Bobby Jindal is not backing down in the face of a new onslaught of pro-Common Core TV ads, which we (like most people) imagine are running exclusively in Iowa in order to help Jeb Bush, not Common Core:
“I’ve heard the ads,” Jindal told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview from Iowa. “They can run all the ads they want telling us why they should have control of education… and that parents aren’t smart enough to know what’s best for their kids. They can do that. But I wouldn’t bet against the parents.”
He added, “Clearly, the folks that are for Common Core have a lot of money. Good for them. I still put my money on the moms and dads.”
He went on to say, pointedly, the pro-Common Core voters already have a candidate:
“If voters want to vote for someone who’s pro-Common Core, they’re going to have an opportunity to do that in this election,” Jindal said, implicitly referring to Bush, who is the only one in the GOP field who supports the standards.
Joshua Pinho works for American Principles in Action.