Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to discontinue his bid for the White House. With no momentum and no poll numbers to speak of, Jindal’s campaign never really got off the ground. For awhile at the helm of the Bayou State, Jindal’s star shone brightly, but the presidential climate has taken its toll. Despite his conservatism and his prowess as a policy wonk, Jindal mourned his inability to gain traction.
“We spent a lot of time developing detailed policy papers, and given this crazy, unpredictable election season, clearly there just wasn’t a lot of interest,”
As disappointed as he must be to have fared so poorly in the GOP nomination contest, Jindal still reflects positively on his career in the political arena.
In withdrawing, Mr. Jindal alluded to his parents’ emigration to the United States from India 45 years ago.”I don’t think in a million years they would have ever imagined that I’d be governor or one day I’d be running for president of the United States,” he said.
But in the end, he told Fox News, “I’ve come to the realization this is not my time.” Jindal’s exit decreases the still huge number of GOP nominee wannabees to 14.