This doesn't pub Governor Bobby Jindal out of the running by any means. What it does mean is that he will have to find a way to gain some traction at least with the Republican party before he can be considered a viable candidate for President in 2016.
That leaves me tracking the following people:
- Rand Paul
- Marco Rubio
- Paul Ryan
- Chris Christie
- Jeb Bush
I think Chris Christie would make a good candidate if he could only get past the Republican primary. The down side is that he hasn't been able to generate the kind of enthusiasm in Republicans necessary to get any traction even if he has generated minor enthusiasm among conservative Democrats and Independents.
For the time being, I will continue to postpone a decision on whether to add Chris Christie and Jeb Bush to the tracking list until I see whether they generate more news cycles.