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Jindal Is Out, but Let's Hope He Lingers in the Wings

He'll make a great pick for vice president.

Dan Gilmore · Nov. 18, 2015

Once considered a potential leader in the Republican Party, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday he was dropping out of the presidential primaries. “This is not my time,” Jindal said. If money is air and media churn is fuel in this presidential race, Jindal’s campaign died from asphyxiation. Jindal’s résumé is as high as his five-foot nine-inch frame, yet he couldn’t get enough money for his campaign to draw attention to himself and the lack of poll numbers regaled him to the pre-debate debates among the tail end of the Republican pack. The reformer of Louisiana was a man focused on ideas. “We spent a lot of time developing detailed policy papers,” Jindal told Fox News. “Given this clearly, unpredictable election season, clearly there just wasn’t a lot of interest in those policy papers.” So Jindal will return to the think tank he started to create “a blueprint for making this the American century.” Hopefully, when the presidential field is pared down, the front-runner will consider the politician-philosopher in Louisiana. He’ll make a great pick for vice president.

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