With the retirement of Sen Evan Bayh from the Senate, most Republicans are rejoicing at the possibility of a GOP gain in November in the Hoosier state. Democrats are lamenting the loss of a body on the Democratic side.
But Bayh is one of a dying breed, a centrist in a body that is being dominated by extremism and lack of comity.
What has become of the statesman, the man who occupies the center, possesses common sense and a connection to the rest of the country?
While I didn't agree with everything Sen. Bayh said and did, he did try to bridge a gap between far left and far right and that is something that will be lost.