Skip to comments.Jindal in 2012?
Posted on 12/25/2008 5:59:39 PM PST by Al B.
Bobby Jindal is seen by many in his party as the Next Big Thing, a political comer who at 37 offers competence, reform and a fresh face for a Republican Party in dire need of all three.
But even as he basks in the media glow from his maiden foray to Iowa last month, Jindal is far from a sure thing in 2012.
Jindal, only elected governor last year, said flatly this month hes not interested in being president and is only focused on a 2011 reelection bid perhaps not surprising at a time when few will admit to White House ambitions.
Still, there are indications, from Jindal and close advisers, that he truly is reserving judgment about taking on President-elect Barack Obama in four years.
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And unlike Sarah Palin, Jindal is also quickly becoming the toast of Republican elites, the class of elected officials, donors, and consultants who are much sought after well before the first primary votes are cast.Perhaps this is just wishful thinking on the part of Politico and the MSM. At any rate, the grassroots may have different ideas in a couple of years. We'll see.
Jindal is still in his 30’s. He has ruled out a 2012 run. He has a lot of potential, but give him 16 years.
In which case, that will be the biggest argument against him. The elites are what's killing this party.
Looks like Politico is trying to run Sarah outta town. I like Bobby Jindal but he is not Presidential material right now, he would make a great Running Mate for Sarah. Why does Politico give a damn about who the GOP picks as their nominee. They are in the tank for the Democratic party. I say whoever Politico picks we pick the opposite
Well, in 16 years he will have been out of office as Governor for 9 years (unless he’s in the Senate by then). Someone 9 years out of office running for President is yesterday’s news, there will be many others of higher-profile holding office in 2024.
The same GOP "elite" that gave us McWho, "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system" Bush, Dole and "Read my kips" Bush? No thank you.
I concur that Palin/Jindal 2012 would be a solid ticket. But if Jindal insists on running for Gov. 2011 again and serving his tenure, he'll be definately in play for 2016 (unless we come to enjoy a second Palin term. :o))
I meant 2016.
Let him decide first IMO. Lay off of him in other words :).
2020 might be better (presuming we get Palin in by ‘12).
Is Jindal a ‘natural born’ citizen as required by the Constitution? I know he is a citizen born in Baton Rouge, La.
All efforts should be directed on taking back the House like a tsunami.
He was definately born in the USA and is thus natural born. There has been some speculation here that the fact that both his parents were Indian citizens, could cause controversy ala Obama’s BC. (Except that Jindal has nothing to hide and the press won’t be covering him.)
Do we really want this nation run by someone who can't change the spark plug in his own damned lawnmower?
We’re gonna’ need a financial wizard to bail us out of the mess that is coming....incredible government spending, and higher taxes.
I nominate Dave Ramsey, the Fox financial guru.
He’s a fresh face, with no political baggage.
And....he’s a real, live CONSERVATIVE !!!
SW may be thinking 8 years as Sarah Palin's VP
That’s also a way. In my original comment I was thinking 2016 and wrote 16 years. But I like your idea even more.
Well, IMO being the “toast of Republican elites” is not a resume enhancer to genuine conservatives. Just the opposite.
Second, AFAIAC, I want to see a substantial, proven track record of conservative ideas and actions. This BS of everyone going orgasmic over a new face, for no other reason than it’s a new face, is STUPID. We criticize Dems for doing just that.
How many times must people get buyer’s remorse before they start thinking less impulsively?
I’d rather have Sanford at this point over both Palin and Jindal. He’s slightly older and has more of (fiscal) track record.