Gov. Bobby Jindal is not running for president in 2012 — "no ifs, ands or buts."

The Louisiana Republican made his intentions clear during an interview with The Associated Press.

"I'm not being coy at all. I'm not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats," Jindal said. "We have made great progress in Louisiana, but we've got a lot more work to do."

Jindal was considered a potential contender because of his experience in the Louisiana governor's mansion and as a congressman. He's currently making media appearances promoting his new book.

Jindal has announced he's running for a second term as governor.