Frodo Drops Out
Ah, one of the few remaining nutbars
will no longer be providing entertainment on the national stage:
Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich is dropping out of the Democratic race for president.
Kucinich will make the announcement Friday at a news conference in Cleveland. In an exclusive interview with Plain Dealer editors and reporters, Kucinich said he will explain his "transition" tomorrow.
I'm surprised at all the commentary; then again Dennis the Menace never actually dropped out in 2004, so maybe the folks are getting in their pre-written political obits from four years ago. I was startled to see one writer
at the Plank actually wrote glowingly about him:
...here was the man for me: A committed, principled progressive, a 6-term representative who needed to apologize for none of his votes on the trail, and--at least until Mike Gravel cherry-picked his role as the righteous, wacky outsider--a leftward force in the dialogue.
Says more about the writer (Dayo Olopade) than it does about Kucinich, but it's startling to see such a leftist writing at the bastion of the DLC crowd. Of course, she does have to state how appalled she is at the Kuke's prior anti-abortion stance:
Thumbs down to Kucinich's pro-Serb, pro-life stance in early incarnations of his ideology.
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