By NBC’s Brooke Brower
Despite Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s slide in the 2012 Republican presidential polls, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of Perry’s most high-profile supporters, has confidence in his pick.
“Bottom line is, I think Rick has got a great record to run on, a great story to tell,” Jindal said Thursday on msnbc’s “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd.”
In the wake of some verbal gaffes this week by Perry in New Hampshire, in which he said the voting age is 21 instead of 18 and the presidential election will be on Nov. 12th instead of Nob. 6th, Jindal stressed Perry’s “executive experience” and “track record.”
“We’re not going to have the best debater, the most-polished speaker,” Jindal said. “President Obama is probably one of the best speakers I’ve seen in a generation in politics, but I think the American people are tired of the speeches.”
Jindal also said he would be comfortable with a choice between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich if Perry’s campaign ends in failure.
“Absolutely,” he said, “I’m going to support whoever our nominee is.”
NBC News’ Carrie Dann reports Jindal will join Perry for fundraisers in Texas on Dec. 6th and campaign with him in Iowa later this month.