NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Democratic Party slams Governor Bobby Jindal and his run for president.
The party says Jindal's speech Wednesday didn't contain any surprises, as Jindal has been preparing for this announcement for months, all the while spending tax payer money. Communications Director Beau Tidwell didn't hold back his disdain for the governor saying, "Today his announcement, frankly, it's the peak of his career because it's all downhill from here for him. You're looking at somebody that's polling around zero percent nationally right now. I think 'would not vote' and 'none of the above' are both ahead of him so the future is not terribly bright for Bobby and it's probably good for the people of this country."
While Jindal was making his speech inside the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, about 75 protestors were across the street, chanting, Bobby must go. The Louisiana Democratic Party says although Jindal touted his successes as governor during his speech, they believe his time in the state would be considered a failure. A failure that would continue on to the national stage should he make it to the White House.
Protestors say they take issue with the way the governor has handled LGBT issues and health care, while his supporters gave nothing but glowing reviews. They told us upon leaving his speech Wednesday, that the governor hit it out of the ball park.
Larry O'Mahoney says, "I think he's got a lot of fire in his belly, it was a great speech, I really enjoyed hearing what he had to say particularly because he said things everybody was thinking."
Protestor Wes Lockwood comments, "I think he's ruined Louisiana. I think he's been on the wrong side of the issues that are important to me like LGBT, the environment, jobs."
Protestors at the Pontchartrain Center say this won't be the last we'll see of them.
Meanwhile, Jindal is hitting the ground running, saying he's tanned, relaxed and ready for this fight.