There is too much partisianship and… too much narrow ideology [in Washington]. Even at a time of enormous national challenge, the people’s business is not getting done.
All of this and much more has led me to believe that there are better ways to serve my fellow citizens. I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress.
– Senator Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), quoted in “Democrats Take Blow As Senator Bows Out”, The Wall Street Journal, February 16, A1
Unlike Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut), Bayh was ahead in the polls and probably would have won.