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Is Bobby Jindal getting ready for 2012?

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has taken an active role in dealing with oil spill on the Gulf Coast. As he takes the lead in enforcing clean-up and rebuilding, is he setting himself up for a potential presidential nomination in 2012? Read the full article here.

By Jodi Westrick  |  May 18, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Now that Crystal Palin in on the lecture circuit making $3,500 per, I think she would be a wonderful candidate for VP of the Repub Party - who will they run for Prez??? Beck, Limbaugh, the top Tbagger in 2012???? Can't wait to see this debacle unfold. In the meantime, you Tbaggers keep throwing you money at the Palins. SUCKERS!

Posted by: utahmink | May 18, 2010 11:44 AM

Jindal, palin and the teabaggers, sounds like a cartoon show from the south.

Posted by: moemongo | May 18, 2010 11:58 AM

I think hey may run in 2016, though. Right now, too many people still know him for dissing volcano warning systems and sounding like Kenneth the Page. After his stint as governor, he'll make more of a national name for himself, then look toward 2016.

I'm going to go out on the non-cynical limb and presume he's taking an active role on the spill cleanup because he cares about Louisiana and the gulf. Also he's the governor and that's kind of what they do.

Posted by: dkp01 | May 18, 2010 12:25 PM

he's a lightweight. at this time 84% think he's not viable. too bad he wasn't viable as a fetus. then we wouldn't be reading about him.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | May 18, 2010 1:38 PM

If he was really smart he would have shut down the oil rig on the day he took office. You reap what you sow.

Posted by: rj2008 | May 18, 2010 1:48 PM

I think that the Democrats would dearly love a ticket that involved Jindal and/or Palin. Talk about your loose cannons.

Posted by: jamalmstrom | May 18, 2010 2:25 PM

You are joking.

Posted by: hakafos44 | May 18, 2010 2:29 PM

Everyone knows the Post is a left wing rag, but this unscientific poll clarifies that its readers are just as left wing as the writers. 84% believe that he's not a viable candidate?

He's a fairly popular and effective governor and, at a minimum, more qualified than Obama was when he was elected president.

Posted by: c_e_daniel | May 18, 2010 2:31 PM

Why isn't there ever a "Hell No" option...or, "I'd rather have my eyes gouged out with hot pokers"...No simply isn't a strong enough response! lol

Posted by: Impeachbush99 | May 18, 2010 3:35 PM

C_E_Daniel has it right. Jindal is absolutely a viable candidate by any measure. Why do you think the republicans had him respond to obama's first speech to a joint session of congress?

And then you have this Jamalmstrom know-nothing calling Jindal a "loose canon"

In fact, under the left's standards Jindal is a better candidate since he got into both Harvard law and medical schools.

Posted by: dummypants | May 18, 2010 3:47 PM

Palin-Jindal! You betcha!

Posted by: PontiusPilot | May 18, 2010 4:13 PM

If you've ever heard Bobby Jindahl speak, you know he's not getting ready to run for anything! Mommy and Daddy can just push a kid so far, and if it isn't there, it isn't there!!

Posted by: Maerzie | May 18, 2010 5:47 PM

Dummypants @ 3:47pm said: "Jindal is absolutely a viable candidate by any measure. Why do you think the republicans had him respond to obama's first speech to a joint session of congress?"

And Jindal crashed and burned. Which is the whole point here -- he's not a viable presidential candidate.

Posted by: simpleton1 | May 18, 2010 6:18 PM

He is afraid to use his real first name. How could he stand up to a rough and tumble presidential campaign?

Posted by: rcvinson64 | May 18, 2010 6:30 PM

Piyush Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal, who came to the United States as immigrants from India.

Posted by: rcvinson64 | May 18, 2010 6:34 PM

No, I like Palin(Bristol)/Souder. Hypcrite and Hypcritter.

Posted by: BBear1 | May 18, 2010 7:08 PM

America will never elect a jew, a mormon or an indian for president...

Posted by: demtse | May 18, 2010 8:16 PM

Piyush Jindal is a nice guy who's trying to do a good job but he's not very experienced. I'd like to see Jindal try for a national post--but more like a congressional seat not a VP or Presidential seat.

After the Palin candidacy, I think the electorate is going to pay a little more attention to a candidate's private and public sector experience.

Although Obama was attacked for lack of experience by the Republicans--it was National experience he lacked at the time--not legislative experience. His total time in public office was greater than the time Jindal has been in office.

In 2012, the electorate will have a President seeking re-election who spent a great deal of time and effort solving a mess created by previous administrations--the electorate knows this.

His decisions have helped a lot of folks who had no other means of getting assistance. Folks who never would have received help if the Republicans had won and they know it. To think these folks won't come out and vote to support the man who helped them is foolish.

Finally, "Drill baby drill" might not carry over so well with the folks in the south and the East (if the spill carries up the eastern seaboard) when the environmental and financial impact of the BP spill is finally totalled up.

Posted by: FrommainstreamAmerica | May 18, 2010 8:30 PM

Now, who are the racists? Why can't he be President? Because he is of India desent?

Posted by: highwaybluesoccer | May 18, 2010 8:46 PM

Oh for heaven's sake. Jindal made a late walk on an oily beach and he's presidential material? Republicans are really desperate.

Jindal will never overcome that dismal answer to Obama's address to congress. At least not with his non-response to a month old oil leak.

Posted by: arancia12 | May 18, 2010 10:44 PM

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