Right now, the clock is ticking and it’s only 2.49% of the way to its goal, but what will happen if the new Facebook group 100,000 Strong Against Evan Bayh For V.P. hits its number? From the group’s description:
Obama’s judgment about the war was the central tenet of one of the two best arguments for his earning the Democratic nomination. His offering a break from Old Washington was the other.
Choosing Evan Bayh, a career legacy politician who fell hook, line, and sinker for the administration’s case for a disastrous war and dragged much of our party with him, would undermine both.
If Obama really is thinking seriously about Bayh — whose best attributes are probably general inoffensiveness an home state popularity that could very plausibly swing Indiana to the Democrats for the first time in 44 years — will he think twice if the same activists who formed the backbone of his primary campaign rise up in resounding opposition? As of 3:30 P.M., the group had 2,485 members.