BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles) – Conceding that this is not his time to be president of the United States, Louisiana Governor Bobby (Piyush) Jindal today announced that he was suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
His campaign strategy since he ran for governor has always been to project himself as a white, mainstream, conservative politician, as evidenced by the official portrait displayed in his office at the Louisiana Capitol.
Apparently, the strategy has not worked this time around in a crowded field of mostly genuine white Republicans, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio notwithstnding.
Being termed out from his gubernatorial position, his only alternative to stay in politics which is his first love, is to seek election as the next prime minister of his ancestral country of India.
How he would stack up against incumbent Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains to be seen, but Jindal certainly has the experience in running a successful campaign.
As of today, Jindal has authorized the setting up of an exploratory committee that would lay the groundwork for his quest to become India’s next prime minister.