Will Jindal run in 2012? In many ways, Jindal is a great person to challenge Obama. He really neutralizes many of the arguments for Obama, and after you strip away all the irrelevant crap you have only governing philosophy left. On those grounds, Jindal wins.
McCain was a HUGE mistake last time (and I refused to vote for him–I wrote in the only competent candidate, Romney), and I think that we’re not going to have any more RINOs chosen by the GOP. McCain was rejected by the left and barely tolerated by the right. Not a winning combination. He thought he could be popular by simply being the poster boy for the mushy middle. How wrong he was. I’m glad Obama won and is taking heat, because McCain would have largely done the same things. I think you peel off some race-based voters with Jindal, though to be honest I couldn’t care less about race. I want competence. And that’s a very scare commodity with Obama.