Is Bobby Jindal’s Trump Attack Working?

Last week, Louisiana Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal gave a speech at the National Press Club wholly devoted to shining a light on the problem of Donald Trump. Many pundits worried that this could be the death knell for Jindal’s candidacy, but in truth, Jindal’s campaign has been mired in a doldrums and this smells like a last-ditch effort to get back in the race. Whatever the reasons and whatever the ramifications, Governor Jindal wants everyone to know that from his perspective, the strategy is working.

While on Fox News Monday morning Martha Maccallum wanted to know if it was wise for Jindal to be taking on Donald Trump, to which Jindal responded, ‘definitely.’

Donald Trump has a unique platform to run for president. He has declared bankruptcy more than any major corporation in America in the last 30 years…

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Maybe it makes sense. What is bankruptcy? Having more debt than you can afford to pay back. That describes Washington…

Maybe sending the nation’s leading expert for bankruptcy to Washington DC is a good idea.

That’s a unique platform to try to run for president.

I’m not sure this is a wise move on Jindal’s part; tougher politicians than him have already withered under Trump’s attacks, so he’s taking a big risk. Plus, right now the average voter seems to be siding with Trump against any and all comers – from the left and the right. However, it’s not as if Jindal was blazing a path along the campaign trail. He’s consistently found himself in the bottom tier of the candidates, and at this point, I would venture to guess that he’s willing to try just about any maneuver to make himself relevant in the race.

It’s sad that Jindal has to resort to being the guy to go right at Trump because Jindal deserves better. He’s a good conservative who carries a wealth of experience in leadership and stands up for what we believe, even when it might be unpopular. We’ll see if the “Trump Trump Strategy” gets him some traction.

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