http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake ... 1414e.html
Well between his attempts to run for high state office and now Federal it's clear this guy is done with Hammond. I remember he hinted as much some time ago on his radio show. But if he really wanted on the ballot as Senator then why didn't he at least get the signatures to run rather than hope the state might draft him? Or was that part of some backroom deal for him to drop out? Oh yea I guess it's fair to cite that Bayh didn't leave much time to nab them statewide supporters to sign his or anyone else's petition before the deadline. That in itself is a tad bit curious as to timing.
He wants to run against Dan Coats?? You're kidding me, right? You will note that he retired by principle having pushed for term limits. He's been out a sufficient time to dispel detractors on that point as nobody said you had to sit out for life in the term limit camp. And he left quite popular. I think maybe McDermott was still living in California back then which is why he fails to understand the utter insanity of an unknown Lake County mayor seeking to run against a popular conservative in an age of anti-Democrat sentiment. You may recall I figured that backlash would be the case when the Dems won their super majorities.
If McDermott has any actual desire to seek higher office ever he'd do well to just let the Dems slate a sacrificial lamb like that joker who told people at his town hall meeting to sit down and shut up cause it was HIS meeting. Yea that will go over real well downstate.
Or perhaps this article is more rumor & speculation than truth? If not could this be all about the money? Could it be so in hopes of Dem contributors packing the old campaign war chest in a losing cause to use on a later run for high state office? Well whatever the truth if Evan Bayh is retiring because he's sick of the current climate in Washington even with his experience what exactly can candidate McDermott offer voters to compare to Dan Coat's experience and past service?
I could say more if I thought for a minute McDermott were a legitimate option for the Dems, but at this time of course he isn't. If you thought Dan Quayle looked like a deer caught in the headlights when he was suddenly thrust into the spotlight just wait when he has to fend of better reporters than the Munster Daily. Oh wait! That didn't go so hot either really. lol