Jindal says “No” to 2012 bid
Politico’s Ben Smith is reporting Jindal’s answer at a campaign stop with Bob McDonnell.
Now, it’s always possible Jindal is being coy, and running for re-election in 2011 wouldn’t preclude him from setting up an organization quickly to compete nationally. However, it would be tough.
Frankly, I’m happy Jindal is taking a pass. In my opinion, he’d be much better off waiting until 2016, right after he completes his second term as Governor, when he’d still only be 45 years old. Even if a Republican defeats Obama in four years and Jindal has to wait until 2020, he’d still be under 50. There’s plenty of time, and no need to rush him into a national race.
It’s also good news for Huckabee fans.