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Jindal up, Crist down?



So saith The Fix on the Meet the Press interviews: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was authentic and effective in an appearance on the biggest stage of political journalism...


...Crist Down: The governor of Florida had a harder time during his appearance on "Meet" -- confronted with tough criticisms from South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Republican media consultant Alex Castellanos on his conservative credentials and forced to defend an economic stimulus plan that almost no one in the GOP base likes. Also, Crist's unwillingness to offer any specific answers (he's not focused on whether or not to run for Senate, the "people" are in charge of the Republican Party) makes him look unwilling to take sides -- a necessity especially when running for national office in a contested primary.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:28pm]


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