Jindal tamps down VP speculation

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal half-heartedly tamped down speculation that he could be the Vice Presidential pick Thursday morning, telling CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, “I’ve got the job I want.”

“I know pundits will be speculating on who he’s going to pick. At the end of the day, he’ll pick the person who will do the best job as president and make that decision not based on political or other grounds,” Jindal continued, saying he would support the ticket no matter who she picked, according to CNN Political Ticker.

Jindal is one of the many names swirling around as a possible running mate for the former Massachusetts Governor. Former Bush speechwriter David Frum recently laid out the case for Jindal in a CNN op-ed.

“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,” Frum wrote. “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!”

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