Bye, Bye, Bayh! Dem Rats Fleeing Sinking Ship

The wheels are coming off.  Let’s just hope the Obama train wreck doesn’t still have enough momentum to carry us over the cliff.


http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/bayh-decides-against-re-election-bid/?hp

Bayh Decides Against Re-election Bid

By BERNIE BECKER AND JEFF ZELENY

Update | 2:38 p.m. Senator Evan Bayh, the Indiana Democrat, said today that he would not seek a third term in Congress, a move that gives Republicans yet another opportunity to pick up a Senate seat and gives Democrats some fresh anxiety about whether they are losing the party’s center.

The decision, which he announced at an afternoon press conference, came as a surprise to Democrats in his state who had already started working on his campaign.

Mr. Bayh, 54, made his decision even after entreaties by President Obama and White House aides, including the chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who urged him to run.

In his remarks, Mr. Bayh expressed frustration at what he described as an increasingly polarized atmosphere in Washington that made it impossible to get anything done. …

… Mr. Bayh’s decision comes one month after two other prominent Democratic senators, Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, announced within hours of each other that they would not seek re-election. Each faced potentially challenging campaigns. …

(Complete article HERE)


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