They list the reasons why the Republican Party needs Bobby Jindal in 2012. Obviously they learned nothing from this election.
With Jindal, that base will be excited from day one. Jindal is an outspoken Catholic and has been known to give his testimony in front of Prodestant churches. This will be well received by the base and will bring back some of the Christians lost to the Democrats in the 2008 Election. I know this may be a controversal point for some of you non-believers but I truly think faith still matters in this Country.
Jindal will absolutely bring out the base of the party, just like Sarah Palin did. However, both Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin are extremist conservatives who will be rejected by independents just like McCain/Palin was rejected by those same independents. Sure, Jindal may be able to handle an interview with Katie Couric better than Palin. However, the people that rejected McCain/Palin for Palin’s extremist views are not likely to embrace Jindal.
I think its time they step up and actually support a minority candidate. Bobby Jindal is an Indian-American, and would fit that roll nicely. Believe me, if he can get elected as Governor in Louisiana (as racist as parts of that State used to be), he can get elected as U.S. President.
This argument brings me back to the idea that Jindal did not win the 2003 election against Blanco because of racists. Yes, I am sure that there are plenty of people who are racist who voted against Jindal because he is not white. However, as I learned while campaigning for David Gereighty in 2006, that there are plenty of racists in Louisiana who voted FOR Jindal and would “never vote for a Democrat because Democrats are a bunch of NI***R LOVERS“. I would argue that Jindal nearly won in 2003 because of those voters. Here is a newsflash, you do not have to just support white people to be racist. All you have to do to be racist is be against one race.
And does the author of this post really believe that people will change their minds about Republicans because Republicans are now supporting a minority? The McCain campaign believed that women voters would vote for McCain/Palin because Palin is a woman. That idea failed miserably. But if the Republicans want to keep trying failed ideas over and over again, I welcome them to try.