Louisiana Governor Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, who is hovering at around one percent in the polls is blaming the Donald Trump breakout as being the result of a “summer of silliness” and that voters will soon wake up and support the ‘serious’ candidates like himself. Jindal, a hero to social conservatives waited too long to enter the race and as a result has never been a ‘serious’ contender. He can’t even draw enough of the values voters and Evangelical Christians to support him because both Ben Carson and Ted Cruz appeal to the same demographic and both are running better campaigns than the odd looking little man from the Pelican State.
Governor Jindal appeared during the weekly Sunday morning gabfest on ABC’s This Week where he was interviewed by Martha Raddatz. According to the propaganda arm of the Democratic party MSNBC “Bobby Jindal Dismisses Trump Rise in Polls, ‘summer of silliness’”:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Sunday declined to take the polls and Donald Trump’s significant lead seriously, essentially deeming the 2016 presidential race as it stands this summer a wash.
“The polls tell me that nobody has any real votes right now,” the Louisiana governor said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“After we get past this summer of silliness, the voters are going to look at who’s prepared to do the job,” Jindal said, adding “I believe I’m the candidate.”
While Jindal acknowledged that Trump has done a “good job of tapping into anger and frustration that voters feel,” he wouldn’t attach any real weight to his sustained popularity month after month, poll after poll.
When host Martha Raddatz question Jindal as to why his campaign “does not seem to be catching fire at all,” the Republican candidate shot back: “I disagree.”
Despite consistently polling in the back of the pack – a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed Jindal at a mere 1% after the first GOP presidential debate – he said Sunday “this is a wide open race.”
“What I see is that voters haven’t committed to any candidate yet,” Jindal said.
Jindal went on to pepper his interview with a bunch of boilerplate talking points including calling for illegal immigrants to “get to work” but at least he didn’t advocate for a national FedEx style tracking system like fellow bottom feeder Chris Christie did. It is understandable that Jindal is frustrated that he hasn’t been able to gain more traction in his bid for the White House but that is one of the big disadvantages of a record number of competitors as well as the ability of the Donald to dominate the media and appeal to ordinary Americans. It’s hard to believe that the governor will manage to make much headway and will have a tough time even making the cut for one of the main debates. It’s all on him for waiting until the last minute to formally declare his candidacy though.