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nacho:

--- Quote ---Associated Press
Democrat Kucinich to Launch 2008 Bid
By CONNIE MABIN 12.12.06, 7:25 AM ET

Fed up with what he says is his party's failure to end the war in Iraq, Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is entering the race for president - again.

It's the second bid for the nation's top office for Kucinich, a six-term, liberal congressman from Cleveland whose long-shot presidential candidacy in 2004 made headlines more for Kucinich's bachelorhood than his policies. This time around Kucinich has a wife.

Kucinich, 60, scheduled a press conference Tuesday at City Hall to formally announce his 2008 campaign.

He said he was inspired to run because he disagrees with the way some of his fellow Democrats are handling the war, including approval of a proposal to spend $160 billion more on the conflict.

"Democrats were swept into power on Nov. 7 because of widespread voter discontent with the war in Iraq," Kucinich said Monday. "Instead of heeding those concerns and responding with a strong and immediate change in policies and direction, the Democratic congressional leadership seems inclined to continue funding the perpetuation of the war."

His previous presidential proposals have included a national peace department, canceling free trade policies he says hurt American jobs and a single-payer, universal health care system.

Kucinich joins Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, a fellow Democrat, in declaring his candidacy for the presidential nomination.

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is considered the party's front-runner, closely followed by Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. Neither has announced runs.

In 2004, Kucinich posted single digits in most primary elections, including his home state, yet stayed in the race.

He celebrated his bachelorhood on the campaign trail, telling New Hampshire audiences that he was seeking a mate. Women vied for a date with him during an online contest, but nothing romantic evolved from Kucinich's breakfast date with the winner. It did earn him appearances on late-night comedy talk shows.

Last year he married Elizabeth Harper. He won re-election to his House seat in 2006 with 66 percent of the vote, basing his campaign on job creation and criticizing rising gas prices. He also was an outspoken critic of his own party, saying Democrats have lost their soul by moving away from liberal ideals.

Kucinich was elected mayor of Cleveland at age 31, the youngest leader of a major American city. He also became the mayor of the first city since the Great Depression to go into default.
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http://www.kucinich.us/

http://www.kucinich.us/issues

Seriously, people, I'm married now, you can vote for me.  Here's my wife's blog.  I swear, she is my wife.
http://www.kucinich.us/elizabeth


Cassander:
so....he signed her out of a psych ward?   

nacho:
Marries to calm everyone down...but marries a psychopath!  And then lets her post a blog on his campaign site.  It's like something I would do.  Here you go, honey.  Just post whatever you want.


--- Quote ---There's a brutal imperial power
that my passport says I represent
but it'll never represent where my heart lies
only vaguely where it went.
When you grow up surrounded by willful ignorance
you have to believe that mercy has its own country
--- End quote ---

edit:  Oh!  click "read more." Right.  See, I'm a typical voter.

Cassander:
Who could love Dennis? seriously?  It must be a platonic thing.  the man is 5 foot 2 with sam donaldson hair. 

RottingCorpse:
Maybe she'll show up in a slip and a helmet at some kind of state dinner.

"More scrapple, Vladimir?"

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