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Bayh decides not to run in 2008

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PopeDirkBenedict, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


    Obama-mania claims another victim (I think Obama's appeal as the anti-Hillary also drove Warner from the race)
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  3. Bayh has no national profile. None. And how Obama drove out Warner months ago is beyond me.
    Good al the way around, another Senate seat the D's don't have to contest.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Headline should be, "Guy no one ever heard of not running for president cuz no one ever heard of him".
  5. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Bayh was the golden boy in Democratic circles for many years ... they'd been grooming him for greatness (and possibly, the Presidency) ever since he became the first Dem governor of Indiana.

    Bayh's problem is he tries to be all things to all people, which sounds good in a campaign but will catch up to him. In Indiana, he campaigns every six years as a budget-cutting, family-values conservative (basically, he turns into a Republican to get votes in a Republican state).

    Then, he goes to Washington and veers very sharply leftward on just about every issue except defense. At least we knew his dad (who was also popular for a time in Indiana, but eventually was unseated by Dan Quayle) was a liberal.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Whatever qualification Giuliani has to be POTUS . . . is completely lost on me.

    Not saying he can't be a good president. Just can't for the life of me understand what he has done to make anybody believe he is up to the job.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Bayh . . . another guy whose ONLY hope was the smoke-filled room . . .
  8. Upper Tupper

    Upper Tupper Member

    Scraps of old news=Giuliani
  9. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I campaigned for his father in 1976 (obviously, neither one of us were real effective) and I think Evan Bayh would be a good candidate and good president.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Uh, that's not really the way that went down. Widely assumed that Warner had, um, issues.
  11. Only an assumption. None of those "issues" has ever come to surface.
  12. I worked for Udall that year, Gold. I still have a "Susan B. Anthony Would Have Voted For Birch Bayh" button. That was a good field.
    We probably drank in the Loser's Lounge together.
    And, whatever happened to Warner, it wasn't Obama, was my point.
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