The Corner

Why Not Jindal?

Bobby Jindal hasn’t been discussed as much as some of the other contenders. But he avoids the potential liabilities of Senator Portman, who currently works inside the Beltway and had a relatively high-profile position in the Bush administration. He’s a governor and an unquestionably capable guy who at a young age already has a wide variety of political experience (he’s also been a congressman and an official at HHS). As the son of immigrants, he has a story that makes him a little more interesting than Tim Pawlenty. He’s a wonk who can be trusted in a VP debate and who would presumably be an asset to conservatives in internal policy fights in a Romney administration. Altogether he’s a very appealing option. 


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