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Jindal hits campaign trail for touring Romney

world Updated: Jul 27, 2012 12:24 IST

With Mitt Romney on his 3-nation tour, Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of his top possible running mates for November polls, is leading the Republican campaign against US President Barack Obama in battleground states, where he slammed the incumbent's economic policies.

41-year-old Jindal addressed two campaign events yesterday in the crucial State of Iowa -- one alone and another along with Governor Bob McDonnell from Virginia -- and fielded questions from journalists through a conference call.

Impressed by the impact of his meetings, Romney campaign announced last evening that Jindal would address another election meeting in Florida tomorrow.

Political pundits expect a close contest in Florida during the November presidential elections.

"The response here in Iowa on the ground has been enthusiastic and strong. People in Iowa are ready to make history again. Four years ago they gave President Obama a chance, he's not lived up to his promises," Jindal told reporters from Iowa.

"Now the President got in trouble, several days ago. He said, 'If you've got a business you didn't build that'. His aides said, well no, that's not what he really meant. A few weeks ago, he said the private sector was doing fine, it was the public sector that needed help, then his aides had to come out and say, no he didn't really mean that," Jindal said.

"It's not just these phrases, these speeches. The reality is, I think they reveal a lot about this President's thinking and his policies. The reality is he has grown government spending to 24 to 25 per cent of GDP. That's simply not sustainable," he said.