Like Ramesh and Kathryn, I thought the text of Jindal’s argument was fine, but the governor’s delivery just wasn’t working for me. He seemed to have somehow figured out a way to speak too quickly and too slow at the same time. (A couple readers, who wanted to rave about him, agreed, using terms like “robotic” and “Mr. Rogers.”) His remarks sounded like they were being read aloud, not spoken naturally.
It came as something of a shock, considering how well Jindal performed on Meet the Press and at the White House meeting yesterday.