Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday afternoon he was ending his presidential campaign. Jindal is the third Republican candidate to suspend his campaign, and also the third Governor.

Governor Jindal made his announcement during Bret Baier’s Special Report on Fox News.

Speaking to Baier, Governor Jindal said:

“It has been a great honor for me to run for President of the United States. To put this in perspective, my parents came to this country forty-five years ago. They came here for freedom and opportunity. When they had me, they were actually living in married student housing at LSU. I don’t think in a million years they would’ve ever imagined that I’d be Governor or that one day I’d be running for President of the United States. The reality though is, they told me as a young child that Americans could do anything. I believed them then and I believe them now. But you know, this is not my time, and I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time, so I’ve come here to announce today that I’m suspending my campaign for President of the United States.”

“Let the left be about division and redistribution, we need to be about growth and specific solutions,” said Jindal.

Addressing the threat of radical Islam, Jindal said, “we have a community organizer in a time of war.”

Jindal attributed his campaign’s lack of success to time spent on detailed policy papers and mentioned he would continue his work at a think tank he set up several years ago. Always the intellectual, Jindal will continue to be a valuable asset to the conservative movement on the policy front.

Governor Perry weighed in.

Pretty much this.

A classy exit.

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