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    Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down the bong

    Back to back, Jindal has picked up the public statement hammer and started swinging.

    First was the warning shot at Generic Stupid. Last night he targeted Romney.

    A leading Republican governor sharply rebuked Mitt Romney for his view that President Obama owed his reelection to “gifts” his administration gave to various demographic groups, saying the sentiment was not representative of what the Republican Party believes.
    Of course this is somewhat in line with his Republican Governors Association duties but still, this looks a lot more like him seeing himself as voice of the party as a whole.

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    Re: Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down the bon

    Wasn't he "the voice" in 2008 or 2009, too? I distinctly remember him giving the "counter speech" after Obama's SOTU.
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    Re: Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down th

    Well, they could do much worse for a party voice than Jindal, both him and his counterpart in New Jersey are looking might presidental versus Romney.

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    Re: Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down the bon

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Wasn't he "the voice" in 2008 or 2009, too? I distinctly remember him giving the "counter speech" after Obama's SOTU.
    In which, as Gov of a State that was still recovering from having its ass kicked by a natural disaster, ridiculed volcano disaster research. Yes.

    But 180s aren’t new to him. He transitioned from top %5 ranking in earmarks as US Congressman to the LA Gov decrying them without a flinch. *shrug*

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    Re: Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down the bon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight View Post
    Back to back, Jindal has picked up the public statement hammer and started swinging.

    First was the warning shot at Generic Stupid. Last night he targeted Romney.



    Of course this is somewhat in line with his Republican Governors Association duties but still, this looks a lot more like him seeing himself as voice of the party as a whole.
    Jindal is playing both sides here, jumping on Romney for opposing these "gifts" yet also opposing that type of federal gov't spending. IMHO, he is digging a hole here that will consume him quickly. You surely can't win by trying to "out Santa Claus" the demorats. Hmm...
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    Re: Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down the bon

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Jindal is playing both sides here, jumping on Romney for opposing these "gifts" yet also opposing that type of federal gov't spending.
    Playing both sides? Not really IMO.

    Playing both sides is what helped Perry get re-elected. Decrying the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act but accepting Texas’ chunk to help fill the multi-billion $ hole in his own State budget.

    Playing both sides is whining about “gifts” by the Other Guy in a campaign where you promised extra spending and tax cuts.

    What Jindal is doing is trying to reframe the pitch.

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    Re: Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down the bon

    right now, if i had to guess the 2016 field, i'd put Jindal, Christie, and Rubio on the "almost certain to run" list.

    edited to add that i strongly suspect that Paul Ryan will be in the field, as well.

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    Re: Anyone that thinks Jindal isnít already running for 2016, please put down the bon

    Jindal has never impressed me even when the party turned the spotlight upon him a few years ago. He simply does not have what it takes for the national prime time spot. Christie has managed to turn a state disaster into a personal resurgence - much in the fashion of Rudy G. and 911 fame. However, we know how far that took him. But Christie is someone to watch just the same. Rubio should have been the VP this time and Florida would have been in the GOP column. Probably not enough to change the electoral results - but the GOP missed a great opportunity there.

    Ryan just comes across as a smart aleck dweeb who simply does not have the gravitas for the top spot.
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