The Republican National Committee has announced that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will speak at the Republican National Convention, which begins a week from Monday in Tampa, Florida.
University of Louisiana Political Science Professor, Doctor Joshua Stockley, says it's a nice compliment for the governor.
"It shows, regardless of what happens in this race, Governor Jindal has national stature and he has some national possibilities within the Republican Party."
It's not known exactly when Jindal will give his address, but he won't have a top-tier role.
Stockley says the party must feel that the governor's not quite ready for a prime time slot.
"One of the possibilities of not being selected is some question about his ability to deliver a prime-time address at a prime-time moment when millions of Americans are going to be watching."
The last time Jindal had the national stage, he gave the Republican rebuttal to the 2009 State of the Union Address and, in Stockley's opinion, it didn't go well.
"This will be Governor Jindal's chance to show Republicans and the nation, 'Hey, look...I know I didn't have a very strong rebuttal to the president, and perhaps that was not my best performance...however, judge me now'."