Bobby Jindal, Republican Louisiana Governor, has been targeted in the latest speculation of who Mitt Romney would shoose as his running-mate, if he wins the Republican Caucus.
He recently spoke on CNN’s “Starting Point,” stating that:
“Look, I’ve got the job that I want. We just passed the most comprehensive education reforms in Louisiana’s history. Now we’re in the middle of a legislative session … so I’ve got the job that I want.”
Former George W. Bush speechwriter and CNN contributor David Frum increased the speculation surrounding Jindal when he wrote:
“As symbols go, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a doozy: a brilliant policy mind with an inspirational life story who has run an effective government in corruption-tainted Louisiana. He can talk data with Romney and credibly sit at the kitchen tables of the struggling middle class…which leads to this thought: Bobby Jindal for vice president!”
Bobby Jindal spoke further on Thursday, saying:
“Whoever he picks I’m going to support that ticket. I think it’s that important not only for Louisiana but our country.”
The Louisiana governor stated that he’s not sure he will be Romney’s running mate, stating:
“I don’t think it’s going to be me. He’s got plenty of great, great candidates he can select from, and I’m going to be happy to support the ticket from right here in Louisiana.”
There are lots of other names floating around the rumors for Romney’s pick, including South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, Senator Rob Portman, House member Paul Ryan, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Every potential candidate, though, has responded to speculation by saying that they “don’t want the vice presidency.”
Only Romney knows though if Bobby Jindal will become his running mate in the coming Presidential election.