Interesting (albeit biased) list of “cons” for Piyush “Bobby” Jindal:
Townhall.com::The GOP Veep List: Pros and Cons::By Michael Medved
CON: Heâ€™s too young, too inexperienced â€“ how can Republicans criticize Obama as unprepared, when Jindal is ten years younger? Actually, this argument ends up turning in Jindalâ€™s favor, since he possesses vastly MORE experience than Obama, particularly in executive positions. In addition to his early triumphs as governor, heâ€™s also won spectacular success in a long series leadership roles â€“ as executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, President of the Louisiana State University System (at the ludicrously young age of 26!), Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (unanimously confirmed â€“ and praised â€“ in a bipartisan vote of the US Senate), and two terms in the House of Representatives (including service on the House Committee on Homeland Security and re-election with 88% of the vote). Nothing in the Obama resume comes close to any of this. Itâ€™s true that I started promoting Jindal for Veep on my radio show nearly a year ago (before he even won election as governor) and, frankly, I donâ€™t see serious negatives to his candidacy.
The article goes onto discuss John Thune, who I saw being groomed three years ago as a running mate for John McCain.
But there’s no imaginable way that someone elected to the Senate in 2004 is ready for national office, right?