Louisiana Governor NRI Bobby Jindal has announced he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he believes he ‘could not be successful in a ‘crazy unpredictable year, and that this is not my time’.
Jindal, 44, who is leaving office at the end of this year after completing his second term as governor has not given much thought to who he might endorse in the Republican race.
Once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, Jindal’s campaign failed to gain much traction as he kept polling less than one percent in various national surveys.
A native of Baton Rouge, he was born Piyush Jindal in 1971, but renamed himself Bobby after the youngest son on the ‘Brady Bunch’ sitcom.
In announcing his departure from the campaign race, Jindal also said he would go back to work at this think tank, America Next.