Former Gov. Jon Corzine, appearing yesterday on CNN, says has not given much thought to returning to the United States Senate. Corzine on gridlock in Congress: “Society down here, and I think, actually, in politics in general, winning has become the objective more than problem-solving or the common good. And — and I think it infects both sides. I don’t think it’s one side or the other. And so everything is focused on the election outcomes. And people have lost track that sometimes good people do things that may not be as politically attractive. Birch Bayh was a great United States senator, stood for all the right things. Didn’t win an election, but doesn’t mean that his service was any less valuable or more important. In fact, it might actually have been more important, the things he fought for. And so I think that we need to get focused on the common good, and I think some of that is missing.”
Corzine served in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2006, when he became governor. He lost his bid for re-election last year.