Guardian UK is weighing in on the whole Bobby Jindal thing with this article, Is this the new face of rightwing deep south politics? Actually one of the smarter articles on the whole issue of Jindalism!
bq. “The voters of Louisiana are going to vote for the best candidate,” he says. “It doesn’t matter whether they are black, white, red or blue. We are all red, white and blue. We are all Americans.” To hear him on the radio you would not know he was Indian unless the presenter brought it up. That might explain why he was the last major candidate to appeal for support on television.
Sure dude, whatever takes you to get elected.
bq. In the crude racial arithmetic of southern politics Mr Jindal will have to secure 80% of the white vote and more than 15% of the black vote to win. The only question then is turnout and which candidate can best motivate their core base. So even though Mr Jindal’s ethnicity has not become a huge issue, in a race as close as this any difference could be decisive.