Jindal still deciding on 2016
October 27th, 2013
10:32 AM ET
9 years ago

Jindal still deciding on 2016

Washington (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday it's still way too early to announce whether or not he's running for president in 2016.

"I don't know what I'm going to do in 2016," Jindal told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

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Jindal, the head of the Republican Governors Association and a former congressman, said he wants to focus on "winning the war of ideas" before making a definitive decision on his presidential ambitions.

"As Republicans, we have a lot of races we have to win before then," Jindal said.

Jindal highlighted the association's "America Next" program, a push that revolves around "detailed policy solutions" to problems like failing education systems and high unemployment, which he hopes will erase the perception of the Republican Party as "the party of no."

"We need to show voters conservative principles work. And to see them working, you don't need to look any further than our state capitals," Jindal said.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    We need red state governors who have extremely high uninsured rates to solve health care? What a joke the red staters are. But it would be fun to see Bobby and Rick Perry battle Cruz and Paul for the brain dead bagger base of the GOP.

    October 27, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  2. Anonymous

    "We need to show voters conservative principles work.......you don't need to look any further than our state capitals"
    Before that, you need to have principled people working in your state capitals.

    October 27, 2013 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    Sorry you’re not conservative enough

    October 27, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Thomas

    Fantasy Land ,
    What Party will he be representing , Republican panty or the TeaParty ?

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal possibly could get a VP spot at best , possibly .

    October 27, 2013 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. rs

    Jindal is wise to wait, he may not have a party by 2014.

    October 27, 2013 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  6. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    Jindal,is just the type of republican we need in leadership. I respect Cruze, and the teaparty but we can not when a national election with Cruze are Rand paul.

    October 27, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  7. What's in that tea anyway?


    Jindal,is just the type of republican we need in leadership. I respect Cruze, and the teaparty but we can not when a national election with Cruze are Rand paul

    LOL....a Republican winning the WH in the next 2-3 decades is like finding that mythical Unicorn wondering around in your background. Your party stinks to high heaven....Keep respecting the Tea Baggers and Cruz'in for a Brus'in and let me know how that turns out...OK? Trying looking at the polls...one indicator "....less popular than even head lice" seems to come to mind alot.

    October 27, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  8. Gurgyl

    GOP is gone to dogs. Very pathetic party of no.

    October 27, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  9. The REAL Truth...

    Why on earth would Jindal want a nomination from the folks he called "The Party of stupid"?

    October 27, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  10. rs

    The GOP is in a world of hurt:
    The red state governors, thanks to the ACA, have been shown to have thrown their poor under the bus- and the red states have the most poor, the most on food assistance, the lowest educational attainment.
    This last week revealed the GOP's real electoral plan- keep Democrats from voting with their fake Voter protection laws.
    They are easily the most hated party in America.
    Committing acts of treason is not the way to win friends.

    October 27, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  11. Concerned citizen

    Stay where you now, and be happy for having so many stupid voters to put you in this office!

    October 27, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |