August 22nd, 2008
11:45 AM ET
6 years ago

What does this man know?

Bayh's not talking.
Bayh's not talking.

(CNN) - He likely knows whether or not he will be the next Democratic vice presidential nominee, but Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh isn't talking.

Speaking briefly to reporters staked outside of his Washington, DC home, a casually-dressed Bayh revealed little information, and thanked reporters for being patient.

"You've been very patient, thank you for being here all night," Bayh, who said he had been taking his two 13-year-old sons to camp, told the gathered press corps without a hint of irony.

Asked if he had any news to report, Bayh replied flatly, "It's not mine to report."

CNN's Jessica Yellin reported earlier Friday Obama has informed those on his VP shortlist - which presumably includes Bayh - of his decision.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Evan Bayh
soundoff (243 Responses)
  1. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    IF MCCAIN IS GOING TO REINSTATE THE DRAFT THEN ........EVERYONE........INCLUDING 40, 60, 50, YEAR OLDS SHOULD BE DRAFTED.............STARTING WITH BUSH.CHENEY, LIMBAUGH, HANNITY, REAGAN, SAVAGE, O'REILLY...... AND ALL THOSE WHO VOTE FOR MCCAIN........ITS ONLY FAIR!

    August 22, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. bill mullis

    ill tell you what this man evan bayh knows absolutely nothing as a voting hoosier i dont want to see obama select this dud he chased hillary all over the country now he sucking up to obaba SAY NO TO EVAN BAYH

    August 22, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. Otis

    I love the headline. What does this man know?

    Apparently nothing on how to solve issues in America.

    Obama made his decision. Announce it already and let the free-fall begin.

    August 22, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. Jeff

    No, we was going to be HILLARY's choice, so he won't be Obama's.

    August 22, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Lisa M

    I notice the sour grapes from the Hillarybots.
    The fact that she didn't win doesn't seem to have clicked yet.
    The fact that she is 25 mil in debt doesn't strike you as a reason to question her ability to balance a budget?
    Have you even looked beyond the fact that more Democrats didn't want her than wanted her for Pres?
    How will you feel if we decide that we are going third party because we don't like Hillary?
    Take a long look at yourself.
    Just because you didn't get what you wanted doesn't mean you get to throw a tantrum or try to blame it on everybodybutme.
    Hillary didn't win because a more people wanted Obama.
    Simple.
    Alienating "Obama lemmings" won't endear them to your cause.

    August 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Erika, KS

    Keep dreaming on that Obama/Powell ticket. Never gonna happen my friend.

    August 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Erika, KS

    Keep dreaming on that Obama/Powell ticket. Hmmm. not one, but two black men. Don't think so. I'm not racist, just a realist.

    August 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Mary from Kentucky

    I like Colin Power or Bill Ricardson.

    One of the two is find with me.
    If you are dem. You would be a fool to vote McCain, If he keeps War going there will be a Draft. I was around when they had the last draft. Your children will be forced to go.

    August 22, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    NEWS: IRAQ WANTS THE U.S. OUT OF IRAQ IN 10 MONTHS WHICH MEANS THEY DON'T WANT US THERE FOR 100 YEARS AS JOHN MCCAIN HAS SAID. WHAT WILL MCCAIN THE WAR MONGLER SAY AND DO NEXT.

    August 22, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. Vinson

    He will pick either Suge Knight or Robert Redford.

    Obama/Knight '08
    Obama/Redford '08

    Either ticket is one all the way to the white house!

    August 22, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  11. Marie

    Anyone on planet earth but HillBillary!

    August 22, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  12. Ian MN

    To Erika, KS,

    Ok, so you just called oboma supporters narrow minded? at the beggining of your statement you said everyone from texas is nuts.....how is that not narrow-minded????

    August 22, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Proud to be American

    Marie – I am so in agreement with you but hey.... if Obama choose her you know what ..... he still gets my vote plain and simple – the fate of America is bigger then the Clintons...... I still say go for Biden though.... I like attitude and he is tuff no non sense intelligent person .... he will knock the socks off the repugs...

    August 22, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Jos/TN

    why all the hpe about the VP choices, my my the way the new is reported

    August 22, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. chris

    disrespect for Senator Clinton does not adequately disguise your guilt for supporting lesser candidates

    August 22, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  16. Mike - Texas

    Obama can Call it ‘Country Club Economics' if he wants, but he shouldn't cast stones while living in a 1.5 million dollar house that is tied to dirty Chicago politics as usual and making over 4 million dollars in 2007.

    August 22, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  17. chris

    such devoted parents will always seek out the best interests for our children (President Hillary), regardless of any obstacles or challenges, because unlike obama (ignoring his half brother in Kenya), family for us comes first....

    August 22, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. WHO-WHO-WHO-CARES....?

    ask us if we care who the obamas' vp is real or fake....obama is the

    fake and trying hard to keep the truth from America....oh what mystery

    oh what a rock star...nothing asked about IS HE CAPABLE OF

    LEADERSHIP...we know he can fake being a rock-star...

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::INDEPENDENT VOTING MCCAIN::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    August 22, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
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