I have been trying to warn people that Bobby Jindal needs some seasoning. I remain convinced that, long-term, Jindal has the right stuff to be THE future of the conservative movement (as I have written numerous times). But he’s not there yet, and McCain would be utterly foolish to choose him as Veep. Today, he takes some flak from Jeff Crouere, a thoughtful, conservative/moderate-conservative radio host and writer in New Orleans whom I have known for years and whose judgment I consider superb. His judgment is mostly in line with what I reported here a few weeks back, namely that Jindal is making mistakes and is too isolated to have a real handle on things. (And Crouere was NOT one of my sources for that report.)
Again, I have been rooting on Bobby Jindal since before 99.99999% of all conservative politicos had even heard of Bobby Jindal. I have no ax to grind; indeed, I am utterly invested in his success. But I have tremendous respect for the incredibly challenging demands of the presidency, AND for the reality that the vice president could become president at any moment, which is why I am flabbergasted that so many people think so little of how much experience and seasoning should be a requirement for either job. We would all be better off to let Jindal take his lumps, work through them, recover from them, and beat the bad guys in Louisiana for four years, BEFORE he gets elevated to a national ticket.
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