The post-State-of-the-Union spin game is on, and the word from some quarters is that Jindal's performance in giving the Republican rebuttal speech was lacking. Personally, I find that the guy tends to speak overly rapidly at times, when he gets hyped up. It makes him look like a neurotic. One big faux-pas was in bringing up Katrina, which was an episode that Republicans would rather not re-live. Let's see whether his status as the GOP frontrunner undergoes a re-shuffle.
If I were the Republicans, I would have gone with an Hispanic candidate. Their raw demographic numbers are even greater than the AfAm community, and that's what wins elections.