Monday, January 22, 2007

Bobby Steps Up

Chad Rogers, over at the Dead Pelican, reports that Bobby Jindal has decided to run for Governor.

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.

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.
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.

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.

4 comments:

j said...

This particular liberal Democrat will not only vote for Bobby Jindal he will send a campaign contribution. Jindal will be the best thing to happen to Louisiana since the discovery of oil in Louisiana back in, what? The 1920s?

Nick said...

I for one am hoping that State Treasurer, John Kennedy, would also run. A run-off between him and Jindal would ensure that regardless of the outcome, Louisiana would gain a competent leader in Baton Rouge, as opposed to 2003 when the numbskull from New Iberia was elected over Jindal.

j said...

You know what's weird? Blanco actually thinks she will win!

Ambulance Driver said...

He should have been our Governor in 2003. He had the lead in the polls, and Blanco resorted to attack ads in the final days before the election.

Jindal was too honorable to respond, and it cost him. Here's hoping he has learned his lesson.

I voted for the Boy Wonder back then, and I'll vote again for him this time.