Indiana Senator Evan Bayh spent this morning talking about a possible run for the presidency in 2008.
Bayh met with the media, and talked about seeking the Democratic nomination, after doing some Sunday talk shows in Washington.
“Later this week I’ll be forming an exploratory committee to explore the possibility of running for president in 2008. Because I care deeply about the direction of the country, I don't think we are doing enough to empower the American people to make the most of their potential and more than anything else I think we need someone who can unite the American people in the common cause of building our nation and that's not happening in Washington today,” says Senator Bayh.
Bayh has planned appearances in Iowa tomorrow and in New Hampshire next week.
Those two states are the traditional start of the caucus and primary season.
Bayh says he still has not totally made up his mind that he definitely will run for the White House.
He says he will make his final decision over the holidays and announce that decision early next year.
There is also word today that a very familiar name could appear on Democratic Primary ballots in 2008 too, the name, Clinton.
Sources around New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton say she is actively researching running for the presidential nomination.
A Clinton advisor says the Senator recently met with fellow New York democrats to get advice and support.
That advisor, Howard Wolfson, also says Clinton’s aides are already interviewing possible staffers for a presidential run.
Wolfson would not say when Clinton might make her decision to run official.