The GOP's Dream Boy Gov. Jindal Doesn't Want to Be President?
There's plenty of buzz in Republican circles about Gov. Bobby Jindal's future, and the Louisiana Republican has stoked the fires with recent presidential hints and a trip to Iowa. It came as something of a surprise, then, that Jindal said yesterday he's not interested in the presidency.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, seen by many Republicans as the most promising standard-bearer for a remade party, said at a Richmond, Va press conference that he isn't running for president in 2012.
At a news conference Wednesday with Bob McDonnell, Virginia's 2009 Republican candidate for governor, Jindal was asked if he was interested in being president, AP reports.
His answer: "No."
Jindal said he's planning to run for reelection in 2011, something that would make pivoting to a national campaign logistically and politically tricky.
I'm sure that's what Jindal said, and it's likely he meant it. But I don't really believe him.