I think Bobby Jindal’s recent withdrawal from the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is good news for Ted Cruz. I believe Cruz will inherit most of Jindal’s former supporters. I had supported Jindal while he was in the race but I have now switched to Cruz. They have similar stands on the issues, so I hope Jindal will eventually endorse Cruz. Now this might not have much impact nationally or in most states, as Jindal’s poll numbers were hovering around zero or one percent prior to his exit from the race. However, in Iowa, Jindal was getting anywhere from four to six percent in the most recent polls. That could be enough to push Cruz solidly into second place and within striking distance of the lead in the first caucus state. A win in Iowa could very well result in Cruz sweeping the so-called SEC primaries on March 1, giving him a huge advantage going into the next phase of the primary season. Cruz was a viable contender to begin with. With Jindal out, there’s now even more reason to believe he has a serious chance to win the nomination.