Dan Parker, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, said this morning that Lugar is just too popular to challenge.
"Let's be honest," Parker said. "Richard Lugar is beloved not only by Republicans but by independents and Democrats."
Regardless of what you think of Sen. Lugar, it is simply unacceptable for him to be given a complete pass by the Democrats. The two-party system is critical to maintaining accountability. By not fielding a candidate, Lugar can now do as he pleases for the next 6 and a half years without any need to consult his constituents. The Indiana Democratic party really let the state's voters down on this one.