How Bobby Jindal Already Made History
In a time where we are constantly looking for the first of something, Jindal’s run for the presidency was widely overlooked. Obama constantly was known for being the first black president, Clinton wants you to think if you don’t vote for her you are voting against women-the list goes on and on. So, for this reason, why did no one make notice that Jindal was the first Indian American ever to run for president? This, in itself, puts Jindal in the history books. Furthermore, when people stereotype the GOP as a party of old white men, they have once again looked over Jindal.
Jindal dropped out of the race this week, stating that he has “come to the realization that this is not my time.” Also known as, he will most likely run later down the line. He is still young, and has many more election cycles he can jump into.
In the meantime, Jindal will be working on his think tank, America Next, which will bring together solutions for problems in America, and will also help the GOP on a whole. Jindal said, “Going forward, I believe we have to be the party of growth and we can never stop being the party that believes in opportunity.” To follow through on this statement, the think tank is the perfect vehicle for him to show that he is not just talk.
Although this primary indeed was not Jindal’s time, he has an opportunity to continue to be involved in the GOP, and furthermore, to help change the perception of the GOP. With so many political fingers making false accusations about the Republicans, he can be an example that they are wrong. Jindal can also help solve different political problems outside of the political realm, another example of private sector making an impact without the government’s help.
Jindal has already made history, and he can continue to do so even though he is no longer running for president.