Why not Romney/Jindal?

After being widely written off as a potential national figure following that 2009 debacle, Jindal did not attempt to reinvent himself. Instead, he reverted to the policy-obsessed wonkiness and disarmingly polite appeal that come naturally to him.

Surprising the skeptics, Jindal has enjoyed a quiet re-emergence as a popular second-term governor, a highly coveted surrogate for out-of-state Republicans, and a likely name on Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential short list.

Thus far, he has not been among the trendiest picks to become Romney’s running mate, as was the case four years ago — before John McCain chose a different young conservative with a reputation as an ethics crusader.