Jindal robocalls for Perry in South Carolina
December 28th, 2011
03:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Jindal robocalls for Perry in South Carolina

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has lent his voice to a blitz of South Carolina robocalls in support Rick Perry's presidential bid.

Jindal is one of the Texas governor's top surrogates and spent two days campaigning with the Republican presidential candidate in Iowa last week.

"I have been on the road with Rick Perry in Iowa, where his campaign is finishing strong," Jindal says in the 30-second call, which was provided to CNN by a South Carolina GOP source.

Listen to the audio here.

"Gov. Perry is a consistent conservative who will completely overhaul Washington," Jindal says. "Rick Perry is not afraid to tell the truth about the danger our country is in. South Carolina can make sure we have a conservative nominee. I believe Rick Perry is the strong conservative we need."

The calls are being paid for by Perry's campaign.

Jindal's isn't the only voice to hit South Carolina answering machines this month.

Gov. Nikki Haley also tracked a call for Mitt Romney, her chosen candidate in the Republican race, after she endorsed him two weeks ago.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Bobby Jindal • Rick Perry
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Oh well, despite that uniquely memorable rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address a couple of years back, I didn't think that he could possibly descend to backing Gov. Perry. Oh well, it must be a gulf coast governer thing.

    December 28, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Really? The same Bobby Jindal who gave the teapublican response to the State of the Union? Enough said. Endorse who you wanna endorse Bobby.

    December 28, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. BOBBY NOT HIS NAME

    Bobby is his American name he took, his real birth name is Paiush or something like that, and this guy was all over POTUS about his damn birth certificate.

    December 28, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Bobby is taking a page out of foreign owned media, Fox. Bobby, like the field of republican clowns, is also becoming pretty good at lies, misinformation, stupid conspiracy theories, and spreading gloom and doom. In other words saying things that resonates with right wingnuts.

    December 28, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Booby gets money from BP, Perry gets money from BP. A match made heaven, I mean hell.

    December 28, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. Doug in NYC

    So the people of Texas are paying Perry his governors salary while he is out of the state and not doing anything for Texas, not that Perry does anything for Texas when he's in Texas. Also the people of Louisiana are paying thier Govenor his salary to pal around Iowa with Perry? I think the fine people of Texas and Louisiana deserve to have the Govenors refund their salaries and reimburse the states for any perks they receive as Govenors, being they are out of the states so much!

    December 28, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  7. Phil in KC

    On a separate note (since comments are closed there) – what does Silverlieb have against Iowa? He makes several misleading statements, including the fact that 0 delegates are selected that night. While no national delegates are selected right then and there, local delegates are selected. They then go to the next level, where the number will be whittled down. The remaining go to state where they are again whittled down and the delegates to the national convention are chosen. So, while the final decision as to who will be the national delegates is not made, some of the people selected as delegates that night do go on to the national convention. Further, at each level, it is based on the amount of support for each candidate, so that the final delegate selection is representative. Silverlieb either doesn't know what he's talking about or he is intentionally twisting the facts to misrepresent the situation.

    December 28, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Gov. Perry and Gov. Jindal have so much in common .

    They both are Corporate , corrupt , Bozo's !
    Perry / Enron
    Jindal / BP

    December 28, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  9. Ann

    Our thoughts exactly in response to Doug in NYC.
    But oil lobbist and "pals" of Perry don't see it at all that way.

    December 28, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  10. TeaPartyIsForLittleGirls

    Looks like Jindal himself doesn't want to be a governor in next term.

    December 28, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  11. vic , nashville ,tn

    Gov. Nikki Haley and Gov. Bobby Jindal making robocalls for two losers

    December 28, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. TeaPartyIsForLittleGirls

    Governor of the poorest state is doing robocalls for the governor of second poorest state. Looks like they are made for each other.

    December 28, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  13. Deep in the Heart of Texas

    Get up off your knees Jindal, Perry is almost as irrelevant as you!

    December 28, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. cali girl

    no thanks to that phone call.

    December 28, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. WiredweirdinSF

    OMG, fresh meat for the drug addicted corrut union bosses to tell their people to demean and degrade. People with common snese, who pay taxes, who work hard and object to giving their money to welfare frauds, dope addicts and the corrutp union bosses must be destroyed so they can reelect the most inept, incompetent, corrupt, union toady this country has ever had. Read the comments from the left here. The dopers are attacking.

    December 28, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. Sean

    I'm sad to say that Piyush is the governor of the state I live in. Just google his name an exorcism and get a good laugh. This clown turned down $100 million of the $700 million stimulus money that went towards unemployment and helping the unemployed pay for their health insurance COBRA coverage. Then goes around bad mouthing our president, while holding 6' long checks to local communities using stimulus money but appearing like it was his office taking the credit. Another family values GOP hopeful, in the pocket of big business and the Chamber of Commerce!

    December 28, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  17. diridi

    This India dude is an idiot, watch out, he wants Charles Grassley to pass the HR3012, Fairness high skilled immigrants act to bring all illegals from India and they are not even INVESTING IN USA.... watch out this idiot....nonsense, while USA has 8.5percent unemployment....Obama2012

    December 28, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    And Jim DeMint waits patiently to see the results of Iowa and New Hampshire. Then he could undo all that Governor Haley has been trying to accomplish with her endorsement of Romney. As a Liberal Democrat, I would love to see Rick Santorum win the nomination, even if he loses the primary in his home state of Pennsylvania. Even Joe Biden could beat him for President!

    December 28, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  19. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    I need to see Bobby's Birth Certificate and his H1B Visa. Bobby is just too commom of an American name. What's your real name Bobby? If I had to take a wild guess, I'd think he comes from the tribal border region between Pakistan and India. I bet he knows where Zhawahiri is. I'm just kidding.

    December 28, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  20. ART

    Jindal is an embarrassment to all indians for supporting a biggot like Perry

    December 28, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  21. Good for Jindal

    TeaPartyIsForLittleGirls–TX second poorest state? Sounds like sour grapes, since Texas is quite the opposite. While the rest of the nation is losing jobs, Texas is gaining a ton of them. They must be doing something right...
    Just a shot in the dark, but I bet you live in New York, Illinois, or California, where your state is on the verge of bankruptcy and losing jobs to Texas every day.

    December 28, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. Angy

    jindal is a yawn(no sleeping pill after listing to him) & perry is a dumbbell.

    December 28, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  23. Angy

    jindal is a yawn(no sleeping pill needed after listing to him) & perry is a dumbbell.

    December 28, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  24. Terry Gloege

    After Bobby's famous speech several years back I'm surprised he dares talk at all.

    December 28, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |