Yes, Bobby Jindal's speech outside the White House was designed to build Republican support for his own presidential run. The speech followed a bipartisan meeting between state governors and President Obama, yet Jindal's speech did not address the topic of the meeting. Instead of focusing on bipartisan cooperation to overcome Congressional gridlock, Jindal launched into a diatribe against President Obama and reiterated standard Republican complaints about the President's agenda. Jindal accused the President of failing to address the unemployment crisis, and for forcing Obamacare on American citizens. This was clearly an attempt to contrast himself to the current President while building favor with mainstream Republicans, typical behavior for Republican presidential candidates leading up to an election.
All of these governors and Senators want to be President. Which would you rather be, one of two governors from a state, or the leader of the free world. Bobby Jindal has had hes eyes on the White House since 2008. Governor Christie was the odds-on-favorite to be the Republican nominee, but given the scandals plagueing his administration Jindal has a chance.
Yes, Republican Bobby Jindal's speech outside the White House was designed to gather support for his own presidential candidacy, because there was no other reason to give a speech outside the White House but for the purpose of running for office. It is not a secret that Jindal has ambitions.
I do not believe Bobby Jindal's speech outside the White House was designed to gather support for his own presidential candidacy. I think it was used to test the waters and see what support was like for Bobby Jindal. There are already many vying for the Republican nomination, I have my doubts he would win that.