Jindal to endorse Perry
September 12th, 2011
02:55 PM ET
11 years ago

Jindal to endorse Perry

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the campaign for the Republican nomination enters the crucial fall stretch of the primary calendar, a source tells CNN.

Jindal is on his way to Florida and will be Perry's guest at Monday night's "Tea Party Republican Debate" broadcast on CNN from Tampa, the source said. Jindal is expected to formally make the announcement prior to the debate.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

Jindal released a statement Monday saying, “Rick Perry is the candidate who can lead our party to victory in 2012."

“His record on job creation simply cannot be beat, and the one million jobs he’s helped create as governor is a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs lost on President Obama’s watch."

Earlier in the day, Tim Pawlenty endorsed his one-time rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, for the GOP nomination. Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor who dropped out of the race last month, will be Romney's guest at the debate.

An interview with Jindal will air exclusively Monday evening on CNN's "John King, USA."

Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Content Partner • Rick Perry • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. wishing

    What do you think of a man who is vain enough to dye his hair?
    What do you think of a man who throws his support behind a man vain enough to dye his hair?
    Did I hear anyone say, "could you make me Vice President, please?"

    September 12, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    who cares who this clown endorses?

    September 12, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. Patriot

    Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry.... Who cares?

    September 12, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. Tom

    Just wait, if Perry becomes president, you'll be forced to get flu shots or be arrested.

    September 12, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    His guest? Share a hotel room? What?

    That's two Indian governors for Perry - is he promising even MORE TX State Jobs to the H1-B visa holders? They hold most of them already. It's no longer Austin, it's Bombay East!!

    September 12, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. DrSheilahere

    I opened up the article without looking at the host. As soon as I saw the first post, "Perry is the preferred candidate for idiots." I knew it was a Dem. sponsored blog.

    Why can't a liberal ever state what they are for or against? It is always name calling. It does not move the discussion anywhere. If you do not like Perry, say why. State your case against him. Why do you have to insult the writer?

    September 12, 2011 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  7. johnson

    This is all too funny, the Republicans and tea party block and stall any progress for the country, alllllll the while the Candidate's running for nomination say that the president failed. Not even helping your party help create jobs in America but run for president.(what is wrong with this picture?) WE HAVE OVERESTIMATED THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE AMERICAN VOTER.

    September 12, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  8. rosaadriana

    hum, I thought Jindal was smarter than that. Guess I was wrong.

    September 12, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. SixDegrees

    Whenever I hear "Rick Perry" I can't help but think "Sideshow Rick Perry", after that Simpson's episode where Luke Perry stood in for Sideshow Bob.

    September 12, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – lots of NEW and ENDORSEMENTS today. This PUSHES Bachmann further and further down the polls to where she is NOT even showing!! It's also strange that Palin is still HIGH in the polls, beating Bachmann!!!

    I truly hope PERRY gets the nomination.... But as you notice in other TICKERS, he's "flip-flopping" his ASH all over the place – especially when it comes to Social Security. I guess he's trying to move his ASH towards the center!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!
    You do not realize how many people – Black, White, Hispanic, American Indian, etc. LOVES HIM until you go to one of his campaign stops......................... out of a capacity of holding 9,000 people @ UR – there were LESS than 100 seats empty!!! I have the FILM to PROVE IT!!!

    September 12, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  11. Mr. Moderate

    Gee, if Perry gets the nomination, I wonder who his running mate will be?

    September 12, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  12. AlaskaPalin

    The issues are serious but there's much humor in the postings. Although one could get upset at times 9/11 reminds us that when it comes crunch time we are all americans! We look out for each other.

    September 12, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  13. Voice of Reason

    DrSheilahere – I'll tell you what i dont like about Perry. He has time and again taken a position that science doesnt matter, that ideology trumps reason (see his stance on global climate change or intelligent design for details). He's flip-flopped on many many issues, including his stance on social security (which he apparently hates in his book, but defends in interviews, but lambasts again in debates, and will aggree with just enough to keep from alienating senior votors). He continually blames the current administration for issues that any reasoning person would dig into and see are the result of many years' worth of bad decisions. He not only approves of the recent unprecedented redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the rich, he advocates more of it – see his positions on taxes. He publicly prays for rain in a packed stadium because there are wildfires burning for the last 400+ days in Texas, yet HE is the one who cut the forest service budget by 30%... The Texas jobs miracle he keeps going on about is anything but – Texas has one of the lowest literacy rates in the nation, and has the highest percent of the workforce in jobs that are at or below minimum wage – Some miracle.

    In short – you could fill bookshelves with what this guy doesnt know about running a country. Does that answer your question?

    September 12, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  14. Retired Army in San Antonio

    Jindel endorses Perry?

    Well now; that's gonna sway a lot of voters 🙂 !

    September 12, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  15. SJinCA

    That helps Perry's credibility a little bit, and absolutely destroys Jindall's.

    September 12, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  16. Joe

    Perry is a phony, a blowhard with limited grasp of the facts, a demagogue, and a cynical opportunist. This is not name calling, it's a statement of the observable facts.

    September 12, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  17. brilliant pebble

    To those that are misinformed that Hindustanis are more intelligent than Americans, I give you Bobby Jindal.

    September 12, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  18. Richard Ryder

    I have always thought Jindal was a "sane" GOP more than most...but this changes that...he is as stupid as the rest of them. Look it up...GOOGLE it, 38 of the poorest 100 counties in the US are in Texas...this is what Perry is so proud ot? Half of the people there cannot speak English and probably dont even know who Perry is, as i doubt he has been to McAllen or Starr County, Texas...shame on Jindal.....I actually liked him. NOT!

    September 12, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  19. Scott A

    No shocker here. A stupid, evil, bigoted governor backs another stupid, evil, and bigoted governor. Of course who in the GOP field isn't stupid and/or evil? You have to meet those requirements to be a Republican.

    September 12, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  20. thorr

    Who cares what Bobby Jindal does? Is that what his mother named him. He should take care of his issues in Louisiana, that a large enough task.

    September 12, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. Indian American

    Bobby, or what ever you want to be called...you are a shame to the Indian-American community.

    September 12, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  22. vet in texas

    @ Dr.Sheliahere:

    Why can't a liberal ever state what they are for or against? It is always name calling. It does not move the discussion anywhere. If you do not like Perry, say why. State your case against him.

    I don't like Perry because he is a fraud, he campaigned on us not having budget issues and guess what.....we do to the tune of 27 Billion, more that California, I don't like Perry because he sold our highways to a private Spanish company (from Spain), and took land under eminent domain to do so. I don't like Perry because he mandated 12yr old girls get vaccinations after being paid by the company to do so. In a nutshell, I have just shown you that Perry is not a fiscal conservative, does not respect private property and madated we buy something. Everything that the tea party says they are for he has done completely opposite. I'm liberal, so that should make it even worse, Perry used to be liberal for Gore in the 90s. Perry is a fraud just like Bachmann and her government handouts and Romney and his Romneycare, all of which make these 3 pledge signers unelectable based on tea party conservative values, which is why we wonder how truthful that movement is if any of these 3 frauds get the nomination.

    September 12, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  23. trex

    A very SIMPLE case of Dumb and Dumber, .................................teabagger style

    September 12, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  24. A Crazy Old Coot

    Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Why hasn't Piyush "Bobby" Jindal produced his long form birth certificate for review by true Americans? Why has he spent millions trying to hide it? Why is he forcing the residents of Louisiana to live under Hindu law? What is he hiding?

    September 12, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
    The only one not showing his "real" birth certificate and hiding his past is Mr. obama the fraud president. He was born a british subject and was not, is not, and never will be qualified for President of the United States of America.

    Gov Jindal is not a Natural Born Citizen and is not qualified to be President of the United States of America either. Same with Sen Rubio of Fla. At least Gov Perry is a Natural Born Citizen as required by the Constitution. But, I don't want him as President either. I have my own opinion of who I will vote for and will not broadcast it to the world.

    Have a nice day!

    September 12, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  25. Timothy Bladel

    I dream of a day where there is no fear mongering liberal sadist left in government, who has no idea what this country is, or what made it as great as it is. Liberals either spew ad nauseam rhetoric that makes no sense to any objective observer, or they start to show what egoistic brainless drug abusers they really are. Not one of them can see straight enough to examine an issue clearly enough to see the whole picture. They claim to be the altruistic bunch, but show their futilitarian ways with every bill they either ask for or push towards legislation. No doubt Obama is good with the cadences, chalked with inimical rhetoric, but other than blaming others for the lack of shovel ready jobs, he has no new solutions. If liberalism was so superior then they would not need these canards they call arguments. Each and every premise on this thread from a lefty is erroneous, and lacks any valid arguments, with deductive logic. They are claiming all the wealthy are Bourgeoisie, but then deny their Marxist tendencies. The lefts obsolescence is near, which is good for the rest of the world. Maybe after we will see the generations of minorities finally see the fruition of all their hard work. The left will not have the constant message of hopelessness, and finally use the opportunities that have been offered to them. There will be no more liberal conjecturing, and policy can be based off of empirical data that is not manipulated by the very forces that see monetary gain when they are in power. Look to Goldman Sachs when you wonder why those who helped destroy the economy are sitting free. The unwarranted loans that ending result was wide spread economic panic. This led to the candidate of hope and change, but reality gave us fear and endless hopelessness.

    September 12, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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