February 16, 2003


Kucinich Plans to Launch Presidential Run (MALIA RULON, February 15, 2003, ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich plans to file papers to launch a presidential campaign next week, a source familiar with the Ohio Democrat's plans said Saturday.

His entry into the 2004 presidential race bumps the Democratic field of candidates to eight.

Kucinich has said voters need to hear alternative points of view on Iraq, trade and the nation's economic policies, all issues expected to be at the center of his campaign.

The most interesting question about Mr. Kucinich is when he will join Joe Lieberman, Dick Gephardt, Al Gore, Gary Hart, etc. in rejecting either the teachings of his religion, the dictates of conscience, and/or previously stated political positions to switch from pro-life to pro-abortion. Opposition to the war makes nice padding for the resume, but the single issue by which modern progressivism defines itself is unfettered abortion.

Dennis J. Kucinich's Action and Information Center
Congressional Progressive Caucus
A Prayer for America (US Rep Dennis Kucinich, February 26, 2002, Common Dreams)
Kucinich Rocks the Boat (John Nichols, March 25, 2002, The Nation)
Kucinich Is the One (Studs Terkel, May 6, 2002, The Nation)
Thank you, Katha: Single Voice Points Out Democrat Darling's Tragic Flaw (Laura Flanders, May 16, 2002, WorkingforChange.com)

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2003 7:26 AM

Oh, he'll flip. Have no doubt. He'll sell his soul in a heartbeat for a chance to be at the head of a "progressive" surge.

Posted by: Christopher Badeaux at February 17, 2003 11:10 AM