Saturday, December 16, 2006
Addition By Subtraction: Evan Bayh Is Not Running For President
Democratic Indiana Senator Evan Bayh has opted not to campaign for president in 2008. Personally I'm delighted by his decision because Bayh’s support of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 was morally unconscionable. To me Bayh is just another corporatist exploiting the Democratic Party label. Senator Joe Biden of Delaware also supported the “Bankruptcy Reform” law but at least he has the excuse of representing a state largely employed by the financial services industry. Bayh had no excuse for helping President Bush wage class warfare on working people and small business entrepreneurs. His decision not to compete for the Democratic Party’s nomination is addition by subtraction.