Decision on running for US prez in couple of months: Bobby​ Jindal

| Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:59
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Washington: Republican leader Bobby Jindal has said he will decide on his 2016 presidential run in the next couple of months.

"(Wife) Supriya and I are thinking and praying about whether I'll run - let me tell you this. I will make that decision the next couple of months," Jindal said yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

"Anybody thinking about running for president, what is more important, forgets the polls, forget the fund-rising forget the consultants, forget the media. They need to think about what they would do if they were elected president," said the first Indian-American Louisiana Governor.

"We need our next president to want to do something. Not be somebody. That's how I spent the last year; I spent the last year putting on out policies on the foreign policy, on education reform, on energy independence, on replacing and repealing Obamacare," Jindal said.

Our best days are ahead of us as a country but we have to choose to renew those principles of freedom. This President's done a lot of damage. It's not irreversible, Jindal said.

"We need principled conservative leadership. We don't need another Republican that comes to Washington and wants to make the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Liberal Media happy. I want a leader that remembers what they promised us when they asked us to vote for them," he said.

Jindal, 43, continued with his attack on Obama's presidency in particular on terrorism.

"I want Congress to give the President more than he is asked for; they need to give him the tools to win this war. Remove the three year time limit. Remove the ban on ground troops," he said.

Tell the political left, we want our military leaders to do whatever it takes not to degrade, contain or expel but to hunt down and kill these Islamic radical terrorists. That is how you know you have won a war, Jindal said.

"I've talked about the need to repeal and replace all of Obamacare, the need to get rid of the common core and need to win this war. That brings me to the most important point. In 2016, it is not an option for us to win this election. Not because we're Republicans. Not because we're conservatives, but because we care about our country," Jindal said.

This president is bankrupting our country financially, morally, our international standing, he said.

"We have to win this election. We must win this election. We can win this election. We will win this election so that your children, my children can say the same prayer my parents taught me. They are blessed to be born in the greatest country in the history of the entire world, the United States of America," Jindal said. 

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