WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama suffered another setback Monday as a fifth Democratic senator, centrist heavyweight Evan Bayh, decided not to run for re-election in dismay at the bitter political climate.
Obama, who reportedly tried to talk Bayh out of retiring, faces a looming Republican resurgence and risks watching strong majorities in Congress crumble in November mid-term elections, and with them his ambitious reform agenda.
"For some time, I have had a growing conviction that Congress is not operating as it should. There is too much partisanship and not enough progress -- too much narrow ideology and not enough practical problem-solving," he said.more
In other words Bayh can see the writing on the wall. He will not get re-elected as he is closely associated to the man-made god. I look for him to run for President in 2012 and any association with BO will be a knife through that campaign.
With Obama's support for his agenda dwindling in Congress I am looking for him to start ruling by presidential decree. The mark of a tyrant.