June 29th, 2008
01:42 PM ET
14 years ago

Jindal: 'McCain has to talk more proactively' on economy

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caption="CNN’s Candy Crowley interviews Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Sunday."]

Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-Louisiana, told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday that he thinks John McCain has to be more proactive in his dialogue on domestic issues if he wants to win the White House.

While the Arizona senator scores well on issues related to foreign policy and national security, recent polls show that Barack Obama leads McCain on economic matters.

When asked how the presumptive Republican nominee can overcome this hurdle, Jindal suggested that McCain needs to overtly emphasize his policy differences with those of the presumptive Democratic nominee.

“Senator McCain has to talk more proactively about his views on domestic issues, how he contrasts with Senator Obama,” the governor said on Late Edition.

Highlighting McCain’s positions on health care, taxes, and a “robust national energy policy,” Jindal said: “I think the majority of the American people agree with Senator McCain’s positions, but he needs to draw that contrast so people can see the difference.”

The nation’s youngest governor, Jindal has often been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate. He is a staunch social conservative who could possibly offset any reservations Republicans have about McCain’s conservative credentials.

Filed under: Bobby Jindal • John McCain
soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Jaybird

    Bobby Jindel the bio major from Brown who believes in Creationism....for VP?......yeah, we need more of the same....

    June 29, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  2. Daniel

    CNN is the most biased netwrok I have come across. When I send the comments they do not publish it. They say it is under moderation. However same time most liberal comments, they publish here because they want John McCain or Booby Jindal to read these stupid messages. I do not care what CNN does but I will stop reading your Ticker box and also I will not watch your channel. You are the most biased network and a pouthpiese of Barack Hussein obama. If CNN knows journalism, please tell me what are the achievements of Barack Hussein obama. VOTE JOHN MCCAIN. BARACK IS A HOAX.

    June 29, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  3. William, from Cali!

    To Phil , in FL. I hope you are right, before but not after ;1/20/2009 ......then the Democrats , will have to deal with it............We don't want to see that.............Now, do we...................

    June 29, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  4. Trollmaster

    McBush, McSame, McWar, and now since he's flip flopped so much we can call him McKerry.

    June 29, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
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