“The undeniable truth of the matter is this — President Bush kept America safe after 9/11 from terrorists that wanted to kill us. This is simply a fact. President Bush is a good man and I am honored to have served in his administration,” said Jindal, who is considered to be eyeing the 2016 presidential run. He is the first Indian American governor of a U.S. state. “If I were to decide to run, this election to me is all about how we restore the American dream for our children and grandchildren. This president, he has believed in bigger government, redistribution, fewer opportunities, more debt, more tax and more borrowing,” Jindal told Fox News.
“If I were to decide to run, I think I’ve got a unique perspective. My parents came here over 40 years ago in search of the American dream. My brother and I have lived the American dream. We’ve taken on big challenges. We’ve taken on the infringed interests. I think the American people are looking for big change in Washington,” he said. In the latest opinion polls of potential Republican presidential aspirants, Jindal is placed at 11th place. “If I were to decide to run, it wouldn’t be about poll numbers. I was at less than two percent when I first ran for governor; I was within the margin of error,” he said.
“We have transformed our state. For 25 years, we were losing people. Six years in a row now we have more people moving into the state; took 10 charity hospitals. This is the third rail in Louisiana politics, turned them into public/private partnerships. “Substantially, not only cut the size of government 26 percent, but have grown the private sector economy. This is not about politicians who are popular by kissing babies and cutting ribbons. This election is going to be about big ideas and big change,” Jindal said.