I have to admit that, in spite of myself, I did check this morning to see if Evan Bayh ended up on the Obama ticket. No dice. I would have preferred, all else being equal, an Evan Bayh-versus-Republican Candidate presidential race in the first place, but I know that, though he was an excellent governor, he’s not a national political rock star and thus didn’t really have a shot in the primaries. Ah, political money.
If he weren’t so sensible and understated and Hoosier-like, I might suggest that he make some noise between now and 2012, but that’s just not who he is. I think that’s why I like him so much.