serves as the idea woman/leader of the movement type, and he gets the job Al Gore had in the first term (rework the government) and actually does it.
I’m very excited to see what happens with Jindal after he ripens on the vine for just a tad more. He’s one the faces we should be seriously looking at for the future.
How did they arrive at that conclusion?
He does. He’s getting a lot done here in Louisiana. He handled two major hurricanes in less than two weeks with flying colors. When FEMA screwed up again( major f’ups), he came up with COMMON SENSE solutions that got the job done better than what FEMA could have ever done and a whole lot cheaper.
He was tireless and more importantly able to think quickly on his feet. He expects those who work under him to produce the right results and if they don’t they are fired. That was just for the response to the hurricanes.
He is gaining valuable executive experience cleaning up the mess that is Louisiana government.
His stock just went up in my book.
He maybe the greatest thing since sliced bread but I still want to see his results over a longer period of time. I don’t think he’s served in any position more than two to three years before moving on to another job. It’s normal for a new executive to come in an make changes as that is what they are supposed to do. It’s the ability to preform over a longer period of time that will decide if he’s the person to rise to the Presidency, imo. He’s got that chance now as governor and could have six years or so as a guage before he gets serious about the 2016 run.
I think it was a statistical analysis. My impression was that it was likely true.
those who criticized Sarah would have the same complaints about Jindal. -Inexperience-
either have more than Obama.
I know it’s not politic to say so..but he did get off to a rocky start as Governor.
He needs to have some actual accomplishments and show some leadership abilities before he can run for a REPUBLICAN president.
I live here in Louisiana, he’s being trained well to clean up after 0bama.
I keep hearing Jindal's name pop up for 2012 but I have never read anything until this that even suggests he may be interested in the job.
While she kept conservatives from staying home, I believe she turned off many voters with her "gollee gee" persona. Like it or not, people think high office requires a "studied seriousness".
Bubbly won't cut it.
As for Jindal, he needs to be able to communicate - something McCain is lacking. To win votes nowadays, a politician must have looks and an actors' stage presence. "Merely" having good ideas isn't enough. Time will tell if he has the ability.
No Conservative can possibly scare you as much as Obama will.
My impression, too.
Because no one who is not eligible to run as President, can run as VP.
Which is why they voted for Barack "143 days in the Senate and doesn't know how the capital gains tax works" Obama? Good grief.
If you're right (and I doubt that) and people will choose a Marxist over a conservative because she's "bubbly," we might as well fold the tent now.
If we Republicans are so out of touch that we like her better than Alaskans (91% approval rating with 65% very favorable) and she turned off enough voters to lose the election, we might as well fold the tent now.
I don't think that you're going to find any data that support the idea that Palin was amajor drag on this ticket, but the thing is, if you're right, we're a permanent minority because there is no one we can field who will do any better. I don't buy it.
Lastly, the fact that so many down-ballot conservatives won the day (my county went for Obama by 7 points after going red for the last three elections but elected our three Reagan conservative legislators in landslides) shows me that Americans had no real idea what they were voting for on Tuesday, though they thought they did. That means it wasn't our candidates that lost this for us so much as it was a custom, individualized fantasy candidate (not the real Obama) that won it for the Dems.
Rush Limbaugh didn't call Bobby Jindal "the next Ronald Reagan" because Jindal's a minority. There are those who've been watching Jindal's star rise amongst the conservative politians since before it became apparent that Obama would be the Dim nominee. Has nothing to do with his ethnicity.
Here's a decent 3-page interview Limbaugh conducted with Bobby Jindal back in December 2007. It might answer some of the questions you raised in your post.