BOBBY JINDAL'S aim to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate was always a long shot. The governor of Louisiana is not well-known outside his relatively small home state. He does not have deep pockets, especially compared to Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. His track record as governor is decidedly mixed. And he is no natural, back-slapping political performer.
On November 17th Mr Jindal became the third candidate to drop out of the Republican field, after Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. "I've come to the realisation that it is not my time," Mr Jindal said during an early evening interview with Fox News. This still leaves 14 in the running, including Mr Jindal’s nemesis, Mr Trump. When he was still in full campaigning mode, Mr Jindal had said that Mr Trump was “a madman who must be stopped” and called him a “shallow, unserious, substance-free, narcissistic egomaniac”.
Considering their recent altercation, Mr Trump was gracious today, responding to Mr Jindal’s decision to drop out. He said that Mr Jindal was ultimately a nice guy who was a little nasty [to...Continue reading