Veepstakes: The Case for Jindal

Whom should Romney pick to run with him?  Rob Portman, Tim Pawlenty, Condi Rice, John Thune, Marco Rubio, Susana Martinez, and Kelly Ayotte are names that keep popping up.  But the best choice might be Bobby Jindal, who is serving his second term as governor of Louisiana.  Notably, Governor Jindal has been successful as a governor and as a political leader in Louisiana. Jindal just turned forty-one, which would make him one of the youngest people ever to run for vice president.  His youth also means that if Romney wins and is re-elected, in 2020, Vice President Jindal would be a boyish 49-year-old who could win the nomination without much party division.  At the same time, though, despite his youth, Jindal has a résumé of breathtaking brilliance.  In fact, if put on the ticket, Bobby Jindal might be the most intellectually gifted person ever nominated to national office.  He had offers to work in the private sector and doubtless become very rich,...(Read Full Article)

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