Bobby Jindal is seen by many in his party as the Next Big Thing, a political comer who at 37 offers competence, reform and a fresh face for a Republican Party in dire need of all three.
John Maginnis, a longtime watcher of Louisiana politics and publisher of the LaPolitics Weekly newsletter, put it more bluntly.
"He doesn't want to run against Obama unless Obama is an unmitigated disaster," observed Maginnis. "In 2016, it will be an open seat with no vice president running."
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