Yes. We know Gov. Bobby Jindal absolutely blew his response to the President’s big speech last year.
As I mentioned last week, the Gulf oil crisis has provided Jindal an opportunity to shine and show America that he can once again be a national star for the GOP.
And that’s what’s happening.
From Real Clear Politics:
He is a wonder, this Jindal. He has been engaged in every facet of what’s going on, as in demanding sand barriers to protect the coast and providing answers to those that questioned the idea’s wisdom, in striking contrast to Obama, whose way of addressing the catastrophe has largely been political.
And Andrew Breitbart’s conservative and hugely popular Big Government site said this:
Alexander Hamilton once argued that “energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government.” Bobby Jindal is nothing if not energetic. He is, in fact, everything that a republican executive ought to be. Put bluntly, he is the sort of man that one would want to have next to one in a foxhole. He is smart as a whip, and he is inclined to take the initiative. If his response to President Obama’s first State of the Union Address left television viewers disappointed, we should keep in mind that, when 2012 comes around, Americans will be apt to pay more attention to demonstrated executive capacity than to eloquence in mouthing pious platitudes.
Need an example of Jindal’s abilities? Check out this video from the AP:
Jindal is roaring back. And he could be a player in 2012.