Jindal, Hillary discount White House runs
Washington: Louisiana`s Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, have discounted unending speculation that they may run for the White House in 2012.
Jindal is adamant about running for re-election in Louisiana and Hillary says she loves her job as America`s top diplomat.
“I`m running for re-election in 2011,” Jindal told NBC on Sunday. “I am running to be governor of Louisiana. There will be other candidates running for president.”
When asked if he would consider running as vice president on the Republican ticket in 2012, Jindal left the door open.
“I`m not going to turn down something that`s been offered to me,” he said. “But I`m not running for vice president.”
“My only political aspiration is to be re-elected governor for a second term,” Jindal reiterated when asked about his post-2012 aspirations.
He also said former Alaska Republican governor Sarah Palin could make a “compelling case” for president.
What`s more important for the country than who will run in 2012, he said, is for Republicans to “show the American people we`ve learned our lessons, we deserve to be a majority party again”.
Hillary Clinton was clearer about her future political plans. “I am not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elected office,” she said on `Fox News Sunday`.
Hillary laughed off speculation that she might run for president in 2012.
“I love what I`m doing,” Hillary said. “I can`t tell you what it`s like... to every day get to represent the United States.”
She said she feels strongly about “every issue, from START to Afghanistan”.
But her repeated claims that she won`t run for office again have done little to quell the talk that she might challenge President Barack Obama when he seeks re-election in two years time.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- Five unmanned parachute-like objects spotted over Mumbai airport
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- Dawood's intercepted phone calls prove yet again he is in Pakistan
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man?
- Delhi's 2015 CBSE Class 12 topper M Gayatri talks to Zee Media
- Mumbai architecture creates double decker bus from scrap!
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man? Part-2
- One year of Modi govt: PM addresses mega rally in Mathura
- No respite from heat for next three days: IMD
- Police registers case after parachute-like objects were spotted over Mumbai airport
- Growing medical negligence in Delhi's AIIMS
- DNA: Sikh man in New Zealand removed his turban to help injured kid
- One year of Modi govt: PM Modi addresses mega rally in Mathura Part-II
- Heatwave claims over 550 lives so far, Delhi saw hottest day
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title
- Mathura rally: PM Modi slams 'corrupt' UPA regime, lauds NDA govt's efforts in past one year
- PM Narendra Modi's Mathura rally: As it happened
- CBSE Class 12 results out: Here's how you can check
- Public rally on 100 days of AAP govt: As it happened
- Kejriwal lists AAP govt's achievements of 100 days, slams Centre's 'dictatorial attitude'
- Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party changes its logo