Bayh: Making a Run?

Filed in PoliticsTags: Elections, Indiana

Mark at Decision '08 doesn't even have him on his RADAR yet, but could Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) be positioning himself for a White-House run?

All the signs are there: a stuffed campaign war chest, frequent mentions by the political pot-watchers. Even his dad said it: Democrat Sen. Evan Bayh is seriously considering a 2008 run for the White House.

In incumbent Democrat who runs well in a heavily Republican Red State would be an infinitely more difficult challenge than the New-England Liberal John Kerry, and Bayh, unlike boy-wonder John Edwards, actually has experience and credibility. He is the chairman of the Clinton-wing Democratic Leadership Council, a quasi-centrist wing of the Democrat Party.

Can he win? Against George W. Bush, no; against an untested Republican candidate, possibly.