December 16, 2006

NO ROOM TO THE RIGHT:

Bayh Rules Out White House Bid in 2008 (AP, 12/16/06)

Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana will not seek the presidency in 2008, saying he believes the odds of a successful run were too great to overcome.

``At the end of the day, I concluded that due to circumstances beyond our control the odds were longer than I felt I could responsibly pursue,'' Bayh told the Indianapolis Star. ``This path - and these long odds - would have required me to be essentially absent from the Senate for the next year instead of working to help the people of my state and the nation.''


With senators Clinton and Obama positioned as moderates, there is no room in the Democratic party for anyone further to the Right to run. He'd be a great cabinet nominee for a president of either party.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2006 9:16 AM
Comments

Evan who? From where? Isn't running for what?

Posted by: Mike Morley at December 16, 2006 9:50 AM

This is less newsworthy than the story that Dennis Kucinich is running again. The only question is whether Bayh will pay for his liberal lurches of the past few years.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 16, 2006 9:58 AM

How about appointing him UN ambassador?

Posted by: Dave W at December 16, 2006 6:25 PM
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