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Gingrich: Jindal 'Best Candidate' for VP

Monday, 16 Jun 2008 11:48 AM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is “far and away the best candidate” for John McCain’s running mate on the Republican ticket.

Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Gingrich said former congressman Jindal has been a “spectacular” governor and predicted he would be a presidential candidate in the future.

Asked if Jindal, 37, would be ready to take over the presidency if he had to replace McCain, Gingrich said Jindal’s “experience in the executive branch and in the legislative branch is greater than” that of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Gingrich opined: “It strikes me that it’s going to be very hard for Obama’s campaign to explain that Jindal, as a governor, who has served as an assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, has served as a congressional staffer, has served as a congressman, is not qualified but Senator Obama is qualified.”

The problem with Obama, Gingrich added, is “not that he’s inexperienced,” but that “his policies are wrong.”

Jindal, who was also a guest on “Face the Nation,” downplayed the vice presidential talk, The Hill newspaper reported.

“I’m certainly supporting Senator McCain, will do whatever I can to help him get elected,” he said. “But I’m focused on being governor of Louisiana.”

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