August 22nd, 2008
10:33 PM ET
6 years ago

Source close to Bayh: 'Evan was cool with this'

Bayh is 'cool' with Obama's decision, says a source.
Bayh is 'cool' with Obama's decision, says a source.

(CNN) - A source close to Evan Bayh expressed disappointment with the decision. "We are all sad," the source tells CNN. "But Evan was cool with this, whatever happened. He understands what he's got - a family, and a life he's very happy in."

The Indiana senator, son of 1976 presidential candidate Senator Birch Bayh, has been a perennial VP contender.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Evan Bayh
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Mickey

    Senator Sherrod Brown folks! Why is the media just playing along and not trying to spoil Barry's little game?!?!?!?!???

    August 22, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  2. Brian Rich

    lol@ "Even was cool with this"

    I think his name is Evan.

    Hire me as a copy editor.

    August 22, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  3. Mason

    Even?

    EVEN though EVAN was in the running, Biden is the best choice by far.

    August 22, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  4. Jeff Long

    You spelled Evan wrong.

    August 22, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  5. Alice Butler

    I am glad that Evan Bayh won't be Obama/Soetoro's running mate. Bayh is a man of high integrity and character. It would be a shame for him to run with someone so corrupt as Obama. I am looking forward to 2012 when Evan can run with Hillary Clinton.

    August 22, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  6. AJ

    CNN, learn to spellcheck. No wonder Fox dominates the ratings.

    Mccain in 2008. Obama is an empty suit who has never led anything in his life - and his wife, well, ugh.

    August 22, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  7. J Williamson

    You say Even, I say Evan – too bad Barack called the whole thing off!

    August 22, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  8. flicktick

    Who cares which loser a loser picks.

    August 22, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  9. David Tshil

    Well, now it is clear that the nominee is Biden.

    Good luck to Obama and Biden.

    August 22, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  10. jeanette

    Get ready for a 3am text!
    CNN – I love your news coverage, but, please stop with all the Clinton bating.
    This election is too important for CNN to waste time Clinton baiting and keeping her supporters stirred up.
    The Democratic Party is trying to heal, and the constant negative Clinton baiting is just plain wrong.
    How about spending more time showing the American people just how demented John McCain really is, and that he can not lead this country. Show the McCain gaffes that come right from his mouth and let the voters see real McCain.
    Jack Cafferty is the only person on CNN that actually speaks out about the real McCain.

    August 22, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  11. PoliticoMike

    She should not be names, take page off of that statement. That is how you act when you are not the chose. No huffing and puffing and threat of destroying a party. Thanks, Evan!

    CNN approve these comments.

    August 22, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  12. MLH

    It is no small thing to be thought of as possible VP material. Good on you, Evan!

    August 22, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  13. Jonathan White

    Seriously, guys, you misspelled "Evan" in the title!

    August 22, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  14. Jan Illinois

    God bless you and your family.

    August 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  15. Mike

    Dear Goodness,

    One of the biggest nights in the news and you can't even spell the man's name correctly... Evan not Even

    How incredibly disappointing CNN

    Michael and Patty Hicks
    Lancaster, CA

    August 22, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  16. Ian MacIsaac

    Oh well.

    August 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  17. Melissa

    You spelled his name wrong! It's Evan.

    August 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  18. No Bama

    He didn't even bother to ask Clinton what she thought!!!!

    This Democrat is voting for McCain………

    August 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  19. Franky

    Hmmmm, sad, huh??? What could that mean?? Different?? Distinct??? Or opposite??? I don't know who could it be but I will say that based on this, is gonna be intriguing...

    Who is it?? Batman??? Superman?? Hmmmm, very intriguing....

    August 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  20. PoliticoMike

    She should not be names, take page off of that statement. That is how you act when you are not the chose. No huffing and puffing and threat of destroying a party. Thanks, Evan!

    CNN approve these comments.

    August 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  21. Helen

    YES, most certainly – Sen. Hillary is the best VP Choice!!

    August 22, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  22. joshua

    tHIS IS BIGGER THAN OBAMA AND HILLARY, THATS WHY I DONT CARE WHAT HILLARY SAYS OBAMA WAS SUCH A SCUMBAG TO HER AND THE MEDIA SUCKIN HIM OFF LIKE THAT WAS SO UNFAIR. IF HE DOESNT PICK HER HE LOST , I COULD GIVE 2 PITS FOR PARTY UNITY, YOU WANT UNITY THEN UNITE THEM BOTH.
    I WILL VOTE MCAIN OR NADER JUST TO SCREW OBAMA LIKE HE DID CLINTON

    August 22, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  23. Jake

    lol. Im hoping for Biden, but I'm feeling a curveball coming. I could totally see Biden holding a "family get together" in the middle of all this just for kicks and to allow Barack to surprise everyone.

    August 22, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  24. Otis

    Claire McCaskill will get it.

    There's your August surprise and buzz.

    (Notice of disclaimer: I can take wild guesses too!)

    Nice one again CNN...you dropped the ball on this report again...all for ratings that you won't get because you are not accurate in your reporting!

    August 22, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  25. Perusing-through

    Oh, please let it be Biden.

    QUESTION: What does a young sensational Muhammad Ali and Senator Joe Biden has in common.

    The gift for setting up their opponents and knocking them out with two words. Obama, please pick Biden. We can surely use that mouth-almighty knockout punch.

    With Obama's electricity and Biden's words, the campaign is in the bag!

    August 22, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
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