I was personally not very moved by Bobby Jindal’s speech last night.
Don’t get me wrong, he seems like a capable guy. He’s 37, retired from Congress, governor of Louisiana, and apparently the future of the Republican party. This guy was on all the networks last night telling his story. It was his first time on a stage that large, but it surely won’t be his last.
On paper, it was a pretty good speech. It actually reminded me of Obama’s “ready for the world” speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. You know, the even-a-guy-with-my-unconventional-upbringing-can-rise-to-some-incredible-heights-in-this-incredible-country spiel.
It was good on paper. There were touching stories, there was humor. His delivery just wasn’t there, and it was obvious in the first 30 seconds. I stuck with him as long as I could, but the next thing I knew, I was watching The Office. Guess I fell asleep. The man obviously has some gifts or he wouldn’t be there to begin with. He should stick with it–he’ll improve. Who knows, maybe one day, he’ll have it like this:
You think it’s possible? Jindal has the youth, the brains, and the skin tone. What’s missing?