The 2016 presidential election is still quite a ways away, but it looks like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has got the inside track when it comes to securing that most coveted of endorsements — that of “700 Club” host and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson.
During Monday’s edition of his seemingly never-ending show, Robertson introduced a short profile of Jindal by noting his “Indian background” as well as his rumored interest in running for president.
Once the segment — a complete puff piece that featured Jindal spouting right-wing pablum about religious liberty under “assault” and the world-historic awesomeness of the United States — was completed, Robertson continued to speak positively of Jindal, describing the seriously unpopular governor as “an amazing man.”
Getting a little ahead of himself with enthusiasm, Robertson then wondered, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a president who was a former Hindu from India?” That, Robertson noted, would make a “great story.”
While it’s true that Jindal was at one time a Hindu, the conservative Catholic, having been born in the U.S., has always been an American citizen. And that’s pretty good, so far as Jindal’s presidential ambitions are concerned; the Constitution mandates that only a “natural-born citizen” can be president of the United States.
Check out Pat Robertson getting fired up for Jindal 2016 below, via Right Wing Watch: