Skip to comments.GOP Looks to Louisiana's Governor ("Next Reagan-Obama"?)
Posted on 11/29/2008 8:14:06 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com
-- Last weekend, 18 days after Barack Obama decisively defeated their candidate for president, a mostly Republican crowd of self-described conservatives received their first introduction to someone many prominent members of the GOP think could be the party's own version of Obama. [snip}
No less an aspiring kingmaker than Steve Schmidt, the chief strategist of McCain's failed presidential bid, sees Jindal as the Republican Party's destiny. "The question is not whether he'll be president, but when he'll be president, because he will be elected someday." The anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist believes, too, that Jindal is a certainty to occupy the White House, and conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh has described him as "the next Ronald Reagan." [edited for effect-full article at site]
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Who cares what Steve Schmidt thinks?
There are three names on my list.
Hunter. Palin. Jindal.
Steve Schmidt? The guy who brought us Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain? Good reason not to support Jindal.
WAITAMINUTE!!!!!!!!!!! Why listen to losers/whiners/incompetent fools like RNC consultants?
Steve Schmidt needs to be working as an assitant dish washer.
Why are Reagan and Obama in the same sentence, much less hyphenated? Last time I checked, Reagan brought down the USSR. What the hell has Obama done? He’s not even in office yet. Good Gosh.
If Jindal does a good job as Governor of Louisianan, we just might want to consider him.
Ahnold blew it as Governor.
I sure am glad that I have people like Palin and Jindal to look forward to, now we need to push aside the republican hangers on like Romney and Huckabee and that ilk.
What has he done? I am not against the guy, but people keep running out names and I get a little cynical given how many times the GOP has screwed conservatives.
Not that I give a Schmidt what Steve thinks, but when I’ve seen Governor Jindal speak, I have been very impressed with him.
not good enough.
Say what? English please!
let me see...
he’s more palatable to the country club pubies than governor sarah palin
because he has a degree from oxford?
You put Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal on a ticket together, that’s UNSTOPPABLE right there
Sarah Palin/Bobby Jindal=UNSTOPPABLE FORCE!!
Just because Schmidt sees potential in Jindal doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t, either. Rudy and Olympia Snowe supported Sarah Palin. Does that mean that Sarah is suddenly a pro-abortion RINO?
because he’s a conservative with a degree from Oxford.
If the party elites can’t have a RINO standard-bearer in 2012, they’ll settle for a conservative they can manipulate.
Sarah Palin would tell the RNC to shove it if it tried to take over her campaign.
Perhaps they think Bobby Jindal is more pliable.
Poor old Jingle head are whatever, a loser, Schhmutt, crowns you and you also will be a loser.
He is 37 years old! Give him a chance to mature.
Could it be because Palin is a woman?? Just saying...
Didn’t someone say that Jindal is not a natural born citizen?!! Forgive me for starting this again, but I remember someone discussing this.
Jindal is very smart and he knows policy like nobody’s business but I think that this may be quite an issue for him if on the national scene:
What has he done that impresses everyone so much? I know he did well with a health department regarding the budget and that he is pro-life. I am not attacking him, just asking for information here.
The fact that a guy like Steve Schmidt likes him doesn’t thrill me.
LOL, I doubt if they would pull anymore votes than mccain.
I’ll take ANY of those in ANY configuration, but let’s face it, the press, rinos and neo-cons will be working extra hard to throw all three under the bus.
Then it will be time dor whoever remains to take on the Dems.
I don’t have a list of his accomplishments, but it seems like every time I see his name associated with controversy, he comes out out on the right side.
I gather the left don’t really like him.
If I recall correctly, he said he would not run for president in ‘12 and was committed to serving two terms as governor (if reelected).
I could be wrong about that though.
Ditto. And the best way to bring that all to ruin is to involve Schmidt.
Didnt someone say that Jindal is not a natural born citizen?!!
Was going to say, it obviously doesn’t matter- But, on reflection, when it’s a conservative—it will.-:)
I’m obviously for Gov. Palin- But anyone who carries her message—aptly termed, “Pro-American”-—I’m willing to listen.
He will help reconstruct the USSR.
I guess it’s all Good - LOL :)
he has also handled Gustav, rebuilt after Katrina and dramatically cracked down on Louisiana corruption.
He can also connect to minorities. I get the impression from some of the other contenders that they have never even met a black person until the election campaign.
No...it's a good reason not to believe anything Schmidt has to say, except this once.
Jindal is the real deal!
Well, they already blackballed Hunter and tried to smear Palin.
Personally, I would really like to see Hunter on the ticket.
Logistically, I’m thinking a Jindal/Palin or Palin/Jindal ticket could be a winner because they both (so far) are conservative and both are governors.
Of course I still want Hunter with his military experience. (Not to mention is secure border and fence policies)
I hope Jindal would pick Hunter to be in charge of the border and Palin in charge of energy. This way, they’d actually get to do something.
Are raising the dead, giving sight to the blind, walking on water and turning water into wine not enough for you?
Paul Sperry, author of the new book, Infiltration, in an interview calls Grover Norquist "an agent of influence for Islamists in Washington." When asked by FrontPageMag.com why a Republican anti-tax lobbyist should so passionately promote Islamist causes, Sperry implied that Norquist has converted to Islam: "He's marrying a Muslim, and when I asked Norquist if he himself has converted to Islam, he brushed the question off as too personal.'" As Lawrence Auster comments on this exchange, "Clearly, if Norquist hadn't converted to Islam, or weren't in the process of doing so, he would simply have answered no."
Indeed, Norquist married Samah Alrayyes, a Palestinian Muslim, on April 2, 2005, and Islamic law limits a Muslim woman to marrying a man who is Muslim. This is not an abstract dictum but a very serious imperative, with many "honor" killings having resulted from a woman ignoring her family's wishes.
Alrayyes (now known as Samah Norquist) has radical Islamic credentials of her own; she served as communications director at the Islamic Free Market Institute, the Islamist organization Norquist helped found. Now, she is employed as a public affairs officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development and so it appears that yet another Islamist finds employment in a branch of the U.S. government.
Grover Norquist has for some years now been promoting Islamist organizations, including even the Council on American-Islamic Relations; for example, he spoke at CAIR's conference, "A Better America in a Better World" on October 5, 2004. Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. has researched Norquist's ties to Islamists in his exhaustive, careful, and convincing study, "A Troubling Influence," and concludes that he is enabling "a political influence operation to advance the causes of radical Islamists, and targeted most particularly at the Bush Administration."
But if Grover Norquist is indeed a convert to Islam, it could be that he is not just enabling the Islamist causes but is himself an Islamist.
What language is that?
If Jindal is that good, he won’t let Steve Schmidt anywhere near him or his campaign.
“He can also connect to minorities.”
That never works for Republicans. I am not even sure what that means. John McCain was supposed to garner the Hispanic vote due to his going to bat for them time after time. Didn’t work.
Jindal seems to have been against the repeal of the Stelly tax?
Why did he lose against Blanco? She was the lame ditz who helped make the Katrina thing much worse. What happened?
Why didn’t he veto the pay raise he said he was gonna stop if elected?
In other words...
Palin: Department of Energy.
Hunter: Homeland Security.
That what you had in mind?
I agree with you, Jindal is impressive...he has a million mile per hour mouth....GOP better not elect another shattering fool....