Jindal's response to Obama:
This has been a frequently quoted excerpt:
We believe the way to strengthen our country is to restrain spending in Washington, to empower individuals and small businesses to grow our economy and create jobs.
Wow. No big businesses involved. No colleges. Certainly no government. Just individuals and small businesses will be sufficient. That's not neo-Hooverism, it's going back to before the Industrial Revolution. Call it neo-Hobbes'-state-of-nature
-ism. Or perhaps it could also be called Ayn Randism. A hands off, no taxation environment where governing is a breeze, because nothing needs to be done.
ALSO: From two hard right blogs. Ace of Spades
Jindal's Response...Hot Air
Awful. He walked out like an earnest dork and has a weird inflection, trying to sound upbeat and sunny when it's clearly not his natural metier. It sounds false, and he looks false.
I don't care how much of a star Jindal is, America doesn't elect somewhat-off dorks as president.
“Awful” is Ace’s word but I’m in no mood to disagree. And neither are most HA commenters, judging from this mammoth thread. This was his star turn and he came off wooden, especially at the beginning. Oh well. His loss is the rest of the GOP governors’ gain.