We Get It

Joe Biden jumped on the Evan Bayh bandwagon today - no, he didn't resign, but he did say that Washington is broken.
Vice President Joe Biden says "Washington right now is broken" and the country is in "deep trouble" unless it attacks ballooning federal deficits. Asked about the political climate across the country, Biden said in a nationally broadcast interview that "we understand why they're angry. ... We get it."
While Bayh argued that he was leaving because he didn't like congress - and there may be some truth to that - I suspect he has an ulterior motive.
Bayh said Monday he was retiring from the Senate in part because he had grown weary of partisan sniping in Congress. But William Kubik, a professor of political science at Hanover College, believes Bayh decided to "strategically retire" because he feared losing in the current political environment.
If you think about Bayh as someone who wants to be president, then he looks at his reelection like this - there's nothing to gain by running, but if I run and lose, or win by a less than dominant margin, all I've done is ruined my presidential chances.