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Bobby Jindal Rising as Romney’s VP Choice
Newsmax ^ | 06/07/2012 | By Ronald Kessler

Posted on 06/07/2012 9:30:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is rising as Mitt Romney’s possible pick for vice president, according to campaign sources.

Last month, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist touted Jindal for the vice presidential slot in an opinion piece for Politico.

Norquist tells me he wrote the piece knowing that “Jindal is a leading option.”

Jindal is rarely mentioned in speculation about Romney’s possible choice. A rising star in the Republican Party, he suffered a setback when he bombed delivering the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s first speech to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009.

Adding Jindal to the Republican presidential ticket would bring to Romney’s fold neither a swing state nor a major ethnic minority. But such political considerations are not foremost in Romney’s mind. He has said he is only interested in choosing a candidate who would make a good president.

As he constantly points out, Romney is a conservative businessman, not a politician. He amassed a fortune of more than $200 million not by making cynical political calculations but by looking for the best — often novel — opportunities and by hiring people based on character, competence, and quality.

Jindal qualifies on all counts — and has an inspiring life story that epitomizes the American dream.

Jindal’s mother Raj was three months pregnant with him when his parents came to this country from Punjab, India in 1971. The daughter of a bank manager, Raj had a scholarship to study for a doctorate in nuclear physics at Louisiana State University.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; romney; vp
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If Obama is Hussein, Jindal is Piyush "Bobby" Jindal.

LET THE DEBATES ABOUT THE TERM -- NATURAL BORN CITIZEN -- BEGIN !!

1 posted on 06/07/2012 9:31:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Not interested in the NBC debate, but..

>> he bombed delivering the Republican response

Big time. I’m afraid a Veep candidate needs to be a good presenter and debater. Jindal fails here.

Next...


2 posted on 06/07/2012 9:34:18 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t see it, Jindal brings nothing too the table.


3 posted on 06/07/2012 9:35:42 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
Can’t see it, Jindal brings nothing too the table.

Yeah, that whole leadership role he perfected during Katrina, and the more recent tornadoes, is overrated.

4 posted on 06/07/2012 9:37:40 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now that’d be wise...Pick a guy who can’t legally run for President...
Maybe Romney’s trying to give the election to Obama like McCain did...


5 posted on 06/07/2012 9:38:01 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh boy, Chrissy Matthews is going to get a tingle over this. The left will be unrelenting in going after the birth issue. Regardless of whether or not it is valid.

Remember, their playbook is to assert something as fact, even if it is not and then keep asserting it with such conviction that people start to believe it as fact.

I worry for the great American sheeple.


6 posted on 06/07/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: SeekAndFind

there is NO debate, jindal’s parents were NOT citizens as the article eludes to. Will romney make a stupid mistake or name Sarah Palin as VP and show his smarts.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 9:40:06 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Iscool
Now that’d be wise...Pick a guy who can’t legally run for President...
And if anyone raises the issue, it blows up in Obama's face.

Regardless whether you buy the reasoning of the Birthers (I don't), Jindal is every bit as eligible as Obama.

8 posted on 06/07/2012 9:43:40 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: MCOAvalanche

Their playbook sounds vaguely familiar to some things I’ve read here on FR...


9 posted on 06/07/2012 9:43:48 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: D-fendr
I’m afraid a Veep candidate needs to be a good presenter and debater. Jindal fails here.

So the guy makes one bad speech (and it wasn't that bad, just not exciting enough for those who prefer stem-winders) and you're happy to throw out the incredible leadership he has shown over the last few years?

I've seen him speak in many other contexts and believe that the "response" was an anomaly. Then again you may be a member of your local Toastmaster's club and eminently more qualified to be vice-president because of it.

10 posted on 06/07/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Besides the fact that he is not an NBC, there are too many other better choices.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 9:45:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind

Trial balloons an’ all that.


12 posted on 06/07/2012 9:46:15 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Puppage

Jindal was a member of the House of Representatives during Katrina - what leadership role are you referring to, please?


13 posted on 06/07/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Martinez for VeePee!


14 posted on 06/07/2012 9:48:44 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SeekAndFind

It could be fun, however, wtaching the DBM (which has said the parents citizenship is irrelevant to the natural-born issue) turn on a dime and a find a reason ONE parent has to be a citizen to confer natural born status.


15 posted on 06/07/2012 9:50:18 AM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: Iscool

Now that’d be wise...Pick a guy who can’t legally run for President...


Trial balloon, but this maybe a good way to get the qualification issue before the Supreme Court for adjudication.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 9:50:18 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: D-fendr
"I’m afraid a Veep candidate needs to be a good presenter and debater."

Gaffer

17 posted on 06/07/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well worth it (if only for the inevitable Joe Biden “Macaca” moment...)


18 posted on 06/07/2012 9:51:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
Jindal as Veep would be lipstick on PIG.....
19 posted on 06/07/2012 9:51:58 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Perdogg

RE: Martinez for VeePee!

And how is Susana when it comes to fulfilling the “Natural Born” requirement?


20 posted on 06/07/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would rather see Petraeus as VP.

He has what Mitt lacks: foreign policy, military and anti-terrorism experience.


21 posted on 06/07/2012 9:53:11 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

Jindal would be helpful in getting back some of the Asian vote to the GOP side. They vote way too Left.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 9:54:43 AM PDT by tellw
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To: Johnny B.
"Regardless whether you buy the reasoning of the Birthers (I don't), Jindal is every bit as eligible as Obama.

Not necessarily; it's been pretty well established Obama has never made all the information on his BC public. My favorite theory (with tongue in cheek) is that it lists Eldridge Cleaver as the father; Obama could never release that becuase: 1.) Cleaver was a serial rapist and black power advocate; but 2.) After he reformed, he became a Mormon and a republican.

Obama would have been savaged by both sides!

23 posted on 06/07/2012 9:56:48 AM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not eligible, next.

Besides, during the Gulf oil disaster, he just stood there on the tarmac and took a dressing down from Zippy instead of telling Zippy to go F himself, I’m building the dikes anyway.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 9:58:12 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Puppage

Yeah, that whole leadership role he perfected during Katrina, and the more recent tornadoes, is overrated.

Oh brother. Give it a rest. Katrina is ancient history and tornadoes? Who knew. So if you want to brag about Katrina and Tornadoes he did as his job requires, fine. But that gives the Republicans Louisiana and Mississippi which will go for the RINO (Romney) anyway.


25 posted on 06/07/2012 9:58:26 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

ONLY if Petraeus justifies his ROE. I respect the man for the most part, but I do believe the ROE were his idea.


26 posted on 06/07/2012 10:02:57 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe her parents are nautral born. Her grandfather came legally to US.


27 posted on 06/07/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: In Maryland

Sorry. I meant Hurricane Gustav.


28 posted on 06/07/2012 10:08:21 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: D-fendr

One thing is for sure: anybody mentioned this early is probably NOT going to be the eventual VP pick. Every potential pick will get his/her “week in the sun”.


29 posted on 06/07/2012 10:11:07 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Puppage

>> I meant Hurricane Gustav <<

Doesn’t matter. The NBC folks will bash you and Jindal about some other issue — anything else will do!

That being said, I think Jindal’s time hasn’t yet come. 2020 will be soon enough, at which point he’ll probably have my enthusiastic support.


30 posted on 06/07/2012 10:14:39 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: napscoordinator

He’s against the legalization of same sex unions. He’s 100% pro life. He’s pro 2nd Amendment. He’s against illegal immigration. And, those are just the easy ones to define. What more does he need to bring to the table?


31 posted on 06/07/2012 10:15:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Hawthorn
That being said, I think Jindal’s time hasn’t yet come

I absolutely agree with you. I think he still needs more experience.

32 posted on 06/07/2012 10:17:52 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: newheart
I've seen him speak in many other contexts and believe that the "response" was an anomaly.

That's very good to hear; Jindal is a great man and great governor. I hope he has a bright future in government.

I wasn't basing my post on the one speech; I have seen him speak and interviewed other times; but, not a great deal, likely not as much as you have.

thanks for your reply.

33 posted on 06/07/2012 10:23:42 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Puppage

With all these “Bright Stars” I need sun glasses.


34 posted on 06/07/2012 10:27:15 AM PDT by UncleSam (Why must someone else always make the final decisions?)
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To: biggredd1
...or name Sarah Palin as VP and show his smarts.

Don't think Sarah would accept as she has her eye on the prize. If Romney won he'd be young enough for re-election in 2016 and that would delay Sarah. If he loses, the path would be open for Sarah Palin in 2016. That's why she'd prefer the sidelines.

35 posted on 06/07/2012 10:40:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SeekAndFind

Beware of Jindal. He was spineless when it came to legislature pay raises. He vowed not to raise taxes, but instead tried to raise fees which the legislature shot down. His ethics reforms included tougher laws on all but the governor’s office. And now he is giving $8500/ low income student to attend the same private schools I’m paying thousands out of pocket for my child to attend. While I’m no fan of public schools, allowing the public school students to attend private school with no money out of their pockets isn’t going to fix the lack of motivation that is a problem in the public schools. It’s just another handout/redistribution scheme that tries to use money to equalize outcomes.

jindal is a “moistened finger in the air politician.” If he was a resident of Maryland or michigan, he’d be a Democrat.


36 posted on 06/07/2012 10:40:12 AM PDT by Jake8898
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To: newheart
I've seen him speak in many other contexts and believe that the "response" was an anomaly.

It likely was but the DemonRats would ballyhoo it far and wide.

37 posted on 06/07/2012 10:42:13 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Puppage

Then bring those items up. I have no problem with Jindal except his speaking ability and I am not sure he is NBC. Otherwise, bring him to the table.


38 posted on 06/07/2012 11:05:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: sunmars

Yeh I seriously doubt Jindal is on the short list.


39 posted on 06/07/2012 11:06:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: D-fendr
Big time. I’m afraid a Veep candidate needs to be a good presenter and debater. Jindal fails here.

Next...

Have you ever heard the expression "single point trend analysis"?

40 posted on 06/07/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: sunmars
Can’t see it, Jindal brings nothing too the table.

Bobby Jindal is brilliant, honest, hard-working, educated, experienced, and deeply conservative.

That's not nothing.

41 posted on 06/07/2012 11:25:02 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Puppage
Yeah, that whole leadership role he perfected during Katrina, and the more recent tornadoes, is overrated.

Are you being sarcastic?

I think Gov. Jindal's leadership during Katrina and the numerous subsequent storms, as well as during the oil spill, have been exemplary.

42 posted on 06/07/2012 11:27:11 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: exit82
Besides, during the Gulf oil disaster, he just stood there on the tarmac and took a dressing down from Zippy instead of telling Zippy to go F himself, I’m building the dikes anyway.

This is nonsense.

43 posted on 06/07/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: SeekAndFind

If they want Jindal then I say bring it.

And like you, let the NBC debates begin....


44 posted on 06/07/2012 11:36:28 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: rogue yam
Yeah, that whole leadership role he perfected during Katrina, and the more recent tornadoes, is overrated.

Are you being sarcastic?

Take another look.....I didn't say that. The poster to whom I provided your Jindal opinion did. We're of the same mind on this one.

45 posted on 06/07/2012 12:03:17 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: In Maryland
Not necessarily; it's been pretty well established Obama has never made all the information on his BC public
OK, but none of the things you mentioned have any relevance to his eligibility.

And, it's not the Birth Certificate itself that's important. Many (most?) people born in this country prior to the 20th Century didn't even have birth certificates.

46 posted on 06/07/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: Puppage

“Yeah, that whole leadership role he perfected during Katrina...”

Jindal was not the La. governor during Katrina. It was Kathleen Blanco and was a “fail” in leadership.


47 posted on 06/07/2012 12:20:03 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: texteacher

See post 28


48 posted on 06/07/2012 12:41:44 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Johnny B.
If it were to be proved that Eldridge Cleaver was Obama's father (by birth certificate, DNA or whatever) there would be no doubt he was a natural born citizen - he would be the child of two U.S. citizens and born in the US. (That is unlikely to happen; but in trying to think of why Obama went to such expense to hide his birth certificate, I was trying to think of what could have been so embarrassing to be worth all the trouble, and yet leave the jus sanguinis question open?)

There are, of course, other possibilities. He could be listed on his birth certificate as "White", which would have probably sunk his chances of election.

My point is not to rehash the NBC thing again - my point if that if the republicans nominate someone who is not the child of citizens, Obama may prove he is the child of 2 citizens and the press and democratic position that NBC means born in the country would INSTANTLY change to one requiring being the child of citizens.

P.S. The last U.S. President born before the 20th century was Eisenhower.

49 posted on 06/07/2012 12:47:00 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: napscoordinator

That airhead, Kathleen Blanco, was the Governor of LA during the Katrina hurricane. She was joined in incompetence with that super mayor of NO/LA, Ray Nagin. With 2 do-nothing Democrats in command, the people of New Orleans were sitting ducks.

Blanco sat on her hands fretting while the school buses were stranded in a parking lot in NO. I’m sure you all remember the case of the young teenage boy who somehow got the keys or otherwise jerry-rigged the motor and then drove a bus full of people out of NO toward the great state of Texas.


50 posted on 06/07/2012 1:10:03 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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