Poor baby, not enough guts to face voters again. Any bets he was offered a cu$hy job as a lobbiest or consultant? Maybe his decision wasn't so difficult.
"Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play
"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.
"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."............"