By Justin Sink - 10/21/11 12:32 PM EDT
"I think both Gov. Perry and Gov. Romney understand that President Obama has failed to secure the border," Jindal said, "and I think both these governors understand we can't continue to have an open border."
Jindal said he thought the back-and-forth would strengthen both candidates.
"Presidential politics is kind of like SEC football, it's a full-contact sport," Jindal said. "I'm glad there's a rough-and-tumble debate."
He then said that though he had endorsed Perry, he thought either candidate would be a good nominee for the party.
"The reality is I think either of these guys, both have been governors … would be better than President Obama," Jindal said.