A free thinker in the Heartland...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

And now, in Bayh news...

From the Indianapolis Star:

Sen. Evan Bayh promised Monday to make the middle class a centerpiece of his presidential campaign if he decides to seek the White House in 2008.

"If the president will not speak for our middle class, I will. And if Democrats want to lead this nation, we must," the Indiana Democrat said in a speech delivered both in Washington and Iowa, the state that traditionally kicks off the presidential nominating process.

"We may consider ourselves the party of the middle class," he said, "but too many middle-class Americans no longer consider us their party."

His proposals to change that would address health-care costs, retirement accounts, buying fuel-efficient vehicles and paying for a college education.

Personally, I think Bayh is our best candidate for president in '08, but hey that is just me.