Friday, January 6, 2012

Conservative Leader Hatches Plan For Jindal To Go For Broke

Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller reports that conservative movement leader Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute is urging TX Gov. Rick Perry to drop out the presidential race but remain on the ballot, and urge his delegates to back current Perry endorser LA Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Such a play would allow Jindal to jump in late without having to worry about missing filing deadlines to get the ballot for the various primaries.

Blackwell's suggestion isn't necessarily contingent on having a brokered convention, but in all likelihood any late starting candidate would be unable to secure a majority of the convention delegates ahead of time.

Lewis reports that "sources close to Jindal’s camp insist this is just wishful thinking that is 'not coming from Jindal camp[.]'"

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