From Friday’s installment of the Fox News “12 in 2012” series on potential 2012 Republican candidates, this on one Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. In full disclosure, I am a huge fan of Jindal and will be fascinated to see what he decides to do in 2012.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is only 39 years old. If he were to run for president in 2012 and win the election, he’d be the youngest president in history.
So it’s notable that people often cite Jindal’s experience as his biggest selling point as a potential Republican candidate.
Jindal is the former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. He served as assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. He is a former congressman.
And he now is in his first term as governor of Louisiana — a state with a daunting array of challenges.
The reason I ran for governor, what I think is the biggest challenge facing our state — even bigger than the oil spill, bigger than the hurricanes — was making sure that Louisiana’s people didn’t have to leave home to pursue their dreams,” Jindal told Fox News. “For 20 years, we’ve been the only state in the South that’s been sending more people out of the state than have been moving into the state, because of a lack of economic opportunities. We have turned that around.”
Jindal has an impressive record in Louisiana and he’ll have a solid national presence to run on coming off the BP oil spill.