Last Friday, The Pulse 2016 caught up with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal during his first swing in Iowa as a candidate. The governor, who is well known for his retail politics, stopped at the Machine Shed Restaurant, a popular stop for Republican candidates, just to meet with voters. After giving a brief statement to reporters about the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage, Jindal with his wife Supriya made their way around the restaurant shaking hands, taking photos and answering questions prospective voters had.
Heading out of the restaurant Jindal answered a simple question for The Pulse 2016 — why should Iowans caucus for you?
“I’ve said as conservatives we need to stand for our principles. Jeb Bush says we need to be willing to lose the primary to win the general. I disagree with that. Let me translate that for you: that is the establishment saying we need to stop being proud of our conservative principles. We need to pretend to be something we are not to try to get the left and the media to like us. That is not why I am running. If that is what you want, vote for somebody else,” Jindal answered.
“I am running because we need to stop America from turning the American dream into the European nightmare. President Obama and Hillary Clinton are putting us on the path to socialism. We need to reverse that. I am running to make big changes. There are a lot of talkers in this race. We need a doer in DC. Vote for me if you want somebody who will shake things up, repeal Obamacare, secure our border and grow the private sector economy,” he added.
The question “why should Iowans caucus for you?” is one that we hope to ask all of the candidates as they swing through the Hawkeye State.