Bobby Jindal is my governor, and while I have posted the occasional criticism of him, overall, I’m pretty satisfied with his performance. Unlike blue jeans and gaming, George Will thinks Jindal for VP is a good idea. In spite of the old-fogey endorsement, it’s not exactly going to break my heart if Romney selects him as his running mate. Having said that, I think Romney would do better to select a running mate from a state he’s not otherwise going to win. Louisiana is a sure thing; Romney’s going to take it, Mississippi, and Texas with ease. Since that’s not a benefit, what else does Jindal bring to the table?
- He’s very knowledgeable about health care. Obamacare is likely to be struck down in a couple of days, so having Jindal out on the stump reassuring voters that the GOP doesn’t hate sick people and effectively conveying an alternate plan would probably be helpful.
- He’s the son of immigrants, and could probably rebut Obama’s recent immigration pander pretty effectively.
- It’ll shut the left down at least a little on the racism accusations. (No, I’m just kidding. Of course it won’t. It’ll ramp them up, because they’ll give him the “Uncle Tom” treatment.)
What else is there? I got nothin’.