Bobby Jindal Says No To POTUS Run In 2012

Add Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal to the list of Republicans taking themselves out of contention for the 2012 nomination:

Gov. Bobby Jindal is not running for president in 2012 — “no ifs, ands or buts.”

The Louisiana Republican made his intentions clear during an interview with The Associated Press.

“I’m not being coy at all. I’m not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats,” Jindal said. “We have made great progress in Louisiana, but we’ve got a lot more work to do.”

Jindal had said pretty much the same thing back in December 2008, so I’m not sure why anyone was asking him this question again. Nonetheless, I guess now we know for sure.

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  1. reid says:

    Vulcanologists everywhere breathe a sigh of relief.

  2. An Interested party says:

    I guess that now there is no chance of an exorcism being performed in the White House…

  3. Herb says:

    Whew…..dodged that bullet.