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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    He would be the absolute perfect candidate if he hadn't had a "religious awakening."
    Was it wrong with that? It is hard to be a Conservative and not have a great respect for traditional belief systems and religions.

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    Personally these people, Obama, Kevin Rudd, this guy, seem like clones of Tony Blair and perhaps not quite even matching up to him. They have the media savvy, the spin doctors and a certain amount of PR and publicity ability but they don't have seem to have the oratory ability that a Burke, Patrick Henry or Disraeli had in their little fingers.
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Jindal is clearly an opportunist, taking advantage of the GOP's need for an Obama clone. If he had his own opinions he might be refreshing, but he has obviously bought into the Republican hive mind, and spouts only authorized talking points. Like John McCain, Jindal decided to sell his soul for the support of the Republican party. He is simply the GOP's token "darkie", a lawn jockey who has the advantage of not being black.

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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by SWM View Post
    I've had a tough time accepting the rationales for a Palin-lead GOP, but I could see Jindal at the helm of the vangaurd. He should be careful of potentially over-exposing himself too soon.
    That's exactly what I was thinking about his speech.

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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Was it wrong with that? It is hard to be a Conservative and not have a great respect for traditional belief systems and religions.
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    There is nothing wrong with that, my problem would be those who want to legislate their belief system on others. A few months back he signed a bill to have public schools teacher Creationism or Intelligent Design (I forget which one) as an "alternative" to Evolution. It raises a Red Flag IMO.
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Was it wrong with that? It is hard to be a Conservative and not have a great respect for traditional belief systems and religions.
    I've got no problem with religion and think it's great when people have a strong faith. That's entirely different from someone who hypes creationism and believes that he participated in an exorcism.

    Listen, the dude is absolutely mind-bogglingly earth-shatteringly brilliant. He was a Rhodes Scholar who was accepted at Yale Law School and Harvard Medical School and turned them both down. I have no qualms about saying that he's probably one of the most brilliant people in the country, let alone in politics. It's just a shame that he had to be so public about something that will obviously cast a shadow over any future ambitions he has.

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Jindal is clearly an opportunist, taking advantage of the GOP's need for an Obama clone.
    Know what's most amazing about this? Jindal actually KNOWS THE FUTURE and was able to predict that the GOP would need an Obama clone, so he decided to serve as Asst. Sec. of HHS and then run for Governor before anybody outside of Chicago had ever heard of Obama.

    Pretty brilliant plan to copy Obama if you ask me.

    If he had his own opinions he might be refreshing, but he has obviously bought into the Republican hive mind, and spouts only authorized talking points. Like John McCain, Jindal decided to sell his soul for the support of the Republican party. He is simply the GOP's token "darkie", a lawn jockey who has the advantage of not being black.
    Because you don't agree with him and because he's Indian, it's not possible that these are actually his opinions? He had to have been forcefed them by whitey?
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Watching Obama's speech, i have to admit he is quite a motivating speaker. His part on education was nothing short of amazing. Following his address to congress, CNBC aired a republican response by Bobby Jindal.

    He is young, of Indian decent, and easily rivals Obama from an oratory standpoint.
    My question: Is Bobby Jindal the new face of the GOP?
    Dude....

    Puh-leeeze.

    I ain't even gonna go there.

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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    He is young, of Indian decent, and easily rivals Obama from an oratory standpoint.
    Easily rivals Obama from an oratory standpoint???

    Comparing the oratory ability of Bobby Jindal to President Obama is like comparing sprinting ability of an 80 year old man with a broken hip to Usain Bolt. The two are not even remotely comparable.

    The last Republican with the kind of speaking ability that Obama is gifted with was Reagan.

    If the Republican base had any sense about it and about where the country is today they would make Charlie Crist the face of their party.
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    I think if you give it 2 years, he will be.
    Pawlenty and Jindal will be in the election 2012
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Easily rivals Obama from an oratory standpoint???

    Comparing the oratory ability of Bobby Jindal to President Obama is like comparing sprinting ability of an 80 year old man with a broken hip to Usain Bolt. The two are not even remotely comparable.

    The last Republican with the kind of speaking ability that Obama is gifted with was Reagan.

    If the Republican base had any sense about it and about where the country is today they would make Charlie Crist the face of their party.
    Did you not watch his response last night? If not, here it is

    YouTube - Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican Response To Obama's State of Union Address; Part 1/2, 02-24-09

    YouTube - Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican Response To Obama's State of Union Address; Part 2/2, 02-24-09
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Almost as bad as Two Girls and a Cup.

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