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HPL
05-29-2012, 08:08 PM
I've liked Bobby Jindal since the first time I heard him talk (can't remember when that was exactly, but at least a couple of years ago). Anybody else read this?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/02/opinion/frum-vice-president-rubio-jindal/index.html?iref=obinsite

Franco
05-29-2012, 10:25 PM
I wrote several weeks ago that Rubio would only help with the Cuban vote. Lots of annimosity beween Cubans and Mexicans and different cultures.

Bobby Jindal would add litle to Rmoney's campaign. La is going to vote Repub no matter who runs. Romney would be better off with Sen. Portman. Much more experience than Jindal or Rubio. Jindal is as inexperienced with Foreign Policy as Romney! Plus, Ohio is a key battleground state.

BonMallari
05-30-2012, 12:03 AM
I wrote several weeks ago that Rubio would only help with the Cuban vote. Lots of annimosity beween Cubans and Mexicans and different cultures.

Bobby Jindal would add litle to Rmoney's campaign. La is going to vote Repub no matter who runs. Romney would be better off with Sen. Portman. Much more experience than Jindal or Rubio. Jindal is as inexperienced with Foreign Policy as Romney! Plus, Ohio is a key battleground state.

Portman is a nobody.....not sure why some media speculates about him just because he is from Ohio...don't think he can carry the ticket for that state alone...deep down I think Portman is the pick for those that want to see Romney lose....outside of his state, who knows what he looks like

Jindal is a good man, but just doesnt match up in this particular election, would be hard for him to be a Romney # 2 after he was a big supporter of Newt..I think he is better off staying as the Gov where he can do more good for Louisiana

I agree that Rubio is still green in the experience dept, but the camera loves him and he has the wow factor, well spoken and articulate..not quite sold on him yet...used to think Nikki Haley but she might be another Sarah Palin....my longshot....the Donald

Gerry Clinchy
05-30-2012, 10:38 AM
Jindal would not have less foreign policy experience than Obama had ... and since he was raised by his Asian parents, he might actually have good insights for policy in Asia. While Obama spent part of his childhood in Africa, he was raised mostly in his grandparents' environment. He may have been exposed to the African-American experience, but that would not have given him foreign policy insights.

Jindal's support of Newt could actually bring to a ticket, the ideas that attracted many to Newt ... while Newt's character history was a liability. That could boost Romney with those who believe he is not conservative enough.

That said, Jindal has been very vocal about finishing his job in LA before he ventures into national politics.

I sure hope it won't be Christie. There are things to like about Christie, but not his gun rights position. He also has no foreign policy experience.

Hah! That may make no difference ... some people thought that Biden would bring foreign policy strength to the Obama ticket. Look how that turned out.

Chad Baker
05-30-2012, 12:23 PM
A little over a month ago we had our Reagan Day Dinner in Kingsport TN. Our key note speaker was Bobby Jindal and I was very impressed with his speech.
Chad

ARay11
05-30-2012, 02:13 PM
IT CAN'T GET ANY WORSE.....
CHARLIE BROWN WOULD HAVE BETTER FOREIGN RELATIONS THAN THE CLOWN IN DC TOWN....
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk angrily demanded Wednesday that President Barack Obama explain his reference to "a Polish death camp" during a high-profile White House ceremony a day earlier, saying the remark smacked of "ignorance, lack of knowledge, bad intentions (http://www.premier.gov.pl/en/press_centre/news/prime_minister_donald_tusk_s,10217/)" and amounted to "a distortion of history."
"When someone says 'Polish death camps,' it is as if there were no Nazis, no German responsibility, as if there was no Hitler—that is why our Polish sensitivity in these situations is so much more than just simply a feeling of national pride," the prime minister said.
[Related: WH says Obama 'misspoke' of death camp (http://yhoo.it/Ju3hgf)]
Tusk bluntly rejected National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor's expression of "regret" for the remarks and acknowledgment that Obama "misspoke" as falling woefully short of making up for the mistake.
"I am convinced that today, our American friends are capable of a stronger reaction—a clearer one, and one which perhaps eliminates, once and for all, these types of mistakes—than just the correction itself and the regret which we heard from the White House spokesperson," the prime minister said in a statement posted in English on his official website.
"We take note of these words, but it seems that it would be even more important for the United States than for Poland to end this with class. That is how one acts with regard to tried-and-tested friends, but this is also how one acts in your own, well-defined interest. I believe our allies are capable of such behavior," Tusk said.
Obama ignited the diplomatic flare-up (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/29/remarks-president-presidential-medal-freedom-ceremony) on Tuesday as he honored Polish resistance hero Jan Karski and others with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.
"Jan served as a courier for the Polish resistance during the darkest days of World War II. Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself," the president said.
Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski immediately demanded on Twitter that the White House apologize for what he called an "outrageous mistake (https://twitter.com/sikorskiradek/status/207605418816577537)" and said the ceremony had been "overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence." Conservatives happily piled on: David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, likened Obama's comment to saying that the Atlantic slave trade had been run by Africans (https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/207805673801650176).
"Obviously the insult to Poles was unintentional. That's what's shocking. Cdnt be bothered to get it right, even when honoring a Polish hero," Frum added in a subsequent tweet (https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/207806197112385538).
But while the White House could easily shrug off criticism from partisan sources, Tusk's blistering statement suggested that Obama himself would need to try to defuse the controversy.
"The words uttered yesterday by the President of the United States Barack Obama concerning 'Polish death camps' touched all Poles," Tusk said.
"We always react in the same way when ignorance, lack of knowledge, bad intentions lead to such a distortion of history, so painful for us here in Poland, in a country which suffered like no other in Europe during World War II," the prime minister said.
"Here, in Poland, we cannot accept such words even if they are spoken by the leader of a friendly power—or perhaps especially in such situations—since we expect diligence, care, and respect from our friends on issues of such importance as World War II remembrance. In Polish-American relations, in friendly relations, respect vis--vis the smaller partner should be the most recognizable sign of such relations," Tusk said.
[Related: Newly discovered photos from inside Hitler's home (http://yhoo.it/KsbaGQ)]
Obama has avoided that blunder before. In a late-April visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, he cited the Poles among the victims of Nazi genocide. "We tell them, our children, about the millions of Poles and Catholics and Roma and gay people and so many others who also must never be forgotten," Obama said (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/23/remarks-president-united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum).
And in a January 27, 2010, videotaped statement for the ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Obama paid tribute to the Polish resistance (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/text-videotaped-message-president-barack-obama-ceremony-commemorating-65th-annivers).
"Even as we recall man's capacity for evil, Auschwitz also tells another story—of man's capacity for good. The small acts of compassion—the sharing of some bread that kept a child alive. The great acts of resistance that blew up the crematorium and tried to stop the slaughter. The Polish Rescuers and those who earned their place forever in the Righteous Among the Nations," he said.

Franco
05-30-2012, 02:24 PM
Jindal suppoted Perry of Texas and not Newt as both Bon and Gerry have posted. He supported Perry because both Tx and La are oil states. Jindal might be good in evaluating healthcare and energy but in today's world of TV political beauty contest, he would have a difficult time as he is terrible on camera. I still maintain that Sen Portman is far more qualified(7 term U S House of Reps and first term Senator...very popular within his state and Ohio is a key swing state!

huntinman
05-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Jindal suppoted Perry of Texas and not Newt as both Bon and Gerry have posted. He supported Perry because both Tx and La are oil states. Jindal might be good in evaluating healthcare and energy but in today's world of TV political beauty contest, he would have a difficult time as he is terrible on camera. I still maintain that Sen Portman is far more qualified(7 term U S House of Reps and first term Senator...very popular within his state and Ohio is a key swing state!


This from the man who picked Ron Paul to win:confused: