Jindal: Perry gaffe doesn't change his support
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal said today that a flubbed debate answer by GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry doesn't change Jindal's support for him.
The Texas governor said during last night's debate that he would eliminate three federal agencies if elected, but could only name two of them, the departments of Commerce and Education. Perry later said the third was the Department of Energy.
Today, Jindal released the following statement about his support of Perry:
"Americans aren't looking for a great debater. They want someone who knows how to deliver results - not a speech. We already have a President that gives good speeches, but what we need is economic growth and job creation, which Rick Perry can deliver."
People in Baton Rouge say they are not sure how much a debate flub will affect Perry. Some say debate performances are not a true indication of a candidate's job performance. Others say the brain freeze shows Perry is not quick on his feet.