Quigley says Jindal’s vision of America is “so fresh and new it is hard to grasp its full potential. He appears potentially like one of those leaders the world has seen through millennia, who appears out of nowhere and leads a benign horde to a new awakening, as if deposited there by a force of nature.” (Gracious, that sets the bar pretty high.) Other pundits around the country, such as the Boston Globe’s Joanna Weiss, are already tempering their early praise for Jindal.

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...