Jindal On Obama’s Experience: He ‘Never Ran a Lemonade Stand’

May 15, 2012 1:00pm

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized President Obama‘s experience before he became president in an interview Tuesday, and defended Mitt Romney, who has recently come under attack by Obama’s campaign for his record at Bain Capital.

“President Obama hasn’t run anything before he was elected President of the United States.  Never ran a state, never ran a business, never ran a lemonade stand. This job’s too important for on the job training,” Jindal said during an interview on FOX News’ “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday.

Jindal contrasted Romney’s experience with Obama’s record, arguing that, “In contrast, Mitt Romney’s been a successful governor, a successful businessman.  He’s got the executive experience.”

Jindal, who’s name is tossed around as a potential VP pick, said he expects the Obama campaign to continue its attacks on Romney as it tries to distract from the president’s failings.

“President Obama simply cannot run on his record.  The reality is 23 million Americans unemployed, underemployed, simply have left the workforce. President Obama cannot ask the American people, ‘Are you better off than you were four years ago?’” Jindal said.  ”He’s going to have to savagely attack Mitt Romney.  We’ve seen the start of that this week, and now you’re seeing Mitt Romney respond which  I think is a very good thing.”

Jindal wasn’t always a Romney supporter.  He initially backed Texas Governor Rick Perry early in the race but threw his support behind the former Massachusetts governor in April, on the same day Rick Santorum left the presidential contest.

Asked if he thinks he’d be a good add to Romney’s ticket, Jindal quickly switched topics.

“This isn’t about who’s VP. It’s about the vision going forward for America,” Jindal said.  ”I’m firmly in the Mitt Romney camp because we’ve got two choices in this election.  It’s not about dogs, it’s not about high school, it’s not about Bain.  It’s about the future of America.”

 

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