The further thinning of the GOP presidential field continued on Tuesday as Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he was suspending his campaign.
“They raised me to believe Americans can do anything, and they were right, we can. But this is not my time, so I am suspending my campaign for President,” Governor Jindal wrote about his parents on his announcement on Facebook Tuesday evening.
In his written annnouncement, Bobby Jindal urged the Republican party to continue to focus on being the party of growth, rather than the Democrat Party’s “view of envy and division.”
“Now is the time for all those Americans who still believe in freedom and American exceptionalism to stand up and defend it. The idea of America – the idea that my parents came here for almost a half a century ago – that idea is slipping away from us,” Jindal wrote. “Freedom is under assault from both outside our borders and from within. We must act now, we do not have a moment to spare,” he proclaimed.
Bobby Jindal told Bret Baier on FOX News’s Special Report on Tuesday that, “It has been a great honor for me to run for president of the United States,” but that “I’ve come to the realization this is not my time.”
“Even though I’m not going to be a candidate for president, we had better elect the right president, so we can restore the American dream before it’s too late,” he said.
Bobby Jindal delivered a parting shot at Obama, lambasting him as a “community organizer in a time of war.”
Jindal told Bret Baier that he will return to a think tank he previously established called America Next upon leaving the campaign.
Bobby Jindal’s departure still leaves fourteen GOP candidates in the race, with candidates like George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore and Rick Santorum likely to soon to drop out as well.