Jindal gets enthusiastic standing ovation after speech in Iowa
Posted on 4/10/2015 11:34:00 AM.
At a gathering of about 600 Christian conservatives in Iowa Thursday, the largest applause of the night went to Governor Bobby Jindal.  Three other Republican presidential hopefuls, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum, also spoke at the event.  

Jennifer Jacobs with the Des Moines Register says it was obvious Jindal hit a home run.
"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."
Bobby Jindal, Iowa, presidential campaign, Jennifer Jacobs, Des Moines Register

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