Daschle Out, Bayh Pondering
Tom Daschle has bowed to reality
and dropped out of the '08 presidential sweepstakes.Tom Daschle was expected to make a decision about running for president by the end of the year, and Saturday afternoon, he told KELOLAND News he has decided not to seek the United States' highest office in 2008.
“I've made a decision that I will not seek the presidency of the United States,” Daschle said.
Meanwhile Evan Bayh continues to ponder a run
.Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., said Sunday he is taking the first official step toward a run for president in 2008, setting up a committee that allows him to raise money and gauge support.
He said he would decide over the upcoming holidays whether to seek the Democratic nomination.
I like Bayh, but I don't see any room for him in the Democratic field. He's not getting to the right of Hillary on Iraq, and at this point there does not seem to be another issue that he can break away from her on. Of course, if Hillary shocks us all and decides not to run....