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Bobby Jindal Rising as Romneys VP Choice

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir




Susana Martinez was another candidate I selected for the fact that she is Mexican and Mexicans constitute the largest Hispanic ethnic voting bloc in America. Add to that with her on the ticket there would be appeal to those in neighboring states like Colorado and Nevada, two critical toss-up states with large electoral counts. Even if she gave Romney only an extra 5-7% among Hispanics nationwide it would be enough, in a close election, to give it to him. Factor in that New Mexico would likely fall into the Romney column. One more beneficial factor is that she is female and could appeal to the female population, even if it gave Romney a 1-2% jump in the female vote that could easily translate into an extra 2-3 million votes going to Romney.


edit on 6/7/2012 by Misoir because: (no reason given)


How can Gov. Susana be a Mexican? She was born in El Paso. That's in Texas. I think that makes her an American of Hispanic descent. But I don't think she will help Mitt with the Hispanic vote. In the hood she is referred to as "Tia Tomasina" and was elected mainly because of her enormous campaign coffer of Texas oil money and a weak democrat opponent. If anything she will turn off the more conservative evangelicals as she is a staunch Catholic. A Catholic and a Mormon.........give me a break


The Religious Right will just sit this one out and without them....Mitt's mega fail
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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On a political level I'd like to see somebody like Jindal be put onto the VP slot, because he'd be eaten alive on the first day. If I was Romney I would not even consider picking him, he just comes off to me as somebody not suited to run on a ticket much less the presidency itself.

I'll also have to disagree on this idea that rightwing voters will have any problem with religion these elections. It's "anybody but Obama" and evangelicals will vote regardless. They'll put their religious beliefs in the backseat come November and they will vote for the ticket, regardless. Whether there will be enough enthusiasm behind Romney is another story unto itself.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
Bobby Jindal? LMAO! Probably the only VP pick that can make Romney look less candy and more of a man's man.


Really though, he's finished running before he even started. The fact that he tried to exorcise a former non-girlfriend because she was acting funny (read feeling frisky) is just plain weird.

www.motherjones.com...

There's just very little hope of that sort of thing being acceptable to most Americans.

If Romney picks him it will be a colossal mistake.

I agree with the poster above who suggested Mitch Daniels. Chris Christie will out shine Romney, Rubio, not enough gravitas, Ryan, smarter than Romney.




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Jindal is a dull Catholic in a heavily Catholic state. I can tell you, his religion would not be a problem. So his college days involved some religious wierdness. Big deal. They held a crucifix and bible to a troubled girl. Big deal. This in no way involved the theatrics of the Exorcist movies or even of some of the things Sarah Palin was involved with.
His parents are Hindu, for chrissakes. Its not like he's intolerant of other religions. His current religious tone didn't take shape until he lost his bid for governor in 03 or 04. He needed Northern Louisiana (which is more religious and Protestant than Catholic South Louisiana). So he made his adjustments and handily won the next election. You might want to consider the source. Mother Jones isn't exactly an objective news source. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find any more liberally slanted in American media.

Jindal is highly qualified and has produced results. Jobs continue to be created in the state, largely due to the fact that businesses trust him as a leader. Intelligent tax policy also doesn't hurt. His "controversial" policies on education, gun law, and a few other things would only be offensive to those that would never vote for him anyway.

During Hurricanes Gustav and Ike he was highly effective in directing evacuation and coordination between state and federal agencies. Something neither George Bush or Kathleen Blanco could claim 3 years earlier. As a Louisianan, I am very comfortable in his ability to deal with disaster. Besides those storms, he very effectively dealt with the Oil Spill, often defying idiotic Obama Administration decisions. He also dealt well with the river flooding of 2011. He got a little help from mother nature on that one (drought stricken wetlands sucked up the water much more than experts thought they would).

As a Louisianan, I think he'd make a great choice for reasons of substance. Unfortunately, he's about as exciting and engaging as a bag of rocks. His problem is not religion. It is the fact that he's really really boring. The only factor that would make him a poor choice is that he has no style, which is all that matters in Presidential elections.

BTW, I hope he doesn't get the nod. I prefer him to keep his current job.
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by Habit4ming
Here's the most important part, imo, of your post, FlyersFan:
"...Born of imigrants from India..."

Therefore, Jindal is NOT a natural born citizen. Neither is Rubio. Neither are eligible for VP/President...

Umm. did you read the born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana part? Acc to the United States Constitution that makes him a "natural born citizen". There is no provision that says your parents need to be natural born, too. Otherwise, many of our earliest Presidents would not have qualified.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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One last thing:
Rednecks down here in the Gulf States LOVE Jindal. And we're talking Deep South, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama rednecks. The real deal. He won an extremely red state with an overwhelming majority. For the re-election, the Democrats didn't even bother to really run against him, because they knew it would be useless. Whenever politics comes up with a conservative Republican from somewhere else, they ALWAYS talk about how jealous they are that we have Jindal as governor.
I don't agree with ever position he takes, but he is, by far, the best governor this state has had in a very long time (which, I admit, is not saying much)

"Intolerant rednecks" are not his problem.
His dullness is.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 12:30 AM
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Who??? Sorry, I have no idea who this is, but this is why I come here in the first place. If Outkast didnt bring up Gary Johnson I wouldnt have known who he was either.

Love this site.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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My guess is Romney picks Gingrich, McCain, or Rand Paul.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian


I'll also have to disagree on this idea that rightwing voters will have any problem with religion these elections. It's "anybody but Obama" and evangelicals will vote regardless. They'll put their religious beliefs in the backseat come November and they will vote for the ticket, regardless. Whether there will be enough enthusiasm behind Romney is another story unto itself.


"Evangelicals putting their religious beliefs on the back seat"...


Don't know many evangelicals do you? This sounds more like wishful thinking than an informed political assessment.
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posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by Habit4ming
Here's the most important part, imo, of your post, FlyersFan:
"...Born of imigrants from India..."

Therefore, Jindal is NOT a natural born citizen. Neither is Rubio. Neither are eligible for VP/President...

Are his parents 'Naturalized Citizens' ? If they were naturalized citizens and Jindal was born after the fact, then its a different case.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by hp1229

Originally posted by Habit4ming
Here's the most important part, imo, of your post, FlyersFan:
"...Born of imigrants from India..."

Therefore, Jindal is NOT a natural born citizen. Neither is Rubio. Neither are eligible for VP/President...

Are his parents 'Naturalized Citizens' ? If they were naturalized citizens and Jindal was born after the fact, then its a different case.


That is the key point.

Rubio and Jindal were both born in the US, but Rubio's parents were NOT citizens at the time, so Rubio is NOT eligible, although I highly doubt that stops him from running.

I don't know if Jindal's parents were citizens or not, but that is a key aspect of his eligibility.

You need to be born in the US to TWO US citizen parents. Obama is not eligible either, even if he was born in Hawaii, but we see how much that matters.

The whole argument is probably moot, since none of our politicians seem to remember the Constitution anyway.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by Thunderheart
Jindal is a phoney, he is a huge RINO
conservatives from Louisiana know this.
He has the entire nation fooled though.


Well, he obviously had me fooled.


Why is he a RINO?


Big taxer/spender
forgotston.com...
(remind you of someone?)

Endorses other RINOS
kajunman.wordpress.com...

broken campaign promises
forgotston.com...
(remind you of someone?)

appoints campaign contributors tohigh positions in the state
(remind you of someone?)
www.realclearpolitics.com...
www.lsureveille.com...

Jindal outlaws cash transactions
www.rawstory.com...

Spends more time campaigning out of state than running it
www.nola.com...
(remind you of someone?)

Plus he has the MSM in Louisiana kissing his rear like someone else you may know.
If the newspapers and networks are singing his praises, you should think twice about
him.

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posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by pierregustavetoutant
One last thing:
Rednecks down here in the Gulf States LOVE Jindal. And we're talking Deep South, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama rednecks. The real deal. He won an extremely red state with an overwhelming majority. For the re-election, the Democrats didn't even bother to really run against him, because they knew it would be useless. Whenever politics comes up with a conservative Republican from somewhere else, they ALWAYS talk about how jealous they are that we have Jindal as governor.
I don't agree with ever position he takes, but he is, by far, the best governor this state has had in a very long time (which, I admit, is not saying much)

"Intolerant rednecks" are not his problem.
His dullness is.

Yes his biggest supporters are RINOS and ignorant voters that believe the media hype about him.
Real conservatives and informed voters see right through his BS.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Well. I just hope there is a questionaire asking these simple and basic questions on the Future POTUS applicants related to their citizenship, their parents and their grandparents being naturalized us citizen from a immigrant status or born citizens and that the POTUS was born after both the parents were US Citizens or before



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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The more I hear the term RINO, the more I think that "actual" Republicans are just people who dont like a certain candidate. Or not very intelligent.
Cut taxes? Check.
Cut the size of state government? Check.
Work against the power of the unions? Check.
Push for and win school choice via a voucher program (which has incensed the liberals)? Check.
Pushed for the protection of 2nd Amendment Rights? Check.
Created tax breaks and created a more business friendly environment? Check.
Annoy the heck out of the sitting Democrat President to the point that Obama yelled at him in public on a tarmac as he was greeting him? Check.
Defied inept federal agencies who would have allowed oil to creep into marshes? Check.
Support the military within the state in spades? Check.
Make abortions slightly more difficult to obtain (as much as is possible acc to federal law)? Check.
Joined the states trying to refuse Obamacare? Check.

Trying to figure out what it takes to go beyond the "in name only".
Makes me glad I have no party loyalty, actually.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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I think Jindal would be a solid pick, and maybe suprising to some;
people are more open minded about spiritual experiences like the one
he had, even if they are not religious.

With that said there is one overiding factor that was mentioned
earlier in the thread - "Anybody but Obama" that may take hold
with more people in the next months.

And, here is what Mitt said earlier today about Rubio:


“I saw Marco Rubio the other day,” Romney said at his campaign event today in Council Bluffs, to hoots of appreciation and whistles from the crowd of about 400 conservatives.

Romney recounted a conversation with Rubio about growing up poor amid people with beautiful homes and expensive cars.

“(Rubio) said, ‘I never heard my parents say why can’t we have some of what they have?’ Instead, my parents said, ‘Aren’t we lucky to live in a country where with education and hard work, we have a shot at earning that ourselves.’”

That’s what America’s about in the “age of opportunity,” Romney said.

blogs.desmoinesregister.com...



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by pierregustavetoutant
reply to post by Thunderheart
 


The more I hear the term RINO, the more I think that "actual" Republicans are just people who dont like a certain candidate. Or not very intelligent.
Cut taxes? Check.
Cut the size of state government? Check.
Work against the power of the unions? Check.
Push for and win school choice via a voucher program (which has incensed the liberals)? Check.
Pushed for the protection of 2nd Amendment Rights? Check.
Created tax breaks and created a more business friendly environment? Check.
Annoy the heck out of the sitting Democrat President to the point that Obama yelled at him in public on a tarmac as he was greeting him? Check.
Defied inept federal agencies who would have allowed oil to creep into marshes? Check.
Support the military within the state in spades? Check.
Make abortions slightly more difficult to obtain (as much as is possible acc to federal law)? Check.
Joined the states trying to refuse Obamacare? Check.

Trying to figure out what it takes to go beyond the "in name only".
Makes me glad I have no party loyalty, actually.

You must be one of those that believes the hype. Can you show some proof of what taxes he cut?
or how he cut state government? r what tax breaks he created?
He lied about ethics reform in fact he is worse than Blanco ever was in ethics reform.

Nice try but around here you have to back up your claims.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Ever hear of the Stelly Tax? His removal of that mainstay tax even had some republicans upset.
The state budget and state jobs have been slashed the last few years. The budget cuts have been severe. The libbies get all hot and bothered because alot of the cuts came from education and healthcare. The truth is that the state's education and healthcare systems were redundant, inefficeint ineffectual, and wasteful.
Ask any teacher union member about their feelings on Jindal.
Or any bureaucrat in Higher Education.
Or the handful of liberals in Louisiana (ie in New Orleans)


I think you need to do more research, friend. Sounds like you may not know what you're talking about.

www.nola.com...
www.kaiserhealthnews.org...
theadvocate.com...
www.theadvertiser.com...
mobile.wnd.com...
www.bastropenterprise.com...

Per ethics reform, he is really no different than most former govs, but when it comes to business investment in the state, perception is everything and they've been coming in.


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posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Plus he has the MSM in Louisiana kissing his rear like someone else you may know.

Ha!
Like who?
The TP hates him (nola.com). The Advocate does not favor him. Maybe Alexandria's Town Talk is biased toward him, but who outside of Alexandria/Pineville really reads it?
The conservative bloggers are so far entrenched in the butt of the most corrupt, untrustworthy scumbag in the state in the form of David Vitter, the ultimate "RINO".
The hate doesn't come out of loyalty to true conservative principles. It come from loyalty to a false prophet.

For those not familiar with Louisiana politics, Senator David Vitter is a weakling who is very bitter that Jindal has more power in the Republican Party than he does and his little followers make a big fuss about Jindal. The blue collar and hard working white collar Republicans can see through Diaper Dave's buffoonery (His Dem counterpart, Sen Mary Landrieu, is a much bigger producer for the state).
Anyway, any "true conservative" hatred on Jindal generally comes from this crew who know little of actual conservative principles.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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Originally posted by pierregustavetoutant
"Intolerant rednecks" are not his problem. His dullness is.



I was thinking about this ... after a bunch of people on this thread brought up his 'dullness'.

In 2008 America voted for the glitzy guy .. the unqualified guy who had the catch phrase (yes we can) and got all the Hollywood and media hype. They went for the rock star who had an empty resume. It didn't turn out so well.

I'll take the dull guy with the good resume over the rock star who doesn't know what the hell he's doing.

I hope America has learned it's lesson and will check the resume before being bamboozled by a media made rock star again. By the looks of the polls .. it doesn't look like America has learned it's lesson. I hope everyone wakes up before November.

Bottom line ... I'll take the dull guy with the great resume ....



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
I don't know if Jindal's parents were citizens or not, but that is a key aspect of his eligibility.


They weren't. Jundal's parents moved to the US when his mother was 3 months pregnant with him. He was born 6 months later. At that time, a 5-year residency was a qualification for citizenship. So, there is NO WAY either of his parents were citizens at the time of his birth. Bobby Jindal is an "anchor baby".


HuffPo

wordpress

If Obama isn't a natural born citizen, then Piyush (Bobby) Jindal definitely is not.


(It is my opinion that both are NBCs)



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