August 31, 2004

"The other thing is simple, too: take risks"

RedState has a nice interview with Bobby Jindal. He's a very impressive guy, currently running for congress.

...The other thing is simple, too: take risks, no matter if you may fail. A lot of people thought that I was nuts to run for Governor at age 31, or to take over the Louisiana health department when I was 24. I wasn’t successful in my first campaign. But we forget that our leaders are not always successful the first time around. I got a nice handwritten note from the President after my loss, and he reminded me that he lost his first race. And as a matter of fact, so did Kerry – both candidates of the major parties lost their first races for elected office. Reagan lost multiple times before he won the presidency. And part of politics is taking risks, going into the field with uncertain outcomes...
(thanks to Pejman)

Posted by John Weidner at August 31, 2004 8:16 PM
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