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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Obama talked about Americans. Jindal talked about Republicans and Democrats.
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    His speech was loaded with a bunch of 3rd grade intellect and Apple Dumpling Gang style language. I use the name SouthernDemocrat, because I am from the South originally, and Southern Democrats are historically the most conservative Democrats in the party. Just the same, I am more of a pro-business bluedog / dlc democrat than anything.


    Here is the problem. Yes, Jindal is going to appeal to Republicans, and his speech probably resonated with the party base, just like Palin appealed the base, and talk radio appeals to the base. The problem is that the base needs to figure out that they need to rally behind someone that appeals to others outside of their base. The Republican base is small. They are not going to win just preaching to that little choir. In fact, if anything they will loose more of the middle by doing so.
    I do agree up to your view on the speech. The republican voting base is lacking the normal working man and woman, which was what this speech aimed, and hit IMHO. I am willing to "bet a paycheck" that he is the GOP's nomination for president in 2012, barring any crazy stories of his personal life surfacing
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Jindal was probably the most laughably terrible speaker I've ever heard/seen. I invited my apolitical roommate in and we had a laugh over it.
    I have to admit that was not only laughable. It was downright painful.

    I know some here believe he'll somehow 'find his speaking legs'. But I disagree. Jindal is Governor of a state... he's already had plenty of time to hone his speaking skills and work on his image. This is not a diamond in the rough we're looking at. This is a stone that's already been cut and polished quite a bit. And frankly, it's not going to suddenly turn into a precious gem.

    Is it possible Jindal could be the 'new face' of the GOP for 2012? Sure. Or so could Sarah Palin.

    If the GOP can't come up with a better candidate than either of those two, lord help us. We'll be in for a repeat performance of 2008 next election that will be disastrous, reminiscent of the horrendous Democrat nominees during the 1980s... Mondale & Dukakis.

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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?
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    If Jindal is the new face of the GOP...the GOP is in serious trouble.
    They would be almost better to have Palin as the face of their party.

    Jindal's speech represented basically everything that gave Obama the election in November. Jindal basically represented everything that the Republicans were rebuked by the voters for.
    I was actually amazed that the Republican party has learned so little in the last two elections that they would continue down this same road.

    If Jindal is the new face of the GOP...that means only good news for Democrats.
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    What I find funniest is that there is anybody in the right wing of the political spectrum who thinks they'll get anywhere with a guy who publicly makes no secret that he opposes abortion even in rape and incest cases. - Have fun hiding that from the majority of this country who doesn't wish to see Roe V. Wade overturned.
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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?
    After watching his speech, I can say that Jindal is not a leader that can take America down the road to fiscal responsibility, but not many people are - They simply lack the charisma to pull off successfully running for president.

    However, Jindal IS the new face of the GOP in that, in his capacity in the Senate, if he successfully runs, he can help craft the Conservative policies that have been sorely lacking in the Republican party for many years. Jindal needs to run for Senate.

    Jindal is an asset to the party, and yes, the face of it too.
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Given the fact that democrat is part of your name, i must take your opinion with a grain of salt. It is not that i think he is amazing, instead, i get the feeling he is going to resonate quite well among republicans. Jindal's speech was loaded with southern emotional appeal to disenchanted republicans who are in disarray. It was a rally speech, nothing more.
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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    I do agree up to your view on the speech. The republican voting base is lacking the normal working man and woman, which was what this speech aimed, and hit IMHO. I am willing to "bet a paycheck" that he is the GOP's nomination for president in 2012, barring any crazy stories of his personal life surfacing
    After Palin, nothing will surprise me. I wouldn't take that bet.

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    Re: Is Jindal the new face of the GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What I find funniest is that there is anybody in the right wing of the political spectrum who thinks they'll get anywhere with a guy who publicly makes no secret that he opposes abortion even in rape and incest cases. - Have fun hiding that from the majority of this country who doesn't wish to see Roe V. Wade overturned.
    Actually, with someone like Jindal, the veiw of anti-abortion could become the majority again. Remember, abortion didn't used to be always be acceptable

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