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Jindal Drops Out

Jindal Drops Out

“I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time.”

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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A governor with a fine record. I did wish for this in a candidate.

Pity, between the size of the field, Trump theatrics and MSM sabotage Gov Jindal didn’t have a chance. Hopefully there is a future when he is a viable candidate.

Sad news. He’s a good governor and added (well, at least had the potential to add) much to the debate.

What a pity, but it was inevitable. I guess I’m stuck with either Cruz or Rubio, then.

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

Truer words were never spoken.

A Cruz/Jindal ticket would get my vote.

It’s the right thing to do.

Pataki, Kasich, Santorum, Christie, Huckabee; they all should do the same.
They don’t stand a chance; they should get out of the way.

    stevewhitemd in reply to Exiliado. | November 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

    We need to keep Pataki, Kasich and Christie in the race until after Jeb drops out. Then they can go. If the first three drop to early Jeb might pick up another tenth of a point in the polls, and that will only encourage him to hang in there.

Interesting timing.

In four days, Louisiana will elect a new governor in a runoff. The Republican candidate is Senator David Vitter. There will either be a vacant senate seat for Bobby Jindal to appoint someone to or a weak Republican senator in need of a primary challenger.

By this time next week, we might be talking about Senator Bobby Jindal.

    stevewhitemd in reply to clintack. | November 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I was wondering about that. No law stops him from appointing himself, does it?

    Senator Jindal would join Senator Cruz as a much-needed voice of sanity in the Senate.

I think we have to face the fact that most conservatives are seriously lacking in the TV charisma department. This is a ghastly thing. SO many women will just vote for Mr. Cutie or Mr. Handsome no matter what nonsense he’s spewing. It’s undeniable. (The Dem candidates are terrible but they also have zero charisma this time around.)

Bobby Jindal is a RINO. He has wasted his terms as governor. “Gold Standard of Ethics” not so much, the law has no enforcement method. (the legislators police themselves) He left a multi-million dollar budget deficit because of his lack of leadership and the use of non renewable revenues (like monies from the BP settlement and Katrina fed aid ). He appointed John Alereo lifetime democrat and former gov Edwin Edwards (convicted criminal)cronie as the head of the state senate. The list goes on and on. Bobby is no better than John McCain or Barrack Obama. He talks a good game but when it comes to real reforms or real governance he’s all about Bobby. I live in Louisiana our state would be much better off with out him.

buckeyeminuteman | November 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Goodbye, Bobby. Keep doing awesome work in Louisiana and for America.

Cruz/Jindal 2016!