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Kucinich to Quit Campaign

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Posted on Jan 24, 2008
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Dennis Kucinich is expected to announce Friday that he is dropping out of the race for the White House. The Ohio congressman faces four challengers in the primary for his seat in the House. Kucinich’s congressional campaign sent out an “urgent personal appeal” to supporters for donations on Wednesday.


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Rep. Dennis Kucinich will announce he is abandoning his long shot bid for the White House in a news conference Friday, his campaign confirms to CNN.

In an interview with the Cleveland Plain-Dealer earlier Thursday, the Ohio Democrat said he plans on “transitioning out of the Democratic Presidential primary race” to focus on a “new direction.”

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By lilmamzer, January 27, 2008 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment

First you say this:

“By Dave in Big Pine, January 27 at 7:06 am

I am done with you. you bore me.”

OK, fine with me.
But then you return (apparently unable to resist or control yourself) with this rambling personal attack:

“lilmamloser

hey i’m impressed! you know the word “bombastic”; was that mommy’s new vocabulary word for the day for ya? too bad she didn’t tell you how to use it appropriately. my phrase would only be considered bombastic, at best, by an addle minded, obtuse intellectual midget such as yourself, with limited language skills whose brain might be able to process anything greater than chewing gum without drooling at the same time if it also didn’t have to keep those lips flapping. but hey, at least you got to use it in a sentance so i guess your homework’s done and now you can go out and play.

you still haven’t provided one answer.

it’s a good thing i live the florida keys, because being on “key west time” sure comes in handy when waiting for a thoughtful response from a dullard like you. “

Hurl invective until you run out of spittle, it’s all good. None of your ranting will change the fact that Kucinich is a spent force. He’s done, you can stick a fork in him, and I, as one among many, am glad to see him go.

Can you dig it?

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By Dave in Big Pine, January 27, 2008 at 9:10 am Link to this comment

lilmamloser

hey i’m impressed! you know the word “bombastic”; was that mommy’s new vocabulary word for the day for ya? too bad she didn’t tell you how to use it appropriately. my phrase would only be considered bombastic, at best, by an addle minded, obtuse intellectual midget such as yourself, with limited language skills whose brain might be able to process anything greater than chewing gum without drooling at the same time if it also didn’t have to keep those lips flapping. but hey, at least you got to use it in a sentance so i guess your homework’s done and now you can go out and play.

you still haven’t provided one answer.

it’s a good thing i live the florida keys, because being on “key west time” sure comes in handy when waiting for a thoughtful response from a dullard like you.

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By lilmamzer, January 27, 2008 at 8:42 am Link to this comment

You have serious anger issues. I hope you don’t have children or are near them - it doesn’t seem at all healthy.

If you spent half as much time crafting a coherent argument as you do hurling insults, we might be able to have a fruitful exchange of ideas, but it doesn’t seem possible. Oh well.

In any case, Kucinich is gone, never to return in any serious way on the national stage in a presidential election, and we can now move on to more productive uses of our time.

” and one last thing moron. by the end of america i meant demoratic priciples and rule of law. not the survivalist meaning a neanderthal like you would naturally think of first”

So now you’re saying you were just being bombastic? smile

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By Dave in Big Pine, January 27, 2008 at 8:06 am Link to this comment

lilmamzer

just as i thought lilmamloser. nothing to say.

why not do us all a favor and just go away. come back when that pea brain can generate a thought. until then, just go away.

I am done with you. you bore me.

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By Dave in Big Pine, January 26, 2008 at 9:25 pm Link to this comment

as usual, nothing of substance out of your inane mouth. i asked you to fill the board with your intelligence. instead I get manure. gee, what a shock.
again, what’s discredited? no nukes? single payer health care? diplomacy vs. bombs? come on big mouth, take another stab at it. see if that tiny little brain of yours can generate enough power to string just one coherent answer. c’mon, i bet you can do it if you try!

and if you believe there is really a “terrorist threat” out there, and that we are not awash in socialism now, and have always been, then you truly a cretin.

and one last thing moron. by the end of america i meant demoratic priciples and rule of law. not the survivalist meaning a neanderthal like you would naturally think of first.

man you are dumb.

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By M Henri Day, January 26, 2008 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment

Whatever the extent of his/her/its education or the colour of his/her/its skin or the nature of his/het/its political loyalties, signature «lilmamzer» has demonstrated an inability to distinguish between argument and abuse. He/she/it is best ignored….

Henri

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By lilmamzer, January 26, 2008 at 11:35 am Link to this comment

Dave in Big Pine, January 26 at 8:20 am

let me guess. you are either a well to do white person or just plain stupid. which is it? both?

Still a slave to tired, old stereotypes? You think middle-class blacks can’t be sick of discredited leftist identity politics? Or if they are, it must be because they are Uncle Toms and have sold out to The Man? Yeah, I remember my first year of college, too.

LMFAO!!!!
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where is kucinich wrong? come on big mouth, fill the board with your words of wisdom!

Kucinich doesn’t have a clue about how societies actually operate. He doesn’t have a clue about realpolitik and would have his ass chewed up in the first week in office, and, unfortunately, it would be the entire nation that would suffer. He’s a lightweight, he’s naive, and he panders to the worst of the terror-appeasing, exhausted Socialist remnants of the previous century’s Left. It’s over, and so is he.
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like i said: you are either well of and benefit from ths shit, or you are just plain stupid.

Very persuasive argument there. HA HA HA HA
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I’ll quote you one more time, just for laughs:

“we are witnessing the end of america”

So how are you preparing? Stocking up on canned goods? Packing up and moving to Libya, Iran, or North Korea? Or are you just going to ride the swirl down the toilet with the rest of us? Which is is, Nostradamus?

LMFAO

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By Dave in Big Pine, January 26, 2008 at 9:20 am Link to this comment

let me guess. you are either a well to do white person or just plain stupid. which is it? both?

why don’t you thrill us all with your intelligence and tell me where I am wrong? where is kucinich wrong? come on big mouth, fill the board with your words of wisdom!

you give the majority of americans credit? have you been paying attention to the recent past? bush and his criminals don’t register with you?

like i said: you are either well of and benefit from ths shit, or you are just plain stupid.

i suspect both.

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By lilmamzer, January 26, 2008 at 8:58 am Link to this comment

“this shows the power of the media to control our thoughts, determine our wants, and steer us in any direction that they want”

That’s such an elitist and condescending attitude. I give the majority of Americans much nmore credit. They know who has the real-world bona fides to lead, and it surely isn’t Kucinich. He got far more mainstream media coverage than either his far-left politics (as reflected in the political leanings of the vast majority of Americans) or his miniscule impact on the campaign would merit.

You actually should rejoice that his image even appeared on the major networks. But instead, you conjure up the same, tired, old corporate puppet-master boogeyman conspiracy bullshit.

Same old, same old. Can’t you ever come up with anything rational and real?
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” we are witnessing the end of america”

Doom and gloom, uber-pessimism. People will never gravitate to the tin-foil-hat crowd in any significant numbers because it’s self destructive.

Find your next ANSWER Coalition/Code Pink/Cindy Sheehan event and wave your placards…..........

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By lilmamzer, January 26, 2008 at 8:49 am Link to this comment

Would you prefer I bend the rules of grammar to reflect the typical <strike>Truth</strike>CrapDig far-left terror-enabling dictator-loving comment poster instead?

For once in your miserable little life, I give you the chance to actually have it both ways.

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By Dave in Big Pine, January 26, 2008 at 5:53 am Link to this comment

wow, how quickly this story died away and was forgotten. even more, this shows the power of the media to control our thoughts, determine our wants, and steer us in any direction that they want. and by “they” i do not mean the actual reporters or editors, I mean the power brokers that own the media outlets.

here was a guy that surely had to represent the view point of millions of us. yet he didn’t even register in the polls. anybody believe that? do you think they reported his true following? do you think that you can trust them to report the true numbers? anybody out there think his showings were manipulated?

look at how little coverage his quitting got. look at the dearth of follow up. and what there was of it was mocking. why was he excluded from the debates?

we are witnessing the end of america.

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By Outraged, January 25, 2008 at 10:04 pm Link to this comment

LILMAMZER….Truthdig’s very own Bill O’Really.

Anyway Lilmamzer, you said you “ain’t going nowheres”.  Understatement Lilmamzer ...understatement.

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By lilmamzer, January 25, 2008 at 6:30 pm Link to this comment

Kucinich isn’t a loser because he was “censored”.

He’s a loser because he’s a fringe contender with a fringe following that doesn’t merit serious attention.

In other words, he’s a virtual nobody and people ignore him and his dangerously naive ideas. And rightfully so. He’s the Left’s noncompoop analog of the Right’s noncompoop: Ron Paul. Both angerously naive ideologues with zero chance of being elected or impacting the race in any meaningful way.

End of story.

Bye Dennis, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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By lilmamzer, January 25, 2008 at 6:24 pm Link to this comment

First you say this:

” Didn’t your parents teach you the old adage; “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” ?”

....and then you say this:

” Be gone… before someone drops a house on you!”

Schmuck!  smile

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By lilmamzer, January 25, 2008 at 6:22 pm Link to this comment

“and good riddance to you, lilmamzer!”

I ain’t going nowheres.  smile

And Kucinich IS a loser. In fact, not opinion.

And he deserves to be. (THAT part is my opinion, of course).

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By ChrisHorton, January 25, 2008 at 6:02 pm Link to this comment
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Was Kucinich for real? Did he ever have a chance? Was he a vanity candidate? A bad campaigner? Did he blow it? Did he disgrace our cause by losing?  Well?

People, wake up!  Kucinich is who he is and did what he could. He spoke the truth and was heard by millions, if briefly.  He motivated many people, but not nearly enough, to get into action around the issues that we all (I presume) believe in and care about.  His campaign might not have been the answer, but are we not better off because he ran?  Where did he fail? 

The answer, my friends, is in US. WE are the ones who need to build a great mass movement for change if anything is going to change.  WE are the ones who need to organize the millions of disenfranchised, disillusioned and disaffected people (which description includes most of us, to be honest about it) and bring them into action.  And when we do we will need people like Kucinich to help give us voice and leadership and the wisdom that comes from decades of passionate struggle. 

I have posted on ten different websites - including this one - about what we need to do to build a movement that can contest for power in 2012.  These posts received on average less than one comment per website, and not a single response that talked about the specifics, about how to build a movement that can win.  People seem to be content to let a hero like Kucinich do it for us, and then to carp about it when he can’t do it without us.

What’s it going to take?  We have this great medium available to us now, the Internet, on which to talk to each other about things like this.  Well, let’s start talking!  Time to get serious, while we still have time!

ps. Don’t forget to send Kucinich some money - at http://www.kucinich.us - to defend his seat.  Our enemies have donated a huge amount of money to his opponents to try to knock him out and silence his voice in Congress.  We can’t let that happen!

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By Diane, January 25, 2008 at 5:50 pm Link to this comment
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Thanks, Chris. I went to the Dennis website you linked to and printed out ten forms for contributing to his campaign by mail. I will take them to a county Democratic meeting we are holding next Friday. I recommend others of like mind do this too. It is easy to print out one page. Easy to write a check. Easy to put the form and your check in an envelope and stamp it and put it in the mail. No matter where you live, Dennis is your congress person.

And I agree that we must continue on the high path and the vigilant path. I haven’t heard Dennis’s speech of today—I will look for it on-line. I expect it to call all of us onward.

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By loveinatub, January 25, 2008 at 4:16 pm Link to this comment

and good riddance to you, lilmamzer!

Kucinich was no “loser”

It’s the media monopoly and marginization of Kunich that makes this entire country a LOSER!

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By nwmuse, January 25, 2008 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment
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I have the utmost respect for Dennis Kucinich. He can hold his head high. I hope he keeps working to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney. It’s too important to stop now.

Here’s a great cartoon in tribute:
http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/01/25/a-great-man-who-stood-with-the-people-not-above-them-thanks-dennis/

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By don knutsen, January 25, 2008 at 1:16 pm Link to this comment
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The man who best understands how close we are to losing our democracy is out of the race to the white house. Untill we as a nation start demanding more from our elected representitives and our media we deserve what we will get. If its Billary vs McCain next November we may very well still have the republican party in charge in the white house. The same party that has rubberstamped every miserable decision Cheney and his sock puppet have come up with. Billary is almost as beholding to the corporate trough as teh criminals in the white house now. Alittle better, but not much unfortunately. McCain who disgarded his independant views only to become George Bush’s cheer-leader on this disasterous war sucking the revenue and lives away with each day. McCain who wants us to continue our occupation of Iraq long into the future and milks his POW experience in Vietnam for political gain much the same as Gulliani does 9-11. How many of our citizens take a few minutes out of their self-absorbed day to communicate their thoughts to our “elected representitives” ?...not many, they are just as out of touch as ever..and so are we apparently, disgarding the man who had the courage to stand up to Cheney and his criminality. The center for public integrity has compileed 935 lies told us from Bush and his administration. And that is only on the subject of their war of choice in the middle east. 935 lies told between 2002 and 2005….it averages out to 3+ lies each and every day. The party that has blessed this all along may very well remain in power in the white house..and that , I guess, is just what we deserve.

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By M Henri Day, January 25, 2008 at 11:21 am Link to this comment

The idealist in me asks - What now remains of the chances for Constitutional government in the United States ? The cynic asks - Had Mr Kucinich by some miracle found himself taking the presidential oath on 20 January 2009, how many days would have remained to him before his assassination ?...

Henri

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By Rowdy, January 25, 2008 at 10:52 am Link to this comment
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Go away!

Didn’t your parents teach you the old adage; “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” ?

Apparently not.

Be gone… before someone drops a house on you!

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By Maassive, January 25, 2008 at 9:22 am Link to this comment
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So…. You need a new dark horse candidate?

Well, you’re in luck. In Arizona, there are several dozen candidates to choose from due to a strange provision in the state’s election law. To get on the primary ballot, you only needed to file an application.

If you visit ProjectWhiteHouse08.com, you can read (and watch!) the policies of all the dark-horse candidates, from the eye-patch-wearing Republican Sean “CF” Murphy to the ultra-lib, trash-talking, conceptual-artist Democrat Libby “Doctress Neutopia” Hubbard.

And all of them are competing in a “reality journalism” experiment for the Tucson Weekly’s endorsement.

Hubbard, by the way, will interest a lot of Kucinich voters.

On Wednesday night, the candidates had a bonafide debate, where they discussed everything from using obese people’s fat to mitigate the energy crisis to whether we should set up a prison island for america’s criminals.

Stop on by and check it out:  ProjectWhiteHouse08.com

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By steve, January 25, 2008 at 9:12 am Link to this comment
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Excellent news that Kucinich has just dropped out!!!No more worries from the people who really run this country.  Now the Corporate Interests can get down to the business of picking our next president for us.  And who ever said American Democracy is broken???

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By blah, January 25, 2008 at 8:55 am Link to this comment
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As much as peoples from other countries may hate America, as far as global super powers go, it is the lesser of two evils. China or America? Easy answer.

Please stop shitting the bed. If you fail yourselves you fail the world. There are hundreds of acedemics to choose from; Dennis at the forefront. Nader? No. Chomsky? No. Why not pick a person from the swelling intellectual circles that build there? Go to a Mensa conference or something and draw up a list.

Lawyers, politicians, CEO’s and any sort of business graduate should be automatically disqualified from the race. Free market economies rely on ruthless cunning and fucking your neighbours wife. You want a person with this mind set as your leader? Are you bandits?

Why not elect an economics major? Anthropological mastermind? The media can spin what it needs to, why not focus on someone who has, oh, I dunno, the qualifications to be president instead of the available funds?

Money pollutes the atmosphere. We can smell the stench north of the border. By the by, let some Mexcians in, they’ll do an honest days labour for an honest days pay and more than likely posses the humility to elect an official who represents the status quo. The status quo being is your free-market economy, no? Fail the lowliest worker and you fail the economy, which in turn fucks the world. Then we will all be sleeping in shitty sheets.

Good luck, I wouldn’t want to live there.

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By Jaded Prole, January 25, 2008 at 6:01 am Link to this comment

It’s too late in the disease process of this corrupt system for an authentic, un-owned candidate. Legitimate elections are not a real possibility and the corporate monopoly on media make truthful information a fantasy. Only the inevitable collapse of this rotten monstrosity will presage the possibility of progress.

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By Johnny Smith, January 25, 2008 at 3:43 am Link to this comment
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It’s a shame that the democratic party has been taken over by the same corporate interests that run the republican party. It’s a shame that corporate interests have silenced the only true progressive candidate for president. It’s a shame that after decades of voting democratic, I don’t feel they have a candidate (sans John Edwards) that will make we want to waste time traveling to the polls in November.
Congratulations democratic party. While censoring Dennis Kucinich, you drove a stake in the hearts of many more of your progressive supporters and many of us will reward that with no support in November.

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By lilmamzer, January 25, 2008 at 2:42 am Link to this comment

Kucinich has always had the inevitability of a loser, and his exit is neither notable nor newsworthy.

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By kath cantarella, January 25, 2008 at 1:53 am Link to this comment
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Thankyou.

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By Louise, January 24, 2008 at 9:43 pm Link to this comment

I’ll reserve comment until after Kucinich has made his official announcement, at which time [hopefully] a new vision of where we have to go and what we have to do emerges.

But I am going to change my position on an issue I stated earlier.

I absolutely will not vote for Hillary Clinton. Not in the primaries, and not in the general election.

And I think we all need to put pressure on Barrack Obama to return to his roots. The roots he has in Illinois, where he was an honest peace broker and an activist for all!

Maybe Bill’s been hanging around with a republican for too many years. Maybe Hillary joins them occasionally. Maybe the Bush habit of White House entitlement is rubbing off on those two!
__________

“Obama’s best hope is that Democratic voters aren’t as dumb as Hillary and Bill Clinton think they are.”

repeat:

“Obama’s best hope is that Democratic voters AREN’T AS DUMB as Hillary and Bill Clinton think they are. The outcome of the primaries depends on whether, amid their busy lives, voters can get a general fix on who is more often telling the truth about the barrage of charges and countercharges. This is ironic, because the way Bill Clinton survived impeachment was by betting on the intelligence of the American public. Now he’s betting against it.”
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“Yes, downscale voters are their target group. Obama is stronger among well-educated Democrats, according to polls. So the Clintons figure that maybe their base among less educated white Democrats might be receptive to an argument that assumes they’re dumb.

Less well-educated equals gullible in the face of bogus attack ads. That’s the logic, and the Clintons are testing it in South Carolina before trying it in Super Tuesday states.”

http://www.newsweek.com/id/101173/output/print

That’s not only Republican-lite, that’s BUSH-LITE!
http://www.michaelmoore.com/

We really cant pretend to be surprised by Hillary’s positions or behavior. She is what she is. Currently a politician who runs with the money and bends with the wind. A politician who lacks the courage to make an honest stand on anything controversial, until or unless it becomes non-controversial. A politician who firmly believes in her entitlement, not because she has earned it, but because like the current occupant of the White House ... she just does.

She may cloak that raw ambition under the guise of “experience” or the “FIRST” woman president, but as a woman, I’m not that desperate. I can wait until the right woman for the job comes along.

This is the United States!

This is not Saudi Arabia where leaders are born to an inherited position. This is not ancient Rome where future emperors were chosen by a current or past emperor, based on family name. This is not Pakistan where a family name keeps trying to recycle as president. This is not communist China where leadership is a given by way of family designation.

This is the United States, where we the people decide who will govern us, not a small click of insiders who’ve been there, done that.

This insanity needs to stop.

I can still hear to this day, the insult of Hillary’s raucous laugh in Gravels face! Not even dignifying him with an answer.

I repeat, I will not vote for Hillary Clinton for president!

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By ChrisHorton, January 24, 2008 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment
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I feel a deep sense of sadness and loss over Dennis’ withdrawal from the race. No one else comes close to him in terms of speaking the truth and giving voice to the needs and views of the American people. I’m sure many of you share with me a feeling of disgust with the race, an urge to drop out and let the puppets dance on the stage,. But we still have the task of prying the Democratic Party loose from the DLC, and then of freeing our country from the grip of the Republican proto-fascists, and we have no time to lose. There are several things I want to share about this.
1. Dennis is facing the fight of his life with what for a congressional primary is a simply HUGE amount of money being spent to knock him out. We need his voice and leadership in Congress. If you love Dennis, if you are always listening and hoping to hear what he has to say, SEND HIM MONEY. Log on to http://www.kucinich.us, and send as much
2. Dennis was the towering moral figure of this campaign. Wherever he met the voters face to face, he won their hearts. Whenever people considered the issues carefully and chose candidates accordingly, they chose Dennis. He had the support of the progressive activist base. He shaped the debates. He was a true man of the people, more so than any other Democratic candidate in my memory. He was one of us. Yet he lost miserably, worse than in 2004, and never even came close to 100% name recognition. We need to look at this carefully, discuss it and draw the proper lessons from it.
3. This was a media defeat. We must know now, if we didn’t already, that the major media is shaping the national conversation decisively, that its owners are colluding to control this process, and that they have absolutely no intention of letting a progressive candidate get an even break. We need to vigorously pursue media reform (including pushing for breaking up the monopolies), campaign reform (including rules governing who can run the debates and moderate them) and a reinstatement of the fairness doctrine for the airwaves. At the same time we need to be developing our capability to reach the people directly, through the Web, the Internet, independent local media, and the old fashioned way through leaflets and newsletters that we print and distribute ourselves.
4. We need to organize, starting early. We need to build an alliance of local ”Reform Democratic Clubs”, capable of mounting a grass-roots campaign and drawing in all the many organizations in which the people are organized. We need to be able to choose a progressive candidate and have him or her be responsible to us. No more Lone Ranger! And when our candidate takes an initiative, as Kucinich did in introducing motions of Impeachment, it needs to come from us, and we need to be prepared to swing behind it and push hard.
5. We need to be prepared with a second-string and a third-string leader, known to the public, ready to step to the front if our standard bearer gets knocked off.
In sum, we need to become a “we”, and to follow the old slogan: “Don’t mourn, organize!”

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By GB, January 24, 2008 at 6:15 pm Link to this comment
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Well, it looks like Corporate Media is picking our president.
Instead of America hearing the real issues from candidates like Dennis Kucinich who really care about Americans and truth, we get whoever will pay favors after the horse race.
The second millenium started with a president who can’t speak english better than a third grader and will continue with Americans spending their tax dollars on weapons to kill innocent people who happen to be in the way of oil company interests and Saudi greed.
Thank Pelosi kids….she could have done something.
By the way, what is she doing for Americans and our future?????

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By Frank J. Regan, January 24, 2008 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment
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Often spoken of by the media ‘pundits’ as a fringe candidate, or a nut case, or ignored completely, Dennis Kucinich finally leaves the presidential race.  This must be a relief, though probably not a great one, for those pushing a pro-corporate, anti-environmental, anti-free speech, and just-forget-how-we-got-ourselves-into-Iraq crowd.  Let’s face it, because he was dismissed by the media and the pundits, Kucinich was not that important. 

He was just a kind of annoying buzz in the growing trend in our country towards anti-democracy, anti-free press, and anti-responsibility.  So, with Kucinich gone there will be a collective smirk from those who control the media and those who decide who gets to be president in the United States.

Kucinich’s exasperating preoccupation with impeaching an impeachable president and saying very strange things like “As the world population soars towards eight billion, critical issues of survival face all of us. “will be less heard, less spoken, and most importantly, less thought about.  With Dennis gone we can get back to name-calling, character assassination, mindless pontifications about the trivial, the irresponsible, and get on with giving the public a first-rate spectacle of presidential elective theatrics. 

But…, how are we going to solve real problems in this country: how we deal with wars, our economy, and especially the environment if we don’t have courageous, outspoken, and intelligent candidates to force real responsibility on a nation mindlessly trying to avoid it?

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By Jeanine Molloff, January 24, 2008 at 5:06 pm Link to this comment
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You were our last hope.  Now we have a choice between ‘rent-a-president 1 and rent-a-president 2.’  Not much of a choice; either a bullet or cynanide.  Either way—our democracy is dead.  Neither Obama or Clinton have the scruples needed to end this war, and restore constitutional rule.  Thank you so very much for all you have done. You are a true patriot. 

Jeanine Molloff

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