"It would simply be based on the same calculation that I made when I ran for... Congress or governor.”
He lost the Louisiana governor’s race in 2003, won a US House seat in 2004, and won the governorship in 2007 and was overwhelmingly reelected in 2011. The determining questions, he said, were, “Do I think I can make a difference, do I think I have something unique to offer?” "I think at this point polls are measuring name ID," Jindal was quoted as saying by CNN.
"The first time I ran for office, I was... polling within the margin of error, which means I was at zero." "There's no reason to be coy," he said. "I am thinking, I am praying about whether I'll run in 2016." Jindal, who is vice chair of the Republican Governors Association, also touted the progress that Louisiana has made while he has been governor. Louisiana is becoming a state where more people are coming than going; boasting an economy that’s growing at twice the rate of the nation; creating more than 50,000 jobs, he said. Jindal called President Barack Obama the worst American president since Jimmy Carter. "Carter believed in American exceptionalism. I don't think Obama does," he said. "Obama's the most radical president, ideologically, in my lifetime. And I think he's the most incompetent president." "Jimmy Carter," he added, "was just incompetent."