Jindal admits he can't match Obama's debating, speaking prowess

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Louisiana (US), Mar.6 (ANI): Louisiana's Indian origin Governor Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal has admitted that he can't match President Barack Obama's debating and speaking skills.

In an interview with FOX News', Jindal, responding to criticism over his delivering the GOP response to President Obama's first address to Congress, said: "The president is a very gifted speaker, and I certainly think he's a better speaker than I am. I'm not the only one that thinks that."

"But ... I hope that people would look beyond just the delivery and actually look at the content. I was outlining a contrasting vision for the country," added Jindal, a rising star in the Republican Party and often mentioned as a potential presidential candidate.

He used the occasion to criticize the economic policies of the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress.

In his speech last week, Jindal criticized the president's 787 billion dollar economic stimulus package as laden with unnecessary spending that had been added by a Democratic Congress.

He talked of the need to cut taxes and limit government spending at a time when polls show a majority of Americans are looking to the federal government to reverse the economic downturn.

"What's important to me is the content. I'm a policy guy. You guys know that," Jindal told reporters in the state Capitol, a day after returning from a family vacation. (ANI)

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