Bobby Jindal To Go To Iowa Soon

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Jindal, Louisiana, Republicans

If he’s truly thinking about running in 2012, I think that’s a mistake since he’ll literally be 41 years old at the time. Then again, that’s what they said about Obama a couple years ago, although Obama had more legislative experience when he ran than Jindal will have in 2012.

And actually, both Huckabee and Jindal are going, but I’m talking about Jindal because I mentioned Huck a few days ago.

Des Moines Register has more…

On Nov. 22, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will visit Cedar Rapids and West Des Moines to speak at several events. Jindal is known for having played a significant role in Louisiana’s recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Neither Huckabee nor Jindal has officially announced plans to seek the 2012 nomination, but Web sites such as Politico.com have speculated on their intentions. Some political observers say it’s just a matter of time before the two publicly acknowledge they are running for president.

“I think they’re just kind of feeling their way around, testing the waters and seeing how things go – to get acquainted with people they’ll have to get acquainted with three years from now,” said Jan van Lohuizen, a Republican consultant who handled polling for President Bush’s re-election campaign.

Others, however, say it is too soon to speculate about contenders for the GOP’s 2012 nomination for president.

“People are looking, probably, for more than there is,” said Bryan English, a spokesman for the Iowa Family Policy Center, which is sponsoring Jindal’s West Des Moines event.

By the way, I don’t think it’s any coincidence that Jindal is starting to make the rounds on the media in this post election cycle and talking about where the GOP needs to go.

Long story short, he could definitely be a new, more bi-partisan force within the party and that’s really the only place they’ll be able to go if they want to push the Dems out of power.


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6 Responses to “Bobby Jindal To Go To Iowa Soon”

  1. Mike Says:

    …although Obama had more legislative experience when he ran than Jindal will have in 2012.

    I still don’t get when experience as a governor suddenly stopped counting. No, it’s not exactly legislative experience, but it is at least just as good if not better.

  2. websurfer Says:

    I think Jindal already has more experience overall than Obama. Look at his full resume. He already served in the house, but before that he was in an executive position as head of the Louisiana system. He has legislative experience, and will have even more executive experience once he finishes his first term as Governor.

    Also, his education as a Rhodes Scholar and being accepted into both Law and Medical school means that he took both the LSAT and MCAT.

  3. websurfer Says:

    Also, his education as a Rhodes Scholar is pretty impressive, and being accepted into both Law and Medical school means that he took both the LSAT and MCAT. Those aren’t easy tests.

  4. BBQ Says:

    Mike,
    I think Justin is counting Obama’s Illinois State legislative experience. Which I don’t really think compares to US Congress and Governor. But it’s up for debate.

    Obama
    8 years State Senator
    4 years US Senator

    Jindal (in 2012)
    3 years Congress
    5 years Governor

    Personally I hope he waits until 2016 because if Obama is doing well and the GOP is still dysfunctional it will be a slaughter. Even if Obama’s two terms are good people might be more willing to let the GOP have another shot at the presidency. Or it could will be like Bush senior where people just wanted more Reagan and he still won’t have much a shot. So I guess time will tell.

  5. Jindal 2012 Blogger Says:

    I honestly think he’s the only current possible candidate that might have a chance in 2012 against a successful Obama. If Obama has marginal or no success then he could be beaten by another candidate (Palin, maybe).

    You make good points. Like the blog. Subscribed.

    Jidnal 2012 on Twitter

  6. Avinash_Tyagi Says:

    I love it, the main GOP players are all either religious nutjobs or guys who couldn’t beat McCain.

    Obama 2012!

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