It seems that even the hometown folks don't think Evan Bayh's bid for the presidency will ever get off the ground. A new poll on the Indy Star website asks, "Will Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., win the Democratic nomination for president?"
As of this writing, 4526 votes have been cast and the answer is a resounding 74% no.
Seems the good Senator has some work to do at home if he is going to be a serious candidate for the '08 nomination. While not a scientific poll, the lopsidedness of the results speak loudly for what the hometown folks are thinking.
The poll seems to track the feelings of the Star editorial board as well.
Our position: Senator needs to refine vision and discover his passion to make a successful run for presidency.
Does Sen. Bayh need the support of his Hoosier roots to win the nomination? I don't know. It may be too early to tell, but it doesn't look good. With both the hometown paper and the hometown populace saying you're not ready, it doesn't engender the kind of confidence needed to run a national campaign.
What do you think?