Bayh: Veto the Omnibus

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), who took a prominent role in campaigning for President Obama in his home state and was briefly rumored to be Obama's running mate before the Democratic convention, is urging Obama to veto Congress's $410 billion omnibus spending bill if it passes, though the White House has said Obama intends to sign it.) In an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal, Bayh writes that the omibus is not the "change" Americans voted for: "Voters rightly demanded change in November's election, but this approach to spending represents business as usual in Washington, not the voters' mandate," Bayh writes. Bayh's comment seems more directed at Congress, but, it should be noted, John McCain made the same point in bashing Obama over the bill's earmarks in a floor speech Monday: "So much for the promise of change," McCain said.