CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gov. Bobby Jindal, often discussed as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said Thursday that any GOP hopeful already talking about a run in four years should consider a visit to a neurologist.
"Any Republican that's thinking about talking about running for president is 2016 needs to get his head examined," he told reporters after an address to the Republican National Committee's Winter Meeting in Charlotte. "We've got a lot of work to do. We've got to get the Republican Party back on track."
Jindal's comments came after he delivered the keynote speech to the RNC's post-election meeting Thursday night. In his remarks, the Louisiana governor bluntly recommended that the GOP "stop being the stupid party."
"It's time for a new Republican party that talks like adults," he said. "It's time for us to articulate our plans and visions for America in real terms. We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. We’ve had enough of that."
Another high-profile GOP governor, Bob McDonnell of Virginia, will address the RNC meeting tomorrow afternoon.