Well, That Was Quick (Bayh’s Out)

Only a few days after announcing he was running for President, and after a period of universal derision, Sen. Bayh has dropped out.

Good riddance. Can we get rid of Biden next?

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4 Responses to Well, That Was Quick (Bayh’s Out)

  1. BroD says:

    Alphabetical order? Looking ahead: is there a candidate whose last name starts with “C”? Hmmmm.

  2. Patrick (G) says:

    Despite what Atrios thinks, I suspect that 2008 will be an even more direct repudiation of George W. Bush than the 2006 elections. There are a number of Dems who might fit into that narrative. Nothing would send a stronger signal that Bush was a mistake than to elect Al Gore to replace him. But a couple other candidates might work: Clark and Edwards who contrast with Bush for their respective backgrounds, positions and records of distinguished competence in their pre-political fields.

    As to candidates who don’t fit into that narrative:
    Generic Republican – ‘nuf said.
    Clinton – Bush was not part of the Republican vendetta against Clinton, she hasn’t opposed his policies.
    Obama – again, hasn’t taken strong positions that contrast against Bush’s positions.
    Kerry – lacks an “Inconvenient Truth” equivalent to reconnect to voters.
    Biden – who? Why?
    bayh – ditto.

  3. Mark R. says:

    I too am glad Bayh got “out” of the race that has not even begun yet. Bayh in three words: good on paper. But what’s wrong with Biden? While the U.S. loiters in Iraq, Sen. Biden is the only one to put forth a cogent plan to solve the problem. The only other potential, viable Dem candidate for president who comes close to Biden’s gravitas on foreign policy is Richardson.

  4. Michael says:

    Biden? No there there. And worse, anyone who has to plagiarize Neil Kinnock for material just isn’t serious.

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