Jindal, a young and charismatic newcomer on the national scene, could best be described as an uber-Republican. He might just be the antithesis McCain needs on the ticket to help solidify the conservative base.
Here are just a few of the things Jindal brings to the table that might be of interest to some voters and conservatives:
1) Youth. No need to expand on that.
2) 100% voting record on pro-life.
3) Receive an A rating from Gun Owners of America
4) Favors offshore drilling and tried to eliminate the moratorium against it in 2006.
Jindal is also Indian American, which is one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in America, with a current estimated population of around 2.5 million. There are reasonably large Indian American populations in the following states: California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and Ohio. Of those states, expect NJ, PA, FL, MI, VA and OH to have close votes.
Prior to the endorsement by Gingrich, Jindal has been mentioned by various sources, most notably Rush Limbaugh, as a possible candidate for VP.
The downside to such a nominee would be that Jindal would likely turn off many of the disaffected Clinton voters; yet, I have to still believe that our country is fundamentally conservative and that inspiring the conservative base is much more important than pandering to Democrats.
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