The Corner

Good News From Louisiana

For once. An election eve poll puts

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bobby Jindalis well in the lead

of the

field. Under Louisiana’s system, the top two vote-getters in the primary

election will meet in the Nov. 15 runoff. Jindal is almost certain now to

make it. He’s 32, a pro-life, pro-reform conservative, the son of

immigrants, and just a terrific candidate. If he wins, he’d be the nation’s

first Indian-American governor. The New Orleans Times-Picayune called him

the “epitome of the generation Louisiana is losing” to outmigration, as the

state’s best and brightest leave for better places. As a Louisiana expat,

I’m rooting for Bobby. If this wunderkind does well, he’s absolutely got a

national political future. Watch him closely.

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