Chris Cillizza’s article about Bobby Jindal ruling out a Senate run against David Vitter has some clues:
The simple truth is that Jindal’s interest has long been state politics. He ran (and won) a House seat only after losing his first gubernatorial bid in 2003 and was widely seen as simply biding his time in federal office before he ran for governor again in 2007.
… Jindal has pledged to run for reelection in 2011 and, if he does so, it would be nearly impossible for him to do the campaign legwork in Iowa and New Hampshire in the heat of a reelection bid.
Jindal is also just 38 years old — meaning that he can bide his time and wait for the right opportunity to run for president. In 2016, he will only be in his mid-40s and could well be looking at a country hungry for change after eight years of Democratic control.
I like Bobby Jindal a great deal — Gov. Romney actually is holding a fundraiser for him in a few days, according to The Boston Globe. But in times like these, wouldn’t it be so nice to have someone like Gov. Romney at the helm of our economy?