Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has announced that he is running for President of the United States in 2016. Jindal, who is Indian American, joins a crowded field of Republican candidates vying for the White House.
Bobby Jindal Enters Presidential Race, Saying 'It Is Time for a Doer'
Jindal, who is the 13th Republican candidate to join the race for President, is the first nonwhite governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction. He was once touted by many in his party as the future of the GOP, but over time he has seen his approval numbers plummet in his state.
This week, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found Jindal at the bottom of a list of 16 candidates. In pretty much everyone's opinion -- even Jindal's supporters -- his candidacy is a longshot.
But Bobby's gonna do what he's gotta do. Starting with this really weird video, posted on Jindal's campaign website, of him and his wife, Supriya, breaking the news to their kids that he's running for Prez. To make it all extra awkward, the whole thing is recorded on a hidden camera.
I'm guessing they put the camera up there in the tree with the hopes that they'd capture a fun moment with the kids -- Surprise! We're running for President! -- but they seem pretty fairly unenthused. Actually, you get the odd sense that this might be a relatively normal moment for the Jindal household. Yay.
One of those kids should have stood up and said, "No, Dad! Don't do it! Have you seen the polls?"
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