Interesting about Evan Bayh. I know this is about the Republicans, so don't want to get into that side of it too much, but have been keeping an eye on him and am not sure what I think. MM liking him makes him more interesting, to me.
Meanwhile, who is John Edwards (R) NC? The only one I could find was the one I first thought you meant, but who is emphatically NOT a Republican, Kerry's running mate.
I apologize,I most emphatically did NOT mean John Edwards.
I was listening to the news and his name came up on the news while I was typing this...
I meant George Allen from Va.
He is a true "reagan republican" and a conservative.
I would support him if he ran.
Of course,that puts me in a true bind if both of them ran AND got their parties nominations.
The reason I like Evan Bayh is simple...Even though I disagree with much of what he believes,he tells the truth.
He wont tell you that things are going to get better,unless they are.
He is,IMHO,a man of his word.And that is ,again IMHO,the most important thing.
He doesnt sugarcoat things,but then again he doesnt make things seem worse then they are.
Then there are the intangibles,things that may not be important,but to me they define a person.
He looks you in the eye when he is talking to you,he remembers your name when speaking to you,and he LISTENS to what you are saying.
Granted,those are small things,but to me they are extremely important things.