Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:16:17 GMT | By IANS

Bobby Jindal defends Romney on offshore investments

Washington: Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal, whose name often figures among Mitt Romney's likely running mates, has defended the presumptive Republican presidential nominee against attacks over his offshore investments.


Bobby Jindal defends Romney on offshore investments

"Look, I'm happy he's a successful businessman. We've got a president today who's never run a business, never run anything including a lemonade stand before he was president of the United States," Jindal said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.

His comments follow a week of Democratic criticism of Romney for placing his money overseas in so-called tax havens, such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland.

Asked whether or not Romney's finances should be an influential factor in this election, Jindal described the attacks as "distractions" but said voters will likely remember them as they head to the polls.

"I think voters will consider all of the distractions thrown out by the Obama campaign," Jindal said.

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