Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had a central role in the health reform fight as the leader of anti-abortion Democrats, plans to announce Friday that he will not run for reelection, a Democratic official said. Without Stupak on the ballot, the seat becomes an immediate pickup opportunity for Republicans.Sometime in the distant future the historians of the day are going to start digging around, looking for the names of those responsible for the demise of that once great republic called America, which plunged the world into what may be referred to as the second Dark Age.
"Now with health care done, he’s retiring," a friend said. "He has thought about retiring for the last three cycles, but was always talked into staying: to elect John Kerry to help end the war, to elect a Democratic majority to get health care done."
Two names they are going to come up with will be Barack Hussein Obama and Bart Stupak.