BATON ROUGE – As Donald Trump consolidates his death-grip on the Republican presidential nomination, former Governor Bobby Jindal has eagerly abandoned any pretense of principle to jump on the bandwagon and endorse a candidate he once described as a “madman who must be stopped.” With his own vanity campaign long since run into the ground, and with the people of Louisiana focused on rebuilding from the ruins of his disastrous administration, Jindal showed the depth of his conviction by voicing support for a “narcissistic egomaniac” for president.
The failed former candidate’s endorsement has already proven to be a virtual kiss of death in this election cycle. In a similar pathetic bid for relevance, Jindal endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio just as the Rubio campaign began its own terminal slide in the polls. Closer to home, Jindal’s support has doomed the candidacies of state Rep. Neil Riser for Congress, and helped pile-on to the end of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 2012 run for president. Jindal’s political life is pockmarked with “too-little, too-late” endorsements displaying his poor judgment and lack of character— the very qualities that make Donald Trump unelectable.
“On the verge of winning the Republican nomination, it looks like Donald Trump just received the political ‘Kiss of Death,’” said Michael McHale, Vice Chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “Getting the support of a failed governor and a failed candidate like Bobby Jindal shows you just what kind of a disaster Trump would be. Jindal and Trump are peas in a pod: both cynical opportunists without real ideas or real solutions. Hopefully Mr. Trump’s campaign will receive the same kind of support as Jindal’s presidential campaign, and we can move them both into the ash bin of history.”