Jindal Tries to Walk Back Yesterday’s Romneyism
Jindal tries to reinvent the GOP as Big tent, but he’s talking to small minds in a pup tent.
Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) rebuffed Mitt Romney’s claim that President Obama won reelection because of “gifts” to minorities and young voters, calling the statement “wrong.”
“That is absolutely wrong,” Jindal said at Wednesday’s session of the annual Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas, according to the Washington Examiner’s Byron York. “I absolutely reject that notion.”
‘I don’t think that represents where we are as a party and where we’re going as a party,” Jindal continued. ‘That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election: If we’re going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream. Period. No exceptions.”
The New York Times reported Wednesday afternoon on Romney’s comments, which he made during a conference call with his presidential campaign’s national finance committee.