Going even further than Joe Lieberman earlier in the day, Sen. Evan Bayh warned fellow Democrats that ignoring the lessons of Massachusetts would “lead to even further catastrophe” for the party.
ABC News reports:
“There’s going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this,” Bayh told ABC News, but “if you lose Massachusetts and that’s not a wake-up call, there’s no hope of waking up.”
What is the lesson of Massachusetts – where Democrats face the prospects of losing a Senate seat they’ve held since 1952? For Senator Bayh the lesson is that the party pushed an agenda that is too far to the left, alienating moderate and independent voters.
“It’s why moderates and independents even in a state as Democratic as Massachusetts just aren’t buying our message,” he said. “They just don’t believe the answers we are currently proposing are solving their problems. That’s something that has to be corrected.”
That doesn’t exactly sound like a Senator who would be eager to go along with a possible strategy of stalling the seating of Scott Brown, should he win, and ramming the final health care bill through in the meantime.