If any more proof were needed as to how bad a year this is going to be for Democrats in November, in a stunning development Evan Bayh, Democrat Senator for Indiana, is going to announce today that he will not seek re-election. Bayh is only 55, in the latest poll was running 20 points ahead of Dan Coats his Republican opponent and enjoys fairly strong popularity in the Hoosier state. His getting out makes Coats almost a certain victor in Indiana, and is yet another indication of the political tsunami bearing down on Democrats.
Update: Interesting. Apparently Obama unsuccessfully attempted to talk Bayh out of retiring. Watch the panic increase among Democrats in Congress and more retirements and some switches to the GOP forthcoming. I hear that Barbara Milkulski of Maryland will be the next Senate Democrat to announce her retirement.