Bobby Jindal's "Rising Star"
Sick of the 2008 presidential election? Then let's talk about the 2012 presidential election! That's what the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is doing. He reports on conservative ...
Sick of the 2008 presidential election? Then let's talk about the 2012 presidential election!
That's what the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is doing. He reports on conservative excitement for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:
Jindal is, without question, seen as a rising star within the national GOP. He won the governor's office in 2007 without a runoff (a seemingly impossible feat for a Republican just a few years ago) and those familiar with Jindal's poll numbers insist he is among the most popular governors in the country -- with those thinking favorably outpacing those who regard him unfavorably by an eight to one margin. He also has gained attention for pushing a series of ethics reforms designed to clean up the notoriously dirty state government in the Bayou State.
And, as much as his political team pooh poohs the idea that he would be interested in national office in four years' time, consider these two things: he has already gotten a taste of the national limelight by his consideration in the veepstakes and his handling of Hurricane Gustav, AND he is visiting Iowa next month. (As we have written before, politicians NEVER -- we can't stress this enough -- go to Iowa accidentally. They know exactly what a trip to Iowa means.
Earlier this year, I suggested that Jindal wouldn't end up on a presidential ticket until at least 2016. Then again, I said the same thing about the governor of Alaska.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
University of California May Limit Out-of-State Enrollment1 hour ago
South Carolina House Speaker Resigns after Admitting Misconduct in Office1 hour ago
How Denver's Attracting Top Private-Sector Talent from Places Like Chipotle58 minutes ago
Texas Agency Responsible for Protecting State from Pollution Is Fighting Tougher Ozone Standards46 minutes ago
Georgia Towns Are Getting Rich off Speeding Tickets1 hour ago
North Dakota Fights over How to Spend Huge Oil Revenues2 hours ago