Wow.  He just announced he was in.  Now, he is out?  Something happened.  Some one mentioned something.  I’m just guessing.  He was someone who thought about running for president for quite a while.  Strange.



Less than two weeks after filing papers to set up an exploratory committee for a possible bid for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential race, Sen. Evan Bayh has dropped out of the running.

“After talking with family and friends over the past several days, I have decided that this is not the year for me to run for President,” the Indiana Democrat said in a statement issued Saturday.

“The odds were always going to be very long for a relatively unknown candidate like myself, a little bit like David and Goliath,” the statement said.

“And whether there were too many Goliaths or whether I’m just not the right David, … the odds were longer than I felt I could responsibly pursue,” Bayh’s statement continued. “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.”  More