I can appreciate Evan Bayh's desire to reach out to Republicans, but he picked the wrong issue:
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. --Democrats need to reach out to voters of all parties and persuade them of the left's strengths on national security, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh told a gathering of young Democrats on Sunday.
The truth of the matter is they (Republicans) have been a heck of a lot better at national security politics than national security policy," said Bayh, who is exploring a possible run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
As many mistakes as George Bush has made on foreign policy, he still takes national security seriously. I haven't trusted the Democrats on that issue in a long time and still don't. On the other hand, if Bush would veto a bill once in a while and stop coming up with big, new, expensive domestic programs, maybe, he, too, could reach out to Republicans.