Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Presidential Candidate Bobby Jindal to Think Tank Land

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) has just announced that he is dropping out of the race for the White House.  He announced that he will soon be working at the "think tank" he founded in 2013 - America Next - where he will be "outlining a blueprint for making this the American century."

Here is what Politico said about America Next when Gov. Jindal announced its formation back in October 2013:
The Louisiana governor wants “America Next” to produce detailed proposals for how conservatives would improve health care, education and energy policy if they were in charge again.
As he seriously considers a run for president in 2016, the [group] could help Jindal bolster his bona fides as one of the party’s intellectual leaders and give him a fresh national platform as his term leading the Republican Governors Association ends next month.

Here is the website for America Next.  It is said to be an organization designed to forge and promote conservative policy ideas.  American Next is technically a 501(c)(4) organization (i.e., a lobbying group), and former Romney campaign manager Jill Neunaber has been helping run it.  Jindal confidant Curt Anderson, a veteran Republican strategist, serves as an adviser to the group.