"Bobby Jindal definitely got the biggest, loudest, most enthusiastic standing ovation. For example, Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas, didn't get a standing ovation after his speech."
Jacobs says Jindal's speech really struck a chord with the audience. She says one effective segment of the governor's talk was when he spoke of the qualities he'd like to see in a president.
"And it was about the Second Amendment and cutting government and religious liberty. After he said all that, that's when the audience just really jumped to their feet and started applauding."
Jindal is expected to announce his candidacy for president after the legislative session concludes in June. Jacobs thinks this certainly helps the governor's presidential aspirations, but doesn't see it as a turning point.
"Just because there wasn't as much media at this event, it was mostly just local and Iowa press, so it's not going to get repeated on cable over and over and over. So it won't give him a big jolt."