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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Dennis Kucinich WINS Fight For Congressional Seat

I had never heard of Dennis Kucinchi until the presidential candidate circus began and Granny turned me on to him. During research for "Choices08" blog I learned quite a bit about him and I liked what I learned. I cared not a whit that he was shorter than his willowy wife, nor that he had to stand on a box to make the candidates' head levels even during the limited debates he was allowed to join, nor did I care that he had observed an unidentified flying object (as did President Jimmy Carter). His political record, his apparent honesty and genuine sense of duty to the constituents and to the nation, his refusal to be bought and view no person nor corporation his boss impressed me.

When he was mayor he courageously kept his promise to the citizens and adamantly refused to yield to political and corporate pressures to sell a public utility, even though "someone" put out a mafia hit on him for his stubbornness. (The assassination plot failed when he was hospitalized and didn't attend the parade where the hit was to come down). Later events proved that his refusal to sell saved the citizens of the city millions of dollars and he was praised and given an award for it. Can you imagine a politician who actually keeps campaign promises? Or who refuses to play ball with major corporations and graft seeking colleagues? I know of and support only one other.

He is a "short-stack" in stature but a giant of a man inside. The man has balls, er ..guts! It is too bad that other candidates (like Hilary and Edwards) as well as the media, conspired to cut him and other honest candidates out of debates and public exposure. The general public had no chance to make an informed decision regarding choice of candidates. They received only those that were spoon-fed to them by the media, and who had been pre-chosen.

Congratulations, Congressman Dennis Kucinchi. "You're a good man, Charlie brown." Unlike the dirt-bag Klock now running for Congress here.

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Kucinich wins Democratic primary

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080305/ap_on_el_ge/primaries_congress

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 42 minutes ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dennis Kucinich, the liberal Ohio politician who has made two failed White House campaigns, won the Democratic primary Tuesday in his battle to keep his seat against the toughest, best-financed challenger in his 12-year congressional career.

Although the presidential primary commanded most of the nation's attention, Kucinich's race Tuesday was the best-known congressional contest on ballots in Ohio and Texas.

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Kucinich faces tough challenge in Ohio - Yahoo! News

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, stands with his wife, Elizabeth, right, after announcing his congressional re-election bid at the Laborers International Union hall in Cleveland in this, Jan. 9, 2008 file photo. Two failed White House campaigns have left Dennis Kucinich fighting for his political life against the toughest, best-financed challenge in his 12-year congressional career. A former Kucinich admirer has raised nearly $500,000 and landed high-profile endorsements heading into Tuesday March 4, 2008 's Democratic primary.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
AP Photo: U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, stands with his wife, Elizabeth, right, after announcing his congressional re-election bid at the Laborers International Union hall in Cleveland in this, Jan. 9, 2008 file photo. Two failed White House campaigns have left Dennis Kucinich fighting for his political life against the toughest, best-financed challenge in his 12-year congressional career. A former Kucinich admirer has raised nearly $500,000 and landed high-profile endorsements heading into Tuesday March 4, 2008 's Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)"

COMMENT:
Blogger betmo said...

hugs to dennis k.!!! i doubt elizabeth would mind :) i heart dennis k.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 4:43:00 PM

Blogger ThomasLB said...

I first heard of Dennis in 2004, when Willie Nelson endorsed him.

There aren't many celebrity endorsemants I listen to- but I always listen to Willie!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:01:00 PM

Blogger Daniel said...

Alright, I give in, already. Is Dennis the new Democrat Presidential Contender? What happened to Billary and Obama? Did someone delegate them out the back door?

I am booking myself in for some deep therapy this afternoon with a shrink. I can't really handle anymore of this confusing election stuff.

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:45:00 PM

Blogger Granny said...

Wahoo!!

I'm glad somebody somewhere showed some sense.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:10:00 PM

Worried American said...

Daniel: No such luck! Kucinchi dropped out of the presidential race to concentrate on his Congressional candidacy for re-election. He had been squeezed out of the presidential race. He and some of the other candidates were called "minor" candidates. Hilary Clinton and John Edwards conspired to keep the minor candidates off the debates (dummmies forgot about open mikes while they were on camera) plus the Clintons have close relations and clout with Big Business (who own most of the main stream media) so the media cut them out too except to jeer at Kucinchi because his wife was taller than he, he observed some sort of flying machine one night that he couldn't identify (I posted on that), etc.. Most people don't even know about the so-called "minor" candidates.

Unfortunately we are still stuck with McCain, Hilary and Obama. We're doomed!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:02:00

Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

Hello, Worried.
One thing I have seen too much of in this world is that often it is that the good will suffer for their goodness.
That's what I call "a tragedy."

Two thumbs up for Kucinich!

Thursday, March 06, 2008 7:29:00 A

Blogger Worried American said...

PT: Hello, friend. You are right. No good deed goes unpunished.

Thursday, March 06, 2008 1:58:00 PM


Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Dennis told far too much of the truth, and he didn't even varnish it!

Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:10:00 PM

WA: In today's climate of back stab, lie, cheat, steal, commit every underhanded trick to win - but at all costs WIN - an honest person scarcely stands a chance and will not be tolerated in business and politics.

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8 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 4:43:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

    hugs to dennis k.!!! i doubt elizabeth would mind :) i heart dennis k.

     
  • At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:01:00 PM , Blogger ThomasLB said...

    I first heard of Dennis in 2004, when Willie Nelson endorsed him.

    There aren't many celebrity endorsemants I listen to- but I always listen to Willie!

     
  • At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:45:00 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

    Alright, I give in, already. Is Dennis the new Democrat Presidential Contender? What happened to Billary and Obama? Did someone delegate them out the back door?

    I am booking myself in for some deep therapy this afternoon with a shrink. I can't really handle anymore of this confusing election stuff.

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

     
  • At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:10:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    Wahoo!!

    I'm glad somebody somewhere showed some sense.

     
  • At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:02:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Daniel: No such luck! Kucinchi dropped out of the presidential race to concentrate on his Congressional candidacy for re-election. He had been squeezed out of the presidential race. He and some of the other candidates were called "minor" candidates. Hilary Clinton and John Edwards conspired to keep the minor candidates off the debates (dummmies forgot about open mikes while they were on camera) plus the Clintons have close relations and clout with Big Business (who own most of the main stream media) so the media cut them out too except to jeer at Kucinchi because his wife was taller than he, he observed some sort of flying machine one night that he couldn't identify (I posted on that), etc.. Most people don't even know about the so-called "minor" candidates.

    Unfortunately we are still stuck with McCain, Hilary and Obama. We're doomed!!

     
  • At Thursday, March 06, 2008 7:29:00 AM , Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

    Hello, Worried.
    One thing I have seen too much of in this world is that often it is that the good will suffer for their goodness.
    That's what I call "a tragedy."

    Two thumbs up for Kucinich!

     
  • At Thursday, March 06, 2008 1:58:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    PT: Hello, friend. You are right. No good deed goes unpunished.

     
  • At Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:10:00 PM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    Dennis told far too much of the truth, and he didn't even varnish it!

     

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