Obama and Jindal Jockey for 2012

The president did what he had to do last night- assuage consumer fears, but with a touch of realsim, and check GOP egos at the Congressional door. Minor point- he stated that cars are what we do- citing that the automobile was invented in the United States. Not so much- most historians credit the Germans and the French.

Now to the fun stuff. Governor Bobby Jindal’s response, delivered in that “personal injury lawyer ad” cadence, was somewhat creepy. But what should we expect from a man who performed an exorcism on his college sweetheart? He does get points for avoiding snarkiness- and President Obama is a tough oratorical act to follow. One gets the impression Jindal may not be a frontrunner for GOP presidential candidacy after all, and that what we endured last night was less his national audition and more the party’s “Let’s make the young guy our sacrificial lamb to follow Obama” solution.

BCB

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