(CNN) - Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is adamant about running for reelection in Louisiana, but is a little cagier about a run for the White House.
"I'm running for reelection in 2011," Jindal said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I am running to be governor of Louisiana. There will be other candidates running for president."
When asked if he would consider running as vice president on the Republican ticket in 2012, Jindal left the door open.
"I'm not going to turn down something that's been offered to me," he said. "But I'm not running for vice president."
Jindal managed to stay on message when pressed about a presidential run post-2012.
"My only political aspiration is to be reelected governor for a second term," Jindal said.
He also said former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin could make a "compelling case" for president.
"I like governors because they have to balance their budgets, they have to run their states," Jindal said.
What's more important for the country than who will run in 2012, he said is for Republicans to "show the American people we've learned our lessons, we deserve to be a majority party again."