by now you have heard the big news that senator evan bayh (D-IN) is retiring; not running for re-election. all of the news outlets are painting him as a long-time moderate. but since the age of obama, his votes have not been very moderate: aye on stimulus, aye on healthcare, and so on. it seems there really are no moderate democrats left. he may have publically disagreed with The One for public consumption back in his very red state, but its his votes that identify him for what he is. dltdhyotwo.
the timing of his announcement is intriguing. bayh says its because the political fighting is toxic (my words) and he can’t get anything done. but could his decision have anything to do with his wife’s lobbying issues? just a thought. anyway, the deadline for filing to run in indiana is right around the corner so surprised state dem leaders are scrambling. state info lists two different dates for candidate fillings: the swing state project has it listed as tomorrow, while the indiana secretary of state has it listed as friday. either way, the indiana democrats should be able to appoint a candidate if there is a vacancy on their ballot.
i know everyone is saying it but the dems really are dropping like flies. thanks obama!