What was a small group of veteran Democratic operatives meeting privately this week in Georgetown talking about? They were discussing alternatives to Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for President in Ã?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢08, because they donÃ?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢t see Hillary as a winner. The name of Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh aroused the most enthusiasm, according to one of the participants. Bayh, a former Democratic Leadership Council chairman, has $9.5 million remaining in his Ã?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢04 Senate re-election campaign treasury, enough to launch a presidential campaign.
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