November 16th, 2010
11:53 AM ET
12 years ago

Jindal NOT running in 2012

(CNN) – When it comes to a possible Bobby Jindal 2012 presidential run, the Louisiana governor will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.

Jindal, considered to be a rising star within the GOP despite some high profile setbacks, issued an emphatic Shermanesque statement Monday in an interview with the Associated Press when asked about his 2012 White House plans.

"I'm not being coy at all. I'm not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats," said Jindal. "We have made great progress in Louisiana, but we've got a lot more work to do."

Jindal is currently on tour promoting his new book, "Leadership in Crisis," which in part takes aim at President Obama for what the Louisiana governor describes as a tepid response to the Gulf oil spill earlier this year.

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  1. shilpy

    jindal never has one idea; he always has "couple of things" to present.

    November 16, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. Take America Back from the Libs

    Well let's see......Jindal is honest, a good speaker, good values, experienced....... now I know why any Liberal doesn't like him, same is true with Palin.
    Everytime any one is mentioned who is not Liberal, the CNN Lib Bloggers hit.....the ONLY one they can ever vote for is Obambi.....why, because he wants to "REDISTRIBUTE" our other words; they want the government to feed and take care of them from cradle to grave because they themselves are one of the following:
    1. Lazy
    2. Illiterate
    3. A Failure
    4. Jealous
    5. Have no Ambition
    Or a combination of all five! I have never received one dime in government assistance, my Grandfather and Father taught me how to work. I have paid in the maximum each year into the Social Security system........I have a successful business (all to the Glory of God) and employ many people.....bottom line Liberals: Get a JOB and GO TO WORK!

    November 16, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. Griff

    I believe one reason he refuses to run is that he saw how people attacked President Obama about his religion. He knows that if his ancestors are from India, he could be labeled as a Hindu and attacked unmercifully, as Obama was and still is. Our constitution says we should not discriminate based on religion, but we do. I believe it would be great if he would run. Remember, if no one else steps up, Sarah Palin says that she would. Then we'll have a clown for the circus she will create.

    November 16, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. glib lib

    President Obama's "tepid response" to the Gulf oil spill. So I guess if you don't run around in a panic, as bobby jindal did , like a chicken with it's head cut off then you're being tepid? Bobby "Chicken Little" Jindal 2012!

    November 16, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. ramtruck2500

    Thank God! What a yes man!

    November 16, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Darth Vadik, CA

    Notice how it says that he is promoting his book, and that in his BOOK he criticizes Obama...because you know, what's the point of being in the government if you cant get famous or money off of it, just ask Palin...

    I don't see any Democratic congressmen/women going around promoting their books WHILE THIS COUNTRY IS IN CRISIS... for thought....

    November 16, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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