How Bad Was Bobby Jindal?

David Brooks on Charlie Rose last night:

I thought Bobby Jindal gave possibly the worst response to a Democratic speaker in the history of democracy…

Nate Silver at

10:29 EST (Nate): If it sounds like Jindal is targeting his speech to a room full of fourth graders, that’s because he is. They might be the next people to actually vote for Republicans again.

From Politico comes this quote from Thomas Schaller, a political scientist at University of Maryland, Baltimore County:

Someday, when scholars are trying to fingerpoint the nadir of the post-Bush Republican Party, they may arrive at Jindal’s speech tonight,… Though it was a tough moment for any Republican to give the opposition response, his speech came across as unserious in content and condescending in its tone.”

Wow, I figured that following Barack Obama would be a tough act, but can’t this guy get any love?

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