Now the replacement candidate appears to make Mr. Bayh look like a lefty by comparison.
Read it and weep:
Ellsworth is the kind of Democrat who can win in Indiana, which is still very much a red state despite its momentary lapse into Obamamania. He’s a former sheriff who focused on drug abuse. He is pro-life and pro gun and anti-gay marriage.
He is campaigning as a moderate, and he says the kinds of things on Washington’s excesses Hoosiers like to hear. “We tax and spend wildly and furiously,” he told the Evansville Courier & Press. “We need to watch your dime like we watch our own dime.”