After Jindal’s less than stellar response speech to the President’s State of the Union address, the criticism came raining down, and he all but disappeared from any national view. The conventional thinking among Jindal’s staff of advisors was for him to lay low and let the “Kenneth-the-Page” fiasco pass. Let time be the healer, and then find the right opportunity for Jindal to re appear on the national scene.
The problem for Jindal is that by not staying visible outside Louisiana, the only impressions many political observers have of him is the “Little Ole’ Bobby moment” seen by millions this past February. The Governor did have his hands full in the recently ended session of the Louisiana Legislature. But timing can be everything in politics. And with other potential presidential contenders dropping out right and left (Governors Palin and Sanford, and Sen. Ensign to name the latest), Jindal could be missing important opportunities that could lead to a revitalized stature on the national scene. Just what could he begin to do that would draw favorable national attention?Read the whole thing.