Tim Russert was at Purdue University this weekend. After ripping the President on social security, he said Evan Bayh could run for the White House.
Eyewitness News reporter Roger Harvey reports, "In Washington, politicians are often looking ahead to the next election and Russert told me there are indications an Indiana lawmaker is considering a presidential run."I don't know about you but Mitch McConnell does not believe Howard Dean is the answer for Democrats according to WHAS, but he is the same person who voted for Condoleezza Rice because her last name is a food you eat with...beans.
Senator Evan Bayh, according to Russert, is in the center compared to all the democrats considering a run for the White House.
According to Russert " I think he is seriously looking at it, you are exactly right. Senator Bayh is someone who would want to position the party in the center. Someone who would want to talk budgets and foreign policy in a mainstream way as opposed to a liberal democratic way."
Russert says the challenge for democrats and republicans is finding a way to unite the country, at a time when it is so politically divided.
"Some republicans are giddy about Howard Dean being chosen because he is a left wing character," says Senator Mitch McConnell (R) Kentucky. "But he is not likely to be on the ballot, so I think we will have to wait and see."President Abraham Lincoln, who would have been 196 yesterday would also be a Democrat in today's society.
Still other key republicans do not think Dean will be the answer the Democrats are looking for.
"I don't think he will be good for the democratic party," says Congressman Ron Lewis (R) of Kentucky's second district. "And really, honestly, it may be hard for people to believe this, I am a republican and it really concerns me because I think we need a good two party system."
I usually don't agree with Paul Wolfowitz, especially the way he combs his hair, but these remarks are clear and concise.
Parts of the Islamic world were "big on talking about jihad" but fell short in coming to the rescue of Muslim victims of the tsunami, according to the US Deputy Secretary of Defence, Paul Wolfowitz.This has got to be interesting. A recent survey released said 41% of single men want to date Natalie Portman. I've got some competition....
Speaking to a Senate hearing about the international response to the disaster, Mr Wolfowitz also said Europe's military response could have been greater.
His remarks on Thursday came a day after the White House announced it was nearly tripling its tsunami aid to $US950 million ($A1.2 billion), just larger than the $1 billion in aid and interest-free loans pledged to Indonesia by the Howard Government.