Governor Bobby Jindal is my choice for Romney's VP. I know there are swarms of Republicans that think it should be Rice, Rubio or Ryan but I disagree.
Condoleezza Rice is joined at the hip with former President George W. Bush and will give the Obama campaign plenty of ammunition to viciously attack her for Bush's policies. Romney's message would be drowned out by the Democrats and their media.
As far as Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Paul Ryan are concerned, both men are far too important to be removed from the positions they now hold. Rubio can help guide the Senate back to a smaller federal government and Ryan can begin to eliminate baseline budgeting which is one of the most important things he could do for our country.
Bobby Jindal has been, and continues to be, a first rate governor for Louisiana. Yes, he did a poor job in his response to Obama's State of the Union speech in 2009, but haven't we all done something like that in our lives even though our mistakes were not on nationwide television?
He has since proven to be a superior governor and every time I see him interviewed, the conservative message flows out of him without any effort on his part. In other words, he believes what he says and is passionate about it. He should be the man to stand alongside Mitt Romney during the rest of this campaign. - Reggie
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana told the RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday that he had two big problems with Barack Obama: “The first is the fact that he’s been the most liberal president since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. My second problem with him is that he’s the most incompetent president since Jimmy Carter.”
Jindal has a relaxed, natural energy in front of a crowd. He discusses matters of complex policy, and the astonishingly successful solutions he has implemented as Governor, with the familiarity and passion of a science-fiction fan talking about his favorite Star Trek episodes.
He fully understands the stakes in November. “I’m here to tell you, this really is the most important election of our lifetime,” he explained. “We really can not afford four more years of this president. And I mean that not only in the sense of the trillions of dollars of debt. I mean that not only in the sense that we can’t afford four more years of on-the-job training. We can’t afford the change to our country that will happen under his leadership.”
He cited a number of metrics of economic success, from GDP growth and employment to family income, which suggest Obama has been moving the country in the wrong direction. “I don’t want the President to get us accustomed to this being ‘the new normal’… to get us to believe this is simply the best we can do,” Jindal warned. “Look, I believe he has done the best he can do. But that’s not the best America can do.”