Bobby Jindal desires to be the anti-Washington, anti-Common Core, anti-Obamacare candidate among the GOP nominee hopefuls but Jindal’s temperament and style create difficulties for him as Jindal sets out to contrast himself from the edgier Ted Cruz and others.

Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, graded the Louisiana governor’s performance along with Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on Thursday.

Halperin held all speakers to four standards: style, substance, best moment, worst moment, which Halperin said Jindal graded out with a B minus overall.

Jindal took aim at the Affordable Care Act, Common Core, and President Barack Obama’s leadership in the fight against Islamic terrorism during his turn among other GOP nominee contenders invited to speak at the 2015 CPAC fourm.

Continue reading Halperin’s observations on Jindal’s performance and view Halperin’s grades of the other CPAC speakers at Bloomberg.com.