Let's be real. Jindal tanked tonight. Jindal's not a speech giver and it shows. Just look at his victory speech from 2007. It's not the "I can get you to do anything" speech that Obama can give, but it's solid. He plays off the crowd.
Professor Pitney said it best in Politico.
“Obama gave a polished performance, as usual. Jindal’s act needs a lot of work,” said John J. Pitney Jr., a political science professor at California’s Claremont McKenna College. “His basic message was sound but his language was hackneyed and his performance was wooden. Fortunately he has a lot of time to improve his delivery. In the year 2040 he will still be younger than McCain was in 2008.”
What Pitney said.
Might Jindal's weakness as a speaker be his strength against Obama? Here's the slogan: He's not a talker, he's a doer. By then, I wager that Obama will have given hundreds of speeches and the American public will be tired of speechifying and spending.
Of course when the debate between Obama and Jindal rolls around, I predict Jindal will mop the floor with him. And he'll be able to say to Joe Biden, who made a very racist remark, "See, I don't run a 7-11."
That's the kind of humor that would serve him well. Humor shows confidence. Reagan knew that. Romney and Jindal should take note.