Fox News vs. Jindal

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm

From Fox News’ all-star panel after Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wrapped up:

BRIT HUME: It read better than it sounded… this was not Bobby Jindal’s greatest rhetorical moment.

NINA EASTON: The delivery was not terrific.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Jindal didn’t have a chance.

JUAN WILLIAMS: Childish.

Brutal. No one seems to think Jindal performed well.

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43 Comments

Dan kelly
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

Jindal seemed like a self-involved thirteen year old trying to sound wise.


KeithO
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

He sounded like a school kid saying, “BUSH was right and we will rise again!” Umm sorry little Bobby, Bush was wrong. Obama is the here and now…for us grown ups!


CreoleInDC
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

No one thinks he performed well because he didn't. Jindal has no presence and just seemed to be that same old Republican talking head. This time, however, it came from someone awkward and out of touch who can't read a speech well. The cadence was terrible, his delivery sucked. He totally bombed and made the Republican party look even more out of touch with the people than ever. He did them no favors and our country won't work well with a party that is as broken as the Republican party currently is.

*sigh*


CS
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

Speaking to the children left behind.


mossmang
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

I am an avid democrat, so I am admittedly biased. I am also a retired speech/debate teacher, and I must say that that was one of the most poorly delivered, devoid of substance follo-ups I have ever heard. Obviously, he didnt write it, and he sub-consciously knew it was a bomb. It showed dramatically.


KEVIN
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

As if he had a chance. We aren't going to make the same mistake as the dems and nominate a muslim who claims to be a Christian now. Louisiana has refused to release his birth certificate. It's just another BO mess! PALIN 2012!!!


deb
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

AMATEUR delivery,boring Mr Rogers impression,eyes shifting as he read.


frieda
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

his cadence, delivery and vocalization were way off. he spoke to the audience as if it was populated by dunces. instead, he sounded like a dunce, and i know he's smarter than that. a very poor performance. and why would he mention katrina? an epic failure in response by the federal government led by the former president. i've been there recently. still a disaster away from the french quarter/garden district areas.


mjshep
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

Kevin-

Yeah, that was some mistake the dems made with Obama. I always knew he didn't stand a chance. President B. Hussein Obama? Ha! No way!

What??? Oh, never mind.


Ariete416
Comment posted February 24, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

And then there are those out there like my father, a Republican, former truck driver. He thought Jindal's response was “great”. We can parse it apart like intellectuals, but remember, a lot of non-intellectuals vote too.


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Richard
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 4:57 am

Now, I don't know much abour Jindal, and little about his upbringing, but given that his family are of Indian origin, he's far more likely to come from a Hindu background than a Muslim one, Kevin. It seems apparent that you are racist, so it's unsuprising to see that you are ignorant as well.

In fact, a quick check of Wikipedia identifies Jindal as raised a Hindu and converting to Catholicism at high school.


Brian
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 5:03 am

Jindal does exceptionally well in a “Meet the Press” type format. He's a skilled, intelligent, and capable man. That being said, his performance last night sounded like a guy reading a bedtime story to his children. Not a good performance at all. It will be interesting to see how his career moves in the next few years. In the meantime, I'll stick with Obama.


Kinsey
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 5:18 am

Right on, Kevin! (BTW, vast majority of Indians are Hindu. Not Muslim). We need Palin to run in 2012. That will ensure the Dems another 4 years, no matter who is running against her!


Patrick hasburgh
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 6:16 am

Jindal looks the like waiter in a bad Peter Lore movie — he was laughable… and go Palin; I see her and candidates like her keeping the GOP in the wilderness where it belongs!


Ryan
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 6:22 am

PALIN/Jindal 2012! My dream ticket. What a trainwreck that would be…or anything with Palin on it for that matter. You thought McCain got crushed.


Kath
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 6:30 am

I had to turn it off, too painful to watch


Dick_Shimmin
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 6:43 am

If he (Jindal) and Palin are the leading Republican hopefuls for 2012, is the GOP already giving up on that election?


John h
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 6:43 am

That's because he is a republican and ebola is more popular than republicans these days


David Cohen
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 7:38 am

I watched Obama's speech, and then Jindal's response. As usual, Obama's speech was masterfully prepared. By the time Obama was finished, even many Republicansa were chering, except old sourpusses like Boehner, who slouched in his seat with a jutting lower lip like a spoiled child who did not get its way. Jindal had problems with his speech from the beginning. He tried to appear as if he was at a town hall or something, or that he was in the middle of his shift as Louisiana's governor, but he took time out to quickly come from his office and address Obama's speech. Either way, he appeared visually to look like he is an expert in the impromptu speech, and I think that was a problem for him. In addition to this, for some reason, everyone had already been told what Jindal was going to say, including his “irresponsibility” line, so Jindal had little new to offer ( I saw nothing), except the same tired old Republican line that having more tax cuts and sitting around doing nothing while the stock markets fall apart is the way to save the economy. Even Mitch McCaonnell, as ignorant and uncompromising as he is, knows the American people want what Obama is trying to get done, and not more tax cuts and do-nothing. You would think the Republicans would have learned their lessons about do-nothing, after their do-nothing literally saved Harry Truman from being defeated in the 1948 election. Anyway, the only problem I saw in Jindal's speech was he was rather halting in his delivery. It seemed to me that he was simply reciting the standard Republican line, even though he knows himself that it has never worked, and that the American people don't want it. I am sure Jindal had some kind of teleprompter or some kind of cue cards, but what he said and how he was so halting in the delivery shows that, despite his being a rising star in the GOP, the GOP really let him down in making him simply parrot the same old tired and duly rejected Republican ideas. So, I don't blame Jindal as much as I blame his party for whatever failure he had with his speech. Jindal was simply obeying orders, even though it looked to me that he does not agree at all with what he was having to say.


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nellpost
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 9:47 am

Jinhal was set up by the old white republicans who realized NOONE would be able to top President Obama and his oratorical skills. In my opinion, Bobby was sacrificed!


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mrspeel
Comment posted February 25, 2009 @ 11:24 am

Poor Bobby. If his speech last night was supposed to be his introduction to the American public for his probable run for the Presidency in 2012, it appears he's plucked defeat from the jaws of victory. His biggest mistake was writing his “rebuttal” BEFORE he knew what President Obama was going to say, and it really showed. He'll no doubt pull himself up by his bootstraps and work on polishing his image for the future, but his speech last night was, in no way, a rebuttal; it was just talking points (with a few lies thrown in) that we've all heard for years from the Republicans.


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dramaqueen
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 7:04 am

OMG — Borrrinng…! Just because Bobby Jindal is an American, but Not a Caucasian, politician, does not make him the Oratorial Equal of Barack Obama. Going for the Tax Cut Idea, when that's how Bush & the Gang got us into this disastrous mess in the 1st place, will not fly. Next we'll hear about his theory of the Trickle Down Joke. He needs to grow-up, practice politics for several more years, get a grip on what goes on in the federal government, take a public speaking course, etc., before he tries to compete w/ Barack Obama. It won't happen in the next 3 yrs, you can take That to the Bank & it'll still be there 3 yrs from now !! But it would be Great if he & Sarah Palin ran against Pres. Obama for '12 — Obama & Biden could just stay at work & Call it In…! Dial-a-Campaign ! & 4 more yrs for Obama-Biden !!


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Comment posted February 27, 2009 @ 4:08 am

TRIG PALIN IN 2056… The Republican party is so inbred at this point that little Jindal’s, baby Bush’s and Dole’s will create a three headed VP candidate to run with him.

Cheney grandchildren, while the most intelligent of the declining brood, will be excluded from running because of their unpure adoptive bloodlines…


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Comment posted February 27, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

TRIG PALIN IN 2056… The Republican party is so inbred at this point that little Jindal’s, baby Bush’s and Dole’s will create a three headed VP candidate to run with him.

Cheney grandchildren, while the most intelligent of the declining brood, will be excluded from running because of their unpure adoptive bloodlines…


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