Friday, April 9, 2010

Stupak won't run

Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak's announcement today that he will not seek re-election is ironic. He is not running, but he is running away. For the first time he was catapulted into the national spotlight with his key vote on health care reform. What he did was gutsy. But he got a lot of flak for it -- from both Republicans and Democrats. Tea Party folks are planning events this weekend in Michigan to vet about his vote. He says the Tea Party is not forcing him out, but the timing makes it look like that is what is happening. Come on Bart. What did you go to Washington for? Wasn't it to stand up for what you believe?