by Kevin Allman
I talked the other day to a pretty prominent conservative officeholder who’s constantly been discussing with people around the country the possibility of a new entrant or a push to draft someone. But who? One name he mentioned is Bobby Jindal, who is extremely knowledgeable, a favorite of conservatives, and has executive experience. One big problem: Jindal is with Perry — literally. Not only has he endorsed him, he’s been campaigning with him. For a Jindal scenario to work, Perry would have to collapse and Jindal turn around and immediately express interest in rising from his friend’s ashes.
The Louisiana governor has said he has no intention of running for president in 2012 — and, despite his early endorsement of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he is not interested in being on the bottom of a Perry-Jindal ticket.
In other presidential sweepstakes news: Tonight's GOP debate, presented by Newsmax and originally set to be moderated by Donald "The Celebrity Apprentice" Trump, has been postponed indefinitely after several candidates turned up their noses at the notion of appearing with Trump.