If I were Bobby Jindal, I’d be saying this too. There’s no way he’s ready to be VP (or President for that matter) at only 37, and he certainly doesn’t want to be used as a way to boost McCain’s “diversity” cred.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he will not run for vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race.
Jindalâ€™s comments come as speculation is swirling that John McCain might announce his running mate choice imminently, as a way to draw attention away from Barack Obamaâ€™s high-profile overseas trip.
The Louisiana governor told â€œFOX & Friendsâ€ that heâ€™d be â€œsurprisedâ€ if the McCain campaign came down with a decision this week. And he threw water on the buzz about his own chances.
â€œLet me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, Iâ€™ve got the job that I want. And Iâ€™ll say again on air: Iâ€™m not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president. Iâ€™m going to help Senator McCain get elected, as governor of Louisiana,â€ Jindal said.
Well, that’s pretty definitive. I’m sure people will continue to speculate about him, but I’m putting Bobby Jindal in the Jim Webb category of “not this time.”