Jindal had an MS-NBC interview to talk about the future of the GOP, as well as the republican governors conference that has gotten so much attention due to the attendance of Palin. Here’s the clip:
His three bullet points on what we have to do to win elections:
1. Actions have to match rhetoric
2. Root out corruption
3. Be the “party of solutions”
“You can be a traditionalist and a reformer”.
I think you have to be a reformer in order to be a traditionalist at this point. The one thing both sides agreed on this entire election was that big changes need to me made in Washington – the divide came in that no one agreed on which changes should be made. Governor Jindal impresses me more every time I watch him. If Obama has even a mediocre presidency, I don’t think the GOP has a shot in 2012. I’d hate to see Jindal or Palin run against a historic incumbant who has even a moderate approval rating. The inevitable loss could irreversibly taint any future either one of them has nationally. This situation would require a sacraficial lamb on behalf of the GOP for 2012… someone past their prime, possibly? Any ideas? Guiliani? Romney?