Bayh is really pathetic. While chickening out because being in Congress is so hard and people argue about important issues, he scolded the left by suggesting, "Some progress is better than none." And, "Half a loaf is better than none."
Well, first, I would argue that half a loaf is better than none, only if the goal is to always shoot for for the full loaf (damn I hate the "loaf" metaphor, by the way). Bayh, on the other hand, routinely aims for just the half a loaf.
Also, he's quitting! He's not getting his half a loaf, so he's leaving. How is this "accepting" half a loaf? And, as I wrote yesterday, if the problem is the Republicans thwarting his various loaves, why the hell is he handing his seat over to a Republican?
Not to get too conspiratorial, but something else is going on here.