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.
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.
I think we'll know by primary time if he' the guy...either to be the top of the ticket or go in as Palin's veep. And in general I agree with you: Caution is advised with Jindal or ANY name that's being shopped around four years before the next primary.
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.
I'd love to know how you figure that. He has had multiple executive offices, both at the state and federal level, and has lost and won both legislative and executive political offices. How much more testing do you figure is needed???
What bothers me is how many people are jumping on his bandwagon just because hes a minority just as they did with Powell and Rice, who ended up stabbing us in the back.
Sowell is so right that the other unfair part of affirmative action is that any time a minority excels many will believe it’s because of his race.