Gov. Bobby Jindal may not have decided whether he's running for president in 2016 — wink, wink — but two days before his "The Response" prayer rally in Baton Rouge, Jindal supporters filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to create a Super-PAC called "Believe Again." The Super-PAC could offer financial support for any Jindal exploratory bid or run for the White House.
Creation of the Super-PAC was first reported by the Washington Examiner, which also reported it would be led by former U.S. Rep. Bob Livingston, who once represented suburban New Orleans in Congress and who now represents the state of Louisiana (and dozens of other clients) as a lobbyist in D.C. As a college student, Jindal served as an intern in Livingston's congressional office.
"Republican voters are tired of empty rhetoric from the same old politicians. They want a full-spectrum conservative who has the courage and bandwidth to make large-scale reforms," the story quoted Livingston as saying of Jindal.
The Examiner praised Jindal for being able to "thrive in Louisiana politics, hardly an environment for shrinking violets," but perhaps the paper should re-examine the word "thrive." A September 2014 Public Policy Polling survey of Louisiana voters found Jindal with a 34 percent approval rating in his home state.