It is great news for Louisiana that the state that almost elected David Duke ten years ago now has an Indian-American as the front-runner in the governor's race. Mr. Jindal seems like a brilliant guy and I'm happy for him. However, I'm afraid it fits the Republican pattern of nominating people like Colin Powell, Condolezza Rice, and JC Watts, while in reality, keeping themselves alienated from 90%+ of black voters. A political party should be judged based on the positions they take and not what faces they put on for the outside. For example, in the 1970's Phyllis Schafly organized very effectively against womens' rights. Fortunately she mostly failed but she did succeed in preventing a simple amendment granting gender equality to the constitution. As a consequence things such as Title IX are now under threat. I recently had a staunch Republican on another message board tell me that they should ignore black issues because blacks would never vote for them no matter what. I hope that if Mr. Jindal wins (which he probably will), he will represent diversity not only because the color of his skin, but because of the way he runs his government and the positions he advocates.