Jindal Endorses Perry; Pawlenty Endorses Romney

Getting the Pawlenty endorsement is a good thing for Romney – Pawlenty has excellent social conservative credentials plus a reservoir of support from TEA Party activists.  This will help Romney is his now-uphill climb to beat Perry.  On the other hand, getting Jindal’s endorsement helps Perry with more establishment type Republicans…Jindal is very much the rock-ribbed social and economic conservative, but he’s never been noted as some sort of movement, get out there with the TEA Party activist.

I have to say that the Jindal endorsement will be a problem for me if Perry gets the GOP nomination…my two picks for Veep are Jindal and Rubio; with Jindal as the much-preferred candidate.  Nothing wrong with Rubio, at all – in fact, I hope to vote for Rubio in a Presidential contest one day.  But Jindal’s experience is much greater and I want Jindal to be President one day even more than I’d like to see Rubio as President.  These things will work out as they will…but it will be hard for Perry to pick Jindal due to regional reasons.  On the other hand, Bush picked Cheney and it caused no problem in the long run.

Pawlenty, of course, will certainly remain in the top five of possible Romney VP picks; probably remain in the top ten for Perry, too.  Pawlenty just brings a huge amount of strength to the GOP – and will help any GOP candidate.  Can you imagine a debate between Pawlenty and Biden?  We could make it pay-per-view and raise a billion dollars for the GOP!  Of course, Jindal would mop the floor with Biden, too…the really good news is that we can look forward to having both Pawlenty and Jindal in the next GOP Administration (we do have a wealth of talent which Democrats must envy…whom would Obama dredge up for 2nd Term replacements?  Chuck Schumer?).

Next up may be an endorsement by Jim DeMint…who could end up derailing either Perry or Romney by endorsing the other man.  If he endorses someone else, then it would probably be a wash for Perry and Romney and likely wouldn’t greatly help Bachmann or Cain, as they already have the support of those who back DeMint.


19 thoughts on “Jindal Endorses Perry; Pawlenty Endorses Romney

  1. js September 12, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    i wont endorse anyone if they allow the moderators to screw up the debate again

    • Green Mountain Boy September 12, 2011 / 5:39 pm

      Heaven forbid they actually pick a conservative to moderate the debates. That woul be just too easy.

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 12, 2011 / 6:32 pm


        I’m ok with liberals moderating the debates…I just want, in return, Obama to be interviewed by Rush.

      • neocon1 September 12, 2011 / 6:34 pm

        stupidity pure stupidity

      • neocon1 September 12, 2011 / 6:36 pm

        dont count hitlery out, a VP spot would really help Zero out.

      • Green Mountain Boy September 12, 2011 / 6:58 pm

        Rofl Mark. I would even donate a 100 bucks to romney’s campaign if that could be arranged 😛

      • Green Mountain Boy September 12, 2011 / 8:14 pm

        Neo, I still think Hillary has a torpedo ready for the obama ship. When she fires it, she is going to sink bams good. The Clintons have a long memory, people that cross them seem to end up in dire circumstances.

    • thomasg0102 September 12, 2011 / 9:08 pm

      I am sure they don’t need your endorsement peon. go back to farming the land.

  2. Cluster September 12, 2011 / 6:52 pm

    Remember when the Democrats refused to go on Fox?

    I sure wish I was voting for Rubio this time around, who I would prefer over Jindal, but it is becoming quite clear that our choice will be between Perry and Romney, and I still lean towards Romney.

  3. dbschmidt September 12, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    Big problem I see is letting the media pick the GOP’s candidate. That and debates should be between two people not 8 or 12. The could have arranged it so each candidate could have debated each of the other candidates in one-on-one debates of 30 minutes each. Could have learned a lot more about each and kept the mainstream media from “deciding” for folks.

  4. thomasg0102 September 12, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    It’s going to be Perry and his VP against Obama. I think Perry will probably have to pick someone out of the midwest to make sure he gets those states.

    All in all, Obama can lose Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, and still win the election.

    The GOP has a tall mountain to climb.

    • Leonard L'Farte September 12, 2011 / 9:31 pm


      In the states that you think Obama will win, which of his policies do you think the people of those states want 4 more years of.

      • thomasg0102 September 12, 2011 / 11:21 pm


        It’s not so much what they want 4 more years of. Its choosing the lesser of two evils at this point.

        Perry is a plain idiot. He is completely off the reservation and is a horrible governor at best.

        Romney won’t win.

        and the rest of the field is certifiably nuts.

        Besides, why would the Union heavy states of Ohio and PA vote for the GOP when they are the ones waging war against them? explain that one. Also, Obama is the incumbent, more money, more organization, and by the time there is a GOP nominee, Obama will have a huge headstart in every state.

    • Mark Edward Noonan September 12, 2011 / 9:54 pm


      Ok, and if Obama loses New Hampshire in addition to those you mention, he loses 272/266…and if he loses Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania in to the bargain, then it is 316/222…sounds to me like Obama has a pretty high mountain to climb, too.

      • thomasg0102 September 12, 2011 / 11:22 pm

        Mark, you have a lot of ifs on your side.

        If Obama turns out to be a woman, he would me Mrs. President.

        It’s stupid to think he would lose PA when he won it by 10 and most of the workforce there is unionized and organized.

        It’s stupid to think he would lose Iowa. The man will win with more than 300 electoral college votes.

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 12, 2011 / 11:31 pm


        Fine, so Obama wins OH and PA…and still loses NH and thus the election.

    • js September 12, 2011 / 10:50 pm

      mental midgets predicting the future…thats like pissin in the wind eh?

      • neocon1 September 13, 2011 / 4:07 am


        especially an iranian muslim one whistling past the graveyard of Ochimpys crashed and burned regime.

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