Saturday, December 16, 2006

Evan Bayh will NOT Run for President

According to the Associated Press, Indiana Senator Evay Bayh will not seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2008. Though Yahoo! News reported two weeks ago that Bayh was set to launch a Presidential exploratory committee, Bayh gave the following reasons for scrapping his Presidential ambitions:

"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 said in a statement. "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."

It also appears that Bayh may be withdrawing from the Presidential race in order to concentrate on securing the Vice-Presidency. The two-term senator and two-term governor has a record of appealling to both sides of the aisle, an invaluable characteristic if the Democrats nominate an extreme liberal such as Barack Obama.


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