Jindal Rules Out 2012 Bid
I am sure no one will hold him to it, but when asked directly today by the Times-Dispatch’s Tyler Whitley if he is interested in running for president in 2012, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal flatly said “I’m not”.
Of course there have been other candidates for president (namely the guy ready to take the job) who issued outright denials and then went on to seek the highest office in the land. Jindal answered no quickly and then went on to talk about how at this point republicans shouldn’t be gearing up for 2012, they should trying to find ways to work with and support President-Elect Obama.
Jindal also talked extensively about how republicans need to find ways to build bridges with the opposing party, as opposed to knocking democrats down. He told us that he believes that at this point people are sick of presidential politics and he believes Americans want to see their leaders govern, not campaign.
Gov. Jindal also spoke very highly of the man he was there to support Attorney General Bob McDonnell. They both talked about McDonnell’s recent trip to Louisiana and Jindal specifically spoke about McDonnell’s commitment to public safety and fiscal responsibility.
You can see video of Jindal’s visit to Richmond by clicking here.
Here is video of Gov. Jindal’s response to the question as to whether he is interested in running for president in 2012:
Gov. Jindal also took a question about the future of the republican party and he had some interesting insight into that: