Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said that he was “thinking about” running for president in 2016, and that he would not stay out of the race simply because he had friends who were already running.
“We’re thinking about it, we’re praying about it. It certainly is not going to happen any time before November … so I think realistically, you’re looking at, for me personally, we’re thinking and praying about it sometime after the holidays. And I imagine that a lot of folks who are thinking about it probably are on a similar timeline” he said on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
When asked if he would stay out of the race if Mitt Romney or Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) ran because he endorsed them in 2012, Jindal responded, “I think our party’s got a deep bench, and so I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t stay out of the race simply because I had friends running. I imagine that regardless of what decision I make, I will have multiple friends running. I think that’s a good thing.”
And, “We’ve got some great governors. I am biased towards governors … we’ve got some great, great leaders across the country, conservative Republicans, and I hope a bunch of them run. I think it would be good to have too many good choices rather than having to pick the least bad candidate. And sometimes, we’ve had elections where you had to do that. I think this election, we have the blessing that in the Republican Party, we’ve got a great bench.”
(Video via The Hugh Hewitt Show)
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