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

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. kenneth bernstein

    I dont really like bayh anyway .....tuff toots

    August 22, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  2. Obama4President

    Joshua it's bed time, stop throwing a temper tandrums. Does the wittle baby need his Ba Ba, grow up your are probably a republican anyway.

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. To Joshua

    Way to make your vote, that counts for yourself and the future of America, completely on pride and vengeance. That's how you act as an adult. Screw the country and it's future, make your vote out of emotions (pride, vengeance, jealousy.....the list of poor emotions go on-and-on) and not logic.

    Wait till more PUMA attacks come about, now that Hillary has been told she's not Obama's choice for VP, following this same logical, adult like, thought process.

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. common sense

    Joshua, go to sleep already. Don't forget to take your silly pills.

    August 22, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. Barbara - NC

    Obama has bigger and better for Hillary. Stop the ignorance !!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  6. interesting

    He knew Obama is a sinking ship.

    PUMA 2008

    August 22, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  7. aware

    McCain 08 and Clinton 2012! 🙂

    August 22, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  8. Neutralizer

    I don't think Bayh was sad, more of RELIEVED. Who wants to risk their career with Obambi? They ALL knew he's going to lose in November if he's the official nominee after the convention.

    August 22, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  9. Jackson

    Did you see the report on tonight's Anderson Cooper's 360 program that Obama has not helped his half-brother or extended family on his Father's side living with few resources in Kenya? Very sad...

    August 22, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  10. Andrea

    I wanted Richardson... *Sigh* ... But I doubt it will be him now...

    August 22, 2008 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  11. Upon Further Review

    Thanks Evan,your a great American.

    August 22, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  12. Ridgeway

    Just like Powers Booth told Kurt Russell in "Tombstone"

    "Well, Byah"

    August 23, 2008 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  13. CitizenS

    DEMS…Get it together. Would you have had Obama run with Hillary and use the next 10 weeks explaining Bill's shortcomings on top of Hillary's own issues that you ALL seem to conveniently forget in the heat of the moment. This is about bringing our ECONOMY back, stopping 'foot in mouth' McCain from placing us in more foolish and warring situations. So, if you think HATE will save you from RUSSIA and CHINA, vote McCain by all means. But don't cut your nose off to spite your face, save yourself in spite of yourself! OBAMA YES WE CAN!

    August 23, 2008 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  14. Patriot

    McCain's ad opens by turning Obama's housing problem attack back on Obama. The narrator says Chicago real estate developer Tony Rezko, one of Obama's "biggest fundraisers" helped Obama buy his "million-dollar mansion" by purchasing property that Obama couldn't afford. The ad goes on to charge that Obama helped Rezko receive "political favors" including "$14 million from taxpayers," and it points out that Rezko is now a convicted felon.

    It's untrue that Rezko got "$14 million from taxpayers" for himself, as the ad seems to be saying. The "help" to which it refers is a one-page letter Obama signed in October 1998 urging the city housing commissioner to support an apartment project for low-income senior citizens. A copy went to the state housing development authority. The 97-unit Cottage View Terrace, which opened in 2002, was funded with taxpayer money, and Tony Rezko was involved in developing the project.

    August 23, 2008 02:37 am at 2:37 am |
  15. Chris, Antioch, CA

    If only you weren't so boring. Obama tried him out, as well as Kaine and Sabelius, but they couldn't attack as well as Biden will. It's political strategy 101. Your VP has to be a fighter, and out of these choices, including Hillary, only Biden's got the teeth for it.

    August 23, 2008 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  16. lou

    Are you kidding me? You would rather have another four years of McBush and the corporate cronies than vote for B.O. It is a shame that you are so single minded that you would rather vote against your interests than vote for Obama. His and Hillary's Policies are so close that is why the primaries were so close. The shame of it is that I would have voted for Clinton if Obama had lost, because anything is better than what we have. It is a sad day when you will sell your grandchildren down the river because of sour grapes. I hope you take a look at the supreme court, social programs, health care, social security, and the constitution, just to name a few subjects that may come up in the next administration.

    I understand Hillary's supporters are disappointed. But is this how you show respect for all she has worked for, by trying to make sure someone who goes against everything she stands for is elected? You understand the impact of a McCain presidency? You understand he wants Roe overturned and considers his SCOTUS ideals to be Scalia and his pupet Thomas? You understand he wants to allow corporations to run rough-shod over all the less-than-wealthy? You understand McCain wants to allow the likes of Exxon-Mobile to reap obscene profits while Americans continue to lose their jobs and homes? That he sees no problem with those who are responsible for the mortgage crisis getting huge bonuses while many Americans have to choose between heat and food for their families? Please, don't play silly, petty revenge politics with the lives of Americans hanging in the balance. For many it WILL mean life and death. Do you want to be responsible for more of Americas youth sent to Iraq and then Iran to die for his machismo fix? That is what you are insuring with this sort of rhetoric. This is way too serious for grudges, this is where we have to act like responsible adults.

    Wake up! Hillary would have been great but to campaign against Obama Biden is just dumb.

    August 23, 2008 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  17. JC

    Thanks God, Evan is not on the sinking boat.

    August 23, 2008 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
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