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Why Kucinich Dropped Out Now

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) brought his quixotic bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to a close Thursday afternoon, citing his recent exclusion from a debate in Nevada and a desire to continue to serve in Congress as the main reasons behind his decision.

"There is a point at which you just realize that you, look, you accept it, that it isn't going to happen and you move on," Kucinich said in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He is expected to make a formal announcement tomorrow.

Kucinich was never a real factor in the Democratic race. But his strong opposition to the war and his impassioned -- and often effective -- performances at debates gave voice to the party's most liberal elements.

Why would Kucinich leave the presidential race now? The answer lies in his own backyard , where a serious primary challenge is brewing and Kucinich's presidential ambitions have become part of the race.

Unlike in years past, when Kucinich easily beat back primary challenges (he won 76 percent in 2006 despite the Plain Dealer endorsing his opponent), Kucinich is in for a real fight this time in the person of Cleveland City Councilor Joe Cimperman, who has already won the endorsement of the mayor of Cleveland.

Cimperman hit the Cleveland airwaves recently with an ad that bashes Kucinich for missing more votes than any other member of Congress.

Wow. Any ad that includes the line "You are so fired" is a winner in our book.

With trouble back home, Kucinich likely saw ending his long-shot presidential bid as the easiest way to put himself in position to win a sixth term. The primary is set for March 4.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 24, 2008; 5:10 PM ET
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Jeb Bush, and the Contras

The fact that Recarey is living free in Caracas rather than in shackles at Fort Leavenworth could well be a result of the role IMC may have played in Oliver North's secret contra-supply network. Though members of the House Intelligence Committee claimed they found no reason to believe that Recarey was using IMC's Medicare facilities and funds to aid the contras, the evidence that IMC was involved remains compelling. In 1985, the same year that Jeb Bush was dialing for dollars to HHS officials for IMC, Jeb also hand-carried a letter from Guatemalan physician Dr. Mario Castejon to the White House -- directly to his father's office in the Executive Office Building. Dr. Castejon's letter to Vice President Bush requested U.S. medical aid for the contras. George Bush penned a note back to the doctor, referring him to Lt. Col. Oliver North -- whose pro-contra activities the president now claims he knew little about.

An entry in North's diary reads:
Medical Support System for wounded FDN in Miami -- HMO in Miami has oked to help all WIA [wounded in action] ... Felix Rodriguez.

(Rodriguez was a former CIA official who advised Vice-President Bush's national-security adviser, Donald Gregg, currently U.S. ambassador to South Korea.)

Veteran CIA operative Jose Basulto told the Wall Street Journal in 1987 that he had personally attended meetings at IMC headquarters in Miami along with contra leader Adolfo Calero and Felix Rodriguez. Basulto also said that he had personally brought sick and wounded contras to IMC hospitals in Miami, where they received free medical treatment. Former HHS agent Leon Weinstein is not surprised that Recarey has not been returned to the United States. "My investigation," Weinstein says, "led me to conclude that there may have been a deliberate attempt to obstruct justice...because Recarey, his hospital, and his clinics were treating wounded contras from Nicaragua...and part of the $30 million a month he was given by the government to treat Medicare patients was used to set up field hospitals for the contras."

Jeb and "Manny" Diaz
Manuel C. Diaz, another Jeb Bush business associate, runs a commercial nursery with headquarters in Homestead, Florida. Manny Diaz's previous business sidekick, Charles Keating, Jr., is now sitting in a California prison. But during Keating's days at the helm of the $6 billion Lincoln Savings, Diaz became a Keating insider, confidant, and beneficiary. For example, in 1987, as federal regulators closed in on his crumbling empire, Keating instructed his attorneys to transfer a large chunk of prime Phoenix real estate to Diaz, for just $1. And right before filing for personal bankruptcy, Keating transferred his $2 million mansion on the island of Cat Cay in the Bahamas to Diaz.

At the same time Diaz was palling around with Keating, Jeb, then serving as Florida's secretary of commerce, arranged a private meeting for Diaz with Florida's Republican governor Bob Martinez. Promptly afterward, Diaz Farms landed a lucrative, $1.72 million, state-highway-landscaping contract -- despite the fact that Diaz had little prior highway-landscaping experience. This raised howls of protest and charges of political influence-peddling from other contractors. But state officials explained that the extraordinary speed in issuing the contract had occurred because the state was anxious to spruce up 113 miles of freeway for the coming visit of the pope.

Did Jeb know about Diaz's business association with Charles Keating? Did he have reason to believe Diaz was qualified for the Florida highway contract that he helped Diaz land? These are the kinds of detailed questions that the Florida chairman of the Bush re-election campaign refuses to answer.

Posted by: tesla2 | January 25, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

As one who was in-on some of the early "strategy sessions" for Kucinich, I can tell you he was never serious about competing or about doing the advance groundwork necessary to compete. It was all about being part of the campaign-race discussion. I think he owes an apology to the thousands of people who took him seriously and donated time and money to the campaign that never was.

Posted by: | January 25, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Now that Dennis is out, the MSM can turn their attention to writing Edwards out of the race. They want a two person race so they can focus on the "horse race" rather than the issues.

Posted by: larry_cowan | January 25, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Well done, Tesla -- you followed my instructions exactly as I ordered you to do.

You may now have a cookie! :-)

Seriously though, back on the meds.

Posted by: tai_fung | January 25, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

In these forums the Washington Post should screen comments and refrain from publishing the inane ones if it wishes to be regarded as a credible news source.

Posted by: mdt187 | January 25, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

i was looking for stories about kucinich dropping his bid for the presidency because i just saw it announced on colberts show.i came across your uh um.. piece. this is a perfect example of 2 things 1.actual news programs are not doing what we contract and entrust them to do 2.the blackout and exclusion of his race is criminal, it even continues to the coverage of calling for the impeachment of g.w.bush . he scored high if not at the top in every poll as to what most americans believe in. this is not quixotic it is based in deeply in reality . if any thing its reminiscent of john lennon. shame on you for your ludicrous dismissal.

Posted by: skskskskmt | January 25, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

the Angwy Amewican...

is a hummer selling slaveship to "you the people."

as he invites in _ILLEGALS_ w/AMNESTY and no background investigation...

so that they can join the BLACKWATER TRAINING KAMPE South of San Diego for training latina death squad members to drug run for bushCO and CRONYs...

your tax dollars working for

bushCO und CRONERStag drug trafficking teams...

A Blackwater camp on the border may be a covert attempt to militarize the border without going through congressional oversight or public debate. A so-called "training camp" could probably also function as an operational base. Perhaps Blackwater will obtain government contracts to patrol the border, gradually edging out US agents and putting border security into the hands of a private army away from public scrutiny.

And Blackwater could run immigrant detention camps using the same methods they use in the Middle East. Even if this is not the plan, the Mexicans would have good reason to suspect this motivation.

The proposed training camp is located near international

drug supply routes

controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel.



who could have guessed??? not you little washingtonians going to his shyytehouse soirees....punters

.AMERICA THANKS YOU SPINELESS brownnosers!!!.fred and david you know who I'm talkin 'bout....YEAH, YOU ! ! ! ! !

.continuing mildly.

The remote, mountainous terrain is like Afghanistan, where Blackwater has years of experience running covert operations.

Six miles from the proposed Blackwater camp, northern Mexico has a serious problem with "Men in Black" who coincidentally look, dress, and act just like the Blackwater people. In Mexico, the Men in Black are kidnappers, corrupt police officers, fake federal agents, or Zetas, a narco-paramilitary group. Although Americans may still be swallowing the argument that Blackwater is a "military auxiliary" outfit, the Mexicans are not fooled about who the Men in Black are, what they do, and who they work for. That these same people are now camped out on the US border, or are somehow involved in border enforcement, will lack credibility in Mexico.

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I think you are a divider,

and a false flag afficinado.

a repulsive scammer, murmuring soft tones of

"I love you, you can believe me."

as you attempt to steal AMERICA's purse to pay for your

drug greed and money.

Hello bob.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Lost in this story was the outcome of the recount demanded by and paid for by Kucinich from the New hampshire Democratic primary. (Remember that outcome?)

Sadly, we will now have one courageous voice silenced by the Main Stream Media, who did their best to keep Kucinich's voice, as well as that from Ron Paul, out from the public spectrum.

So, Dems are faced with Hillary the Divider, as best epitomized by her scathng attacks ala the Swift Boat tactics of Bush against kerry in 2004, and the possibility of Barack Obama, a new direction, even if one fully tested by "experience". I'm not terribloy troubled by the lack of "experience" from Obama, but am more disturbed about th eveiled managerial stuyle of the Clinton camp. Our nation is becoming mor epolarized, and the government is more and more less effective in addressing the issues Americans depend on strong leadership to address. Ms. Clinton, for all of her "expereince", has yet to demonstrate ANY ABILITY to unify Americans. And, unless a leader can rally and unify those being governed, it matters not a tiner's damn about "experience".

Posted by: AngryAmerican | January 24, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I am pretty sure that bryan2369 was one of those who turned up smelling of camel spit in IRAQ,

and with his hairy little toes wiggling and his burlap bag full...of _your_ money

smiled tenderly at Paul Bremer and said: "Anything else sir?"

.Dianne Feinstein....filled her husbands bags full of your money....she gave his war profiteering company contracts....

in clear violation of "conflict of interests," laws...

and then voted in bushes choice for Attorney General....

grand theft of serendipity?????

wake up sheeple....arrest the bryan2369's fo the world and make them mow your lawns, as their portifolios and resumes turn to dust....

and thank gawd that that will happen.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

who was Benjamin Franklin?

a weird little man?

sometimes you need weird little men to invent things and lead the country...

and have their faces on $100 BILLS that get shrink wrapped and $12 $BILLION$ dollars worth of them get handed out to people

who show up with burlap bags smelling of camel spit, with no record keeping....

362 Tonnes of $MONEY$ flown to IRAQ on behest of Paul Bremer who gave it away to Turkish rug salesmen....

he said, "I like the way they smiled at me."

by way of excuse.


and you paid for it.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

bryan' your comments suggest to me that you are the tiny person. the views you present are small. crawl inside youre mousehole snd quiver simpleton

Posted by: eddmoll9 | January 24, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Goodbye, you weird little man. Seriously, he's too short to be anything other than a bat boy for the Indians. Him standing next to his wife looks a lot like Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman...hmm. They're aliens (at least one of them), and Dennis the menace has seen a UFO...hmm. Thank God he hold no real power, or ever will. Weird little man.

Posted by: bryan2369 | January 24, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I watched a special on Cleaveland.

It was interesting.

There is something going on called the ring effect in AMERICA's older cities...

It's an organic model of description. The model is that of a tree, in which the core of the tree dies but the outside keeps living. It refers to suburbs becoming the living part of the tree as the city shuts down and becomes an area of decay.

The problem with living in the suburbs alone is that driving from point to point becomes a real problem. In today's economy...withthe problems we face it would be a good idea if an understanding were reached quickly in how to best address our nations' problems.

Working to restore the core of our nations' cities as a national goal. Making the cities livable and safe, with metros/good buslines, parks, some form of manufacturing and commerce locally and neighborhoods that were more or less self sustaining....

and support this model FEDERALLY.

Support sustainable models of cities, on a case by case business level. Europe has already come to the conclusion that we will be reaching in a few years.

They have cities and countryside. Very little suburbia. We don't have to enforce a lifestyle shift we can mandate one, by making AMERICA's cities self supporting and repairing.

Simultaneously, we can bring back customer service in_country as a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE, to give rural families a non commuting trade to support themselves.

At the same time, end outsourcing. Start treating companies that have their manufacturing overseas like what they are

IMPORT COMPANIES and tax them accordingly. NO MORE FAVORS that destroy our country for people who don't act like AMERICANs, but instead act like

royals that legislate for themselves as the country is destroyed by that legislation. bushCO and CRONYs have thrown our Natural resources open to

the robber barons.... and dereglated CORPORATIONS....removing EPA standards, eliminating inspections, and eliminating the need to meet standards of ethical behavior when harvesting our natural resources....

it might as well be a bunch of junkies running the United States right now, for all the respect that they have shown the citizens and the countryside itself...

trash walks talks and occupies the whitehouse, right now.

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I thought you were going to talk about his haircut. Kucinich has earned honor, unlike the Rovehos and their toadies.
Kucinich has brought prescient ideas and wise policies to the debate but you don't hear it in this cheerleading newspaper, not even after hundreds of thousands of deaths and domestic torture.

Posted by: Open1 | January 24, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Hello from Ohio 10. Dennis was right to drop out now, not a moment too soon.
Cimperman is only the best-known primary challenger, there are 3 others on the D side alone. If a no-name sneaks in due to a split primary vote, the seat could go R.

Things are crapola here, and with Ohio having the third highet number of foreclosures in the country, it's hard to justify your Congressman spending his time in Manchester or Vegas.
Dennis still has a lot of support here, but the general feeling is, enough is enough.

Posted by: davidg7376 | January 24, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

The Post just wants our human brains reduced to a consumable oatmeal, that will keep the fascist shadow government happy, keep the war money flowing into their junkie mafia brains...Your creepy mafia (reid, pelosi, oh yeah, bush) is going to get Washington destroyed, fascist idiots, why don't you report on such important topics as the gov't nuclear terrorists that the British media has the guts to confront?

You are also an arm of the fascist idiots if you do not report on topics such as these:

Posted by: frak | January 24, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

why does describing a man as a Don Quixote,

cause others to think that that personality is tilting at windmills and seeing monsters where there are none?

you know like Hillary Clintons "vast right wing conspiracy," comment was treated.

what is that all about? redirect action?

if you want to eliminate "the bad guys," you have to intend from the start to do that....not get them to acknowledge that they are "the bad guys,"

we all know that they are....I want to elimnate them from interfering with my country....

as a way of life....if the pigs keep eating the crops, the best thing to do is make solves two things with one action...

good engineering.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I think the chunky limey is eating the chunks he's blowing...

obviously a sensitive soul with no intelligence but a low self esteem level...probably follows mousey tongue around the whitehouse trying to get some diaper money from him.

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

you don't have the intelligence to respond with anything but the

typical limp rushing bought rant, tin foil, drugs, left wing conspiracy...

that's okay. you're not the first to fail...

send someone with a brain....



Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I think the monkey you're poking with a stick is your mother...

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Wow, tesia2, you seriously ARE mentally ill! How cool. It's like poking a monkey with a stick. Pretty funny to read your rants, though. Alas, you still fail at "the internets."

Now dance for me, monkey -- post 5-6 more rapid fire comments that mean nothing. Is your manifesto done yet?

Also, funny but true point -- there's a mentally ill woman who walks along Capitol Hill east alternately screaming and muttering about stuff, and it's the exact same stuff that YOU do tesia! Mom?

In the meantime, I'll check back in a day or so, and I expect you to step it up a notch, conspiracy/rant/new world order/etc.-wise. Use HTML code if you have to!

Posted by: tai_fung | January 24, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Have you noticed that EVERYTHING THAT IS TYPED IN BLOCK CAPITALS is usually from someone who is far to crazy to be let loose on the internet?

Just because Kucinich was right to oppose the war really doesn't make him a great candidate. He lacks the Charisma and skill needed to win an election even if he won the nomination. What is sad is that he would have been an excellent person to challenge the corrupt and sleazy political tactics of Hillary Clinton and her Puppet Master husband. Edwards or Obama are at least candidates for change, Hillary is just the same old poison that is killing America.

Posted by: chunkylimey | January 24, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

most neocons,

not a label, it's an ideology expoused by William Kristol and father, the Kagans, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, PNAC signatories, AEI members and others of the

"OUR POCKETBOOKS FIRST! the heck with AMERICA" crowd....

use liberal as a perjorative...

but it doesn't cover the truth and usually hides a strawman argument...

people need to use more than a label to identify a product, and I suggest that you do that rather than cheapen the whole thing by

seperating things into good and evil...

as a ploy, that is a good thing, as a mindset.... it doesn't work.

you want to stamp out bushCO and CRONYs????

you're going to have to imprison and sue them into submission....

real world strategies.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

liberal is a label,

used by people that don't know enough about the product to be able to judge for themselves...



Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

p.s. "liberal" is not an insult, it's a political position. I guess it's too much to ask rednecks to comprehend the English language, though.

Posted by: thecrisis | January 24, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he's dropping out because he never got covered in the media while he was actually running.

Also, that ad is pretty mean. Dennis has my support against a guy like that

Posted by: riff_raff17 | January 24, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps if pundits like Mr. Cillizza had not judged in 2004 and 2007-08 time and again that Kucinich's bids were "quixotic," barring Kucinich's voice from debates and from news coverage, people could have heard a bit of what he has to say.

In 2004 on "Larry King Live" King says to Kucinich something along the lines of, "Come on, so you're not a serious candidate." And Kucinich says, "That's for the American people to decide"; it's not for Larry King to decide, or Cillizza, or the Post. But how can people decide if they can't hear him speak?

Posted by: mdt187 | January 24, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

here's an example of effectiveness:

Anti-Bush Campaign Planned

The Associated Press
Thursday, January 24, 2008; 12:34 PM

WASHINGTON -- A group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to ensure that President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.

Americans United for Change plans to undertake a yearlong campaign, spending the bulk of the money on advertising, to keep public attention on what the group says are the Bush administration's failures, including the war in Iraq, the response to Hurricane Katrina and the current mortgage crisis.

a "more correct," title to the article would read....

CITIZENS want the truth to be told!, evil shouldn't be remarketed as genius....sue them into the ground and sterilize their children to prevent contamination of the gene pool!

isn't that nice? it's like putting chocks into lobster claws and then throwing them into boiling water...

jail time for bushCO und CRONYs

hip hip hooooooooooooooooo rah!

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Dennis is head and shoulders above most of the candidates emotionally and intellectually...

however, being able to crush evil in an effective different than simply seeing it.

you have to be able to remove it at the same time you name it...not simply point at it.

it's a skill.

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I understand Karl and Jeff Gannon are stilldoing the nasty in the whitehouse lincoln bedroom... hey love them hemen donchaa

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

One need look no further than the elementary school (not even middle school) name calling in these comments to know why an intelligent, compassionate, enlightened, fore-sighted candidate like Dennis Kucinich can't get traction: the voting public is full of ignoramuses.

I suspect that if Kucinich looked "presidential" that he would have won the presidency long ago.


Posted by: egc52556 | January 24, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

crush zem like dee peanuts shell....

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

little dawgs bark und run a way.

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

what no brains?

without rushing limp boughts quotes next to them most neo conservative aryan nation blokes couldn't find their way into a new sentence...

no intelligence, insight or ability to reason...

they end up like my little fanny patter above

incapable of responding...

haven't met a capable rejoinder from your kampe yet,

Libby, Rove, Hastert, the Kagans...

little limp wristed flamers with no skill set except appeal to emotion,

although libby was an amazing adroit LIAR.

using the truth is not a tool that that kampe has ever had to become comfortable with.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

you couldn't debate or reason your way out of your mothers panties


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

right and you're an example of a typical brain dead, can't get it up challenger of morality...

caricatures are you.

Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Tesia2 is a rather good example of a --cartoonishly-- typical Kucinich supporter:

1. Delusional
2. Paranoid
3. Mentally ill, with a dash of conspiracy-theorist thrown in.

Please post more rants with lots of line breaks, and wait for the Paxil to kick in. :-)

Posted by: tai_fung | January 24, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

an example of tiny brainers...

they have only two kampes

liberals und conning [self]servingtives

which one do I belong to?

wanna dance little shunt of disinformation?????

please me and say yes, I like my sardine sandwitches... with screaming hot mutarrd

in special place on their widdle bodies.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

If a liberal falls in the forest and no one is around to hear him fall, does he still make a sound?

Posted by: foutsc | January 24, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse


one of the sad things about the good guys,

is that they don't learn how to "take down,"


Unfortunately, since the media doesn't accurately report or perhaps they don't understand when they are being used to be manipulative,

the voters by and large are at the mercy of the predators. And have been dumbed down by the sound bite....propagandists.

George H.W. Bush has worked with the CIA since the early 50's trying to get his uncle Walkers West Indies Spice Company Sugar Plantations back from CUBA....

by offing CASTRO, with the aid of the CIA and CUBANO MAFIOSA....

doubt me think I a m a punter???? who cares.


and he and his have been involved in manipulating other countries for fun and war profiteering since WWI

doubt me?


so one way that the CIA takes over other countries is by manipulating the media....

GEORGE H.W. Bush was involved with destroying democracy in Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, Panama, Ecuador....and several other countries I can't think of right now...


the rest is politics as usual since 1988...

using the IRAN CONTRA thugs for drugs to push buttons and infiltrate campaigns or build DIEBOLD ELECTRONIC VOTING a subsidiary of Halliburton....

so Dennis isn't used to breaking people's legs and then stomping their throats while they are down....

which is what one needs in todays, "break the pattern" of disinformation


One needs the ability to do some serious damage in a lighthearted, "rip the beating heart out of the chest of evil," sort of way...

I can do it easily, and could have taught Dennis, but since I don't know him....

the wolves singled him out and took him down....

need to have that ninja training if you want to make it to the whitehouse against these

repulsive scammers....

that or your own private army ala Blackwater...

Ken Starr is Blackwater and George W's lawyer....

who could have predicted that.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

We were faced with too many really good candidates. I hope that a Democrat wins and that they put as many of this year's Democratic candidates to work in the new Administration as possible!

Posted by: svreader | January 24, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse


Are the polls showing a tight race for Kucinich in the 10th? Doesn't he have labor's full support?

Igor Volsky

Posted by: ivolsky | January 24, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Congrats Cimperman I will now donate to Denny's re-election effort. I have never thought to give him a dime but your jerky ad will make this blue dog give him a second look.

Posted by: absolutkt | January 24, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Dennis -- all the way -- but I must ask: Does a Quixotic bid by a serious man seen as a clown or a fringe figure help the cause? Does it make the realization of the dream that much harder? Or, having a forum from which to point out some elementary facts about fairness, tolerance, justice and the feasibility of following other paths out there worth the trouble?

The answer? I don't have one, but my sense of history -- I hope to be corrected if I'm wrong -- is that some of the dues-paying chores Dennis Kucinich has undertaken are necessary to pave the way for other progressives to reach the goal of a just and fair social order one day.

Posted by: RMGopal | January 24, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

HMMM. wHY did he drop out? Hmm.

His numbers per chance. Why not talk about something that matters. You can gloat about telecom immunity.

That is the game right? Screw the country as long as you get your little jabs in. What a waste of time this site is. What a waste of time our american lives are. All for show. what a joke.

Choose wisely gop and old people. Think about the future. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting differant results. When are you going to change gop? Are you insane by definition? Fascists? Terrorists? propogandists?


Posted by: JKrishnamurti | January 24, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

At a certain point he starts to siphon off progressive votes. In a tight race for the Nomination, he doesn't want to be accused of pulling a "Nader". Way to go Dennis, better part of valor and all that!

Posted by: thebobbob | January 24, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

A victim, not of his message, but, of the sad way we select people to hold the highest office in the world. As was the case with Bill Richardson, Americans will have to settle for less leadership and integrity and accept the "Hollywood/Madison Avenue" byproduct.
Thank you Mr. Kucinich-Bill Ander-Randolph, Ma.

Posted by: williamander2003 | January 24, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

"he encouraged his supporters to go to Obama during the Iowa caucus (in areas where he wasn't viable)"

Were there any places where he was viable?

Kucinich's candidacy was an irrelevancy to anyone not on the extreme left of the Democratic party.

Posted by: jimd52 | January 24, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting that he encouraged his supporters to go to Obama during the Iowa caucus (in areas where he wasn't viable) but now he's not endorsing anyone. Hmm.

Posted by: thecrisis | January 24, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Hey Shillizza- What do you mean? ::::

>>>>Wow. Any ad that includes the line "You are so fired" is a winner in our book."<<<

Multiple Personality disorder in "your" column? Kucinich was one of a handful who were right about the Disastrous Criminal War in Iraq. We've precipitated the killing of over SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND Civilians and created a refugee crisis for over a million souls. For Oil. Al Qaeda was in Afghanistan. Kucinich was one of a few who called for the Impeachment of Cheney. You toadies and hack journalists in DC,-- what is your Legacy? You covered the asses of Looters Torturers Killers and Thieves and their apologists, quite like "yourselves", Chris.

Posted by: fugeddabowdid | January 24, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) is a great visionary, with the ability to create what he sees.

He's not getting or gotten the support he deserves. I would definitely consider him a valuable resource, in my presidency.

We need people with insight, and integrity.

Kerry couldn't touch the hem of his garment without catching on fire.

Dennis is the only one with the stones to IMPEACH CHENEY....


didn't it...

what's a man to do.


Posted by: tesla2 | January 24, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Its too bad, he was a good man.

Posted by: svreader | January 24, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean he won't pay for the rest of the NH primary recount? By the way, conspiracy theorists, the count is largely unchanged with about 40% counted by hand.

Posted by: steveboyington | January 24, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Not surprising. The media is more fascinated with his hot wife than they are with him.

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | January 24, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

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