CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Last weekend, 18 days after Barack Obama decisively defeated their candidate for president, a mostly Republican crowd of self-described conservatives received their first introduction to someone many prominent members of the GOP think could be the party's own version of Obama.
At first glance, he's a little too "brown" I think to be seriously considered by conservative right-wing America.
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- He doesn't kill babies: he's pro-life, with a 100% pro-life voting record.
- He doesn't think GLBT Americans deserve equal rights: he has a 0% approval from the Human Rights Campaign, as he opposes gay marriage (even civil unions) and favors a Constitutional ban on gay marriage.
- He's a Bible thumper: he supports the teaching of intelligent design in taxpayer-funded public schooling.
- He also looks like a complete goofball: almost as goofy as Obama looks.
I'd say he's right up the GOP's alley.
All jokes aside, should he run in 2012 and/or 2016 and get elected, it would be the second (or third) election in a row where Caucasian white male isn't elected, not to mention that he's a first-generation citizen as he is the son of two Indian immigrants to the U.S.
I would much rather watch a debate between an incumbent President Obama and Governor Jindal rather than Governor Palin. A debate between Obama and Jindal would be, in my view, much more interesting. Should the GOP take back the White House in 2012/2016, I'd much rather have the Nuclear codes in Jindal's hands vice Palin's.
[Edited 2008-11-30 02:29:34]