August 22nd, 2008
10:10 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN confirms: Bayh out of the running

Bayh will not be Obama's VP, CNN reports.
Bayh will not be Obama's VP, CNN reports.

(CNN) - Two Democratic sources confirm that Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is out of the running for Barack Obama’s vice presidential pick.


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  1. Joe

    Evan Bayh is the son of Birch Bayh.

    So?

    GWB is the son of GHWB. And look what that got us!

    NEXT!!

    August 22, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  2. OBAMA/BIDEN08

    the reason bayh did not get picked is because Obama needs a really strong military candidate, don't be bitter not because your VP candidate did not get picked..

    August 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  3. James - Indiana

    Bayh has never really stood for anything noteworthy. I'm not sure that he would have brought the enthusiasm necessary to boost the Obama ticket ... that, and he is too different from Obama on the issues.

    August 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  4. Ken

    Bayh, Bayh Bayh Baby BayhBayh

    August 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  5. adam from bloomington, IN

    Sad to see that he is out of the running. However, I agree with Linda, he is a great senator for Indiana, and we would have risked getting a republican to replace him. I hope it is either Biden or Hillary. If not, I hope Hillary is in Obama's cabinet.

    August 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  6. CM

    Sorry Sen. Bayh, I have no doubt you would have made an excellent VP.

    I'm pulling for Biden and wish his son a 'Good luck' on his upcoming deployment

    August 22, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  7. Michael

    Could be Hillary. The polls are making Obama desperate.
    Hillary would give Obama his best chance of winning. But Hillary wants to run again in 4 years. I don't think she would accept and help Obama win.

    August 22, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  8. BLESSING

    Clinton supporters, stop being difficult. you have these so called PUMAs and all and you always want to put here in the mix of things like why did he not consider clinton. if he had considered him, you would have said WHY DID HE NOT CHOOSE HIM.please get over it because at the end of the day, your views are OBAMAs view. he wants to make your life better just like hillary wanted to do.

    AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS ALL UP TO BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES.

    you might think that you are fixing OBAMA, or HURTING HIS FEELINGS by not voting for him, but at the end if the day, IF YOU VOTE FOR MCSAME or DO NOT GO OUT TO VOTE, YOU ARE NOT DAMAGING OBAMAs LIVELIHOOD BUT YOU ARE HURTIN YOUR.

    YOU ARE HURTING YOUSELF, YOUR NEIGHBOURS AND MOST OF ALL……………….. " YOUR CHILDRENS' FUTURE"

    OBAMA will go back to Washington and live his life and he will be comfortable as a Senator but you will suffer another 4 years of the same old, same old. you might even loose your job in the time period and the you will kick yourself and wonder why you thought you will hurt OBAMA but at the end of the day, YOU ARE SUFFERING. then 4 years later the repubs are going to come back and lie to you again and you will eat from their spoon that poisoned you. AREN'T YOU TIRE OR ALL THESE PROBLEMS WE HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO FOR THE PAST 8YRS. Mcain cannot even tell us the truth about how many houses he has, a simple thing as that. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING RICH Mr Mcain, WE JUST WANT THE TRUTH. to tell you the truth, ALL OF US DREAM OF BEING RICH TOO ONE DAY. So please treat us a ADULTS and tell us the truth.

    IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY, DO THE RIGHT THING. IF NOT AT LEAST DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDRENS' FUTURE.

    August 22, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  9. flicktick

    No photo of Obama?
    Who on earth cares which loser a loser picks.

    August 22, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  10. J R

    August 22nd, 2008 10:39 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Oh well, the one has lost my interest now as I gotta go to work tomorow,too much ditherin'.

    August 22, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  11. Z Swim

    Biden would be Awesome!!!

    I'm still holding out hope for Sebelius though.

    So long as it's not this Chet Edwards person, I just read up on him and I like him not at all.

    August 22, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  12. tom

    sorry blessing we will still lose our jobs and it will be blamed on bush .and why are we waiting till after the election for action in the house and senate...

    August 22, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  13. tom

    i hope it's not hillay either because she would surely take all blame if he loses ..they will be blaming her if he doesn't win in november no matter what...mark my words..she was our only real hopeyou will all see

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  14. J R

    Maybe no one wanted the gig?

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  15. Larry in TX

    Bye, Bayh.
    We're Biden our time 'til it's official.

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  16. MODERATE CALIFORNIANS for MCCAIN

    This election will come down to one issue:

    OBAMA WILL RAISE TAXES

    MCCAIN WILL NOT RAISE TAXES

    If you think our government is doing a great job and you'd like to send them more of your hard earned dollars, then go ahead and vote for Obama. THE ONLY CHANGE OBAMA WANTS IS THE CHANGE IN YOUR POCKET.

    However, if you want REAL change, McCain is the far better choice. Experience and substance is what will turn the country around.

    LOOK AT THIS:

    Bush has no experience.
    Obama has no experience.

    Bush has never had any career success.
    Obama has never had any career success.

    Bush has never shown any true leadership.
    Obama has never shown any true leadership.

    Bush bobbed and weaved out of real military service.
    Obama NEVER served. NEVER even thought about it.

    Bush has never had any substance.
    Obama has never had any substance.

    THUS

    BUSH = OBAMA.

    Let's elect someone with experience, leadership, and substance.
    Let's elect someone who will not raise taxes.
    Let's elect John McCain.

    MODERATE
    CALIFORNIANS
    FOR
    MCCAIN

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  17. Lawrence Walker

    This is only one person who could bring Obama more votes than Hillary, and that is Al.

    Yep, Al Gore. At least he knows very well how to do the job.

    That would clinch the election for good.

    August 22, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  18. BK

    BLESSING
    Obama is a fake and a fraud. You need to do your research. I would rather have McCain any day. I don't trust the Chicago thug Obama.

    August 23, 2008 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
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