With over 65% of all votes cast, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal coasted to victory yesterday against nine declared candidates - his closest competitor received just 18%. This comes just four years after he defeated three major candidates with only 53% of the vote to win the governorship after failing to in 2003.
So what does this mean for Governor Jindal's national political future?
1. Under his administration the Louisiana Republican Party has completely dispatched their Democratic foes, while effectively governing, and moving the state to the right. With the party pushing back against Democrats, especially in the Senate, Jindal is an ideal spokesmen for our candidates.
2. He's no longer the appealing former U.S. Congressman and one-term Governor; he is now the guy who is so successful as a Governor that his state re-elected him with two-thirds of the vote. That will perk the ear of every voter in every state during a national election.
Whether he is nominated for President or selected for Vice-President, Jindal is sure to be involved in national politics at some point, and considering the smashing victory he had yesterday - that could come sooner then later.
What say you?