Bobby Jindal bows out of race for president

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has been polling between zero and one percent support in recent national polls, “suspended” his campaign for the Republican nomination for president Tuesday saying ““I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time.”

That still leaves more than 10 active candidates, with no more debates scheduled until December 15.

Here’s the Washington Post’s Jindal sendoff piece.

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 11/18/2015 - 09:13 am.

    “this is not my time”

    Even though he won’t get the nomination this time around, Jindal represents a deep GOP bench of young governors and senators who are gaining national experience and name recognition that will serve them and their party well in future election cycles.

    Try naming six nationally known young democrats who would be in a similar position to run next time as Jindal, Rubio, Cruz, Paul, Walker and Christie.

    • Submitted by Robert Moffitt on 11/19/2015 - 09:18 am.

      Let’s take closer look at your ‘young stars’

      Jindal is despised at home and ignored everywhere else. Cruz is widely regarded as America’s least-liked Senator. Paul has failed to capture the college crowd like his father did. Walker’s star has already faded, and Christie never really recovered from “Bridgegate.”

      Rubio, on the other hand, seems to be in a good position if the amateurs leading in the polls should falter. As the days to actual voting dwindle, that’s seeming less likely.

      Of course, until Iowa, everyone (including me) thought Howard Dean would be the nominee in 2004. In politics, as in life, anything can happen.

  2. Submitted by Brian Simon on 11/18/2015 - 03:34 pm.

    Who knew?

    Gotta admit, I kinda forgot Jindal was in the race.

  3. Submitted by Thomas Eckhardt on 11/19/2015 - 11:17 am.

    Future Dem Candidates

    Well, first of all if you’re looking for Democratic candidates in 2020 who could poll lower than the margin of error, I’d say there’s probably plenty but they have the good sense not to run in the first place.

    Anyway, it’s a moot point as Hilary will be running for her 2nd term anyway. Good luck to Jindal and the rest of them with that.

  4. Submitted by Tim Walker on 11/20/2015 - 07:47 am.

    I liked the NYT’s Andy Borowitz’s pithy Facebook post (I paraphrase here):

    So sorry for you, Louisiana, as now your governor has more time to actually govern your state.

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