Well, this would appear to pour cold water on my far-fetched but fun “Bobby Jindal will surprise us all by jumping into the race when he’s safely reelected” theory:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the campaign for the Republican nomination enters the crucial fall stretch of the primary calendar, a source tells CNN.
Jindal is on his way to Florida and will be Perry’s guest at Monday night’s “Tea Party Republican Debate” broadcast on CNN from Tampa, the source said. Jindal is expected to formally make the announcement prior to the debate.
Naturally, everyone is speculating about a Perry-Jindal ticket. Jindal indicated that he might be open to such an offer if the GOP nominee wanted him.