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  •  He's not a serious candidate (2+ / 0-)
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    Much like Gov. Pawlenty was propped up endlessly by the talking heads in Washington, those same people seem to be his only constituency.  

    •  Right (0+ / 0-)

      Jindal doesn't really have a base. This is a big problem if he wants to run for president--sure, most Republicans like him, and the interest groups on the right seem to as well. But as far as having a bloc of supporters whose support goes beyond ideology, beyond issues...I don't see it. Indian-Americans generally don't like him, don't agree with him politically and see his conversion as opportunistic. So he won't be able to rely on a network of donors from that community like, say, Mike Dukakis did with Greek-Americans.

      •  Southerners (0+ / 0-)

        If he is the only candidate from Dixie, he has a solid base there, especially in a primary, which is where this matters.

        •  I seriously doubt (2+ / 0-)
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          James Allen, askew

          Jindal will have any special appeal to Southerners outside Louisiana.

          •  Same thing for Rubio and Haley. (0+ / 0-)

            Though an argument could be made that Rubio could appeal to Texas.

            Specifically, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas are all probably no man's land for those three.

            Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana are all possibilities, with Texas being a definite second-tier for them.

            23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

            by wwmiv on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 02:07:45 PM PST

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          •  Agreed, if anything they'll look at him (1+ / 0-)
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            James Allen

            as an "other" due to his race when they realize he brings zero electoral advantages. I highly doubt he would even stay in until actual voting, especially in Southern states. You just can't be as boring as he is an expect to go anywhere in party primaries, just ask Tim Pawlenty.

          •  Even inside Louisiana (0+ / 0-)

            Jensen hinted that he trailed Rubio and Christie in a 2016 primary.

            25, Practical Progressive Democrat (-9.38, -8.51), DKE Gay Caucus Majority Leader, IN-02; Swingnut. Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

            by HoosierD42 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 10:52:16 PM PST

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