2016 presidential election

Wallis Watkins

“This is not my time.”

With those words, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has ended his quest for the White House, a campaign that began with a rally in Kenner on June 24th.

“My name is Bobby Jindal,” he declared then, to cheers from the crowd. “I am governor of the great state of Louisiana, and I am running for President of the greatest country in the world—the United States of America!”

Last evening, Jindal’s announcement was much quieter, given during a one-on-one with Bret Baier on Fox News.

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Governor Bobby Jindal is speaking at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., today. The event is put on by the Family Research Council, headed by former Baton Rouge state representative Tony Perkins. We can make an educated guess that he’ll talk about religious liberty, as he often has lately.

“The biggest discrimination going on is against Christian business owners and individuals who believe in traditional forms of marriage,” Jindal said during the CNN debate last week.

He’ll also likely urge, “Defund Planned Parenthood right now,” as he did during an appearance on a talk radio program in Iowa this week.

During that same conversation, Jindal suggested getting rid of Congress.

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It’s one of Governor Jindal’s favorite statistics, and one he’s sure to quote in tomorrow night’s debate on CNN: “We’ve actually cut our state budget 26 percent.”

Yet every time Bobby Jindal says it, State Treasurer John Kennedy cringes.

“It does bother me when the Governor says that,” Kennedy states. “It offends me because those aren’t the numbers.”

In fact, Kennedy says, the actual numbers show the opposite.

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 Governor Bobby Jindal continues his quest for the White House, and he will participate in the CNN Republican debate this Wednesday. He practiced some of his debate responses with the National Press Club last Thursday.

“Congress has the constitutional responsibility to fund government,” Jindal declared. “Absolutely they should defund Planned Parenthood.”

Planned Parenthood does not do abortions in Louisiana, but Jindal says the web-posted videos produced by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress prove the family-planning organization is “barbaric”.


It’s been awhile since we checked in on Governor Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign, so let’s see how it’s going.

Last week he pitched in the minor league game of GOP contenders, on Fox News.

“I won two landslide elections. I made big changes. I think our country is tired of the politicians who simply read the polls and fail to lead,” Jindal said during that debate.