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Are you ready for 2012?

One GOP hopeful has plans to visit Iowa less than three weeks after the 2008 election.

Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor widely seen as a Republican rising star, will keynote a high-profile Christian conservative fundraising dinner next month in Iowa, his office confirms.

Jindal will speak at the Iowa Family Policy Center's "Celebrating the Family" banquet in suburban Des Moines on November 22nd, according to his spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers. While in the state, he also may to go to Cedar Rapids to see some of those areas impacted by the summer floods. Jindal, of course, has led his state's recovery from Katrina since being elected in 2007.

It will be Jindal's first visit to Iowa, Sellers said.

More proof of the never ending campaign. What does a politican expect to accomplish over three years before a vote will be cast?

Hat tip- Doug at Below the Beltway who writes- "Somehow, I don't think he's going there to look at farm land, if you catch my meaning." I got it.


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Comments (10)

Wonder if he will be doing ... (Below threshold)

Wonder if he will be doing exorcisms again? Any idea how much they are?

You know, I wonder how much... (Below threshold)

You know, I wonder how much of the Eternal Campaign is simply an attempt by our political elites to get people to completely disregard politics (through sheer boredom, if nothing else) - which gives them freedom to do what they want.

(Like they won't anyway...)

Supriya Jindal is campaigni... (Below threshold)

Supriya Jindal is campaigning with Cindy McCain

What he gets is in contact ... (Below threshold)

What he gets is in contact with the party insiders, money raisers and opinion shapers that he will need if he does campaign. He starts lining up the party support to make a run financially possible and electorally practical. In order to win the general election, you have to win the primary. In order to win the primary, you have both to get on the ballot and to get a lot of votes. To get a lot of votes, you have to get your message out and collect endorsements from people who have followers who will vote the endorsements. The people with followers, the people who get you on the ballot, and the people who raise money for you — they're all the same people. And it pays to get them on your side early.

Palin/Jindal 2012!... (Below threshold)

Palin/Jindal 2012!

What Jeff Medcalf just said... (Below threshold)

What Jeff Medcalf just said.

Also, this: Iowa voters (and New Hampshire voters) don't tend to go for folks who they've never heard of a few months before they vote.

Getting a few positive mentions in the local press NOW pays off with a few extra percent in the vote come the next Iowa Caucus.

Erick-If we win th... (Below threshold)


If we win this year, Palin/Jindal 2012.

If we lose this year, Jindal/Palin 2012.

Clint,I am alright... (Below threshold)


I am alright with either ticket.

Would certainly draw more of the base AND the independents than McCain does.

I am with Rush on this --- we need to be true conservatives --- not moderates.

Our moderation = our loss in 2 weeks. We are getting what we asked for --- ala Kristol and others.

It doesn't help when Chris Buckley and Peggy Noonan turn coat on us too.....

Sad sad sad.... socialism is upon us. My gun is loaded (especially since I am in a 90% Democrat neighborhood). Get ready to defend yourselves until Jindal or Palin call off the dogs in 2012.

I'm no fan of the endless c... (Below threshold)

I'm no fan of the endless campaigning. However, with our current set up it is essential for people who have any thought of a future run for national office to start meeting people in state in other regions of the country, particularly states with early primaries. Obama's campaign definitely showed us the importance of starting strong. Or was it Giuliani's campaign that really showed the importance? Speaking to a group of friendlies is a good way to put your toes in the water to gauge the temperature.

As a Jindal supporter, I'm ... (Below threshold)
wild olive:

As a Jindal supporter, I'm glad he's getting out early. Jindal/Palin 2012!






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