I rate Bobby Jindal's speech on substance a B+. He did touch on some themes and pertinent points that I wish the President had touched on.
I was kind of the other way on Jindal's content. I covered all of it here
, but in summary, I thought that he just spouted the standard conservative positions without showing how any of it has relevance to our current situation. It seems like conservatives are running hard from Bush right now, but Bush really, really gave conservatives a chance to show how they're policies would work when implemented nationally. The non-religious right might have disagreed with his policy on immigration, but on taxes, projection of US military might abroad, foreign policy, regulation and social issues, Bush was right on the money. To me, for Jindal's speech to have relevance, it would have had to address how those policies will change based on the observed results we've had over the last eight years. Without doing that, I don't see how you can give him high marks.