That decision was made a long time ago. Timing is everything, and in Jindal's announcement, he makes that perfectly clear.
Politics has a way of impeding progress, and Louisiana cannot afford to lose another second. The upcoming state legislative session this spring is vital. We cannot afford failure, and the surest way to attain failure is to politicize every initiative and decision.Yeah, buddy! It seems as if the time that campaigns consume just keep getting longer and longer. We're already distracted about who might or might not run for President, and that election is still 22 months away. Long before the Presidential election, we have a governors election here in Louisiana, and a host of local elections that should demand our undivided attention.
Quite frankly, the Governor and our state legislators need the opportunity to do what is in the best interest of the people. After that, we can have an election.
It is my belief that campaigns are too long as they are, and that people grow weary of the barrage of charges and counter charges. I want to avoid D.C.-style politics with mudslinging, and instead focus on solving the problems that our state faces.
Historically, the real true kickoff of the Governors election in Louisiana is on the July 4th weekend at the Pentecostal Campground in Tioga. Look at who is on the podium that weekend and you'll have a good idea of who the front-runners are.