Gov. Bobby Jindal: U.S. Needs a Spiritual Revival

Louisana's Republican governor is considering a presidential run.

ByABC News
January 25, 2015, 2:51 PM

— -- Like a lot of Republicans with national name recognition, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is "seriously looking" at a 2016 White House bid, but he says the country needs more that just for the right candidate to win.

"We can't just elect a candidate and fix what ails our country," he said at a prayer rally that he attended Saturday instead of the Iowa Freedom Summit. "We can't just pass a law and fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails our country."

The Louisiana Republican, who told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he's "seriously looking at" a 2016 White House bid, said the relationship between leadership and prayer "is as old as our country."

"You know, it is a time-honored tradition, going back to our nation's founding, for our presidents, for our leaders to turn to God for guidance, for wisdom," he said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

When asked about the crowded GOP presidential field, Jindal said voters want leaders "who have the courage to speak the truth," citing his controversial comments last week in London as evidence.

In that speech, Jindal said there were Muslim "no-go zones" in Britain and Western Europe carrying out Sharia law -- a claim disputed by many, including British Prime Minister David Cameron.

"I know it made a lot of people upset, but we need leaders to tell us the truth," he said. "I think people are looking for leaders who are willing to take on the big challenges."

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