September 13, 2003

ANOTHER UP OR OUT CANDIDATE?:

Kucinich Challenged on Terror (Juliet Eilperin, September 13, 2003, Washington Post)

Rep. Dennis Kucinich's ambitions are set on winning the nation's highest office, but the lawmaker from Ohio may need to turn some of his attention to keeping his House seat -- just in case he doesn't succeed in winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

Republican Edward Fitzpatrick Herman has announced he will challenge the four-term lawmaker. Herman was a corporate and government consultant before being called up to active military service in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. As a part of a military intelligence task force under Central Command, he interrogated dozens of al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan, according to his campaign.

"Northeast Ohioans deserve a representative in Washington who understands the importance of the war on terror," Herman said. "I am running for Congress because Dennis Kucinich does not appreciate the nature and magnitude of the threat facing America from worldwide terrorist organizations."


Is there really a constituency somewhere that doesn't care that Mr. Kucinich opposes the War on Terror and switched his position on abortion during his announcement that he was running for president?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2003 1:12 PM
Comments

"Kucinich Challenged on Terror"

That's gotta' replace "Worthwhile Canadian Initiative" as the most boring head on a story.

Actually, I read the darned thing.

On a Saturday evening, too.

SMG

Posted by: SteveMG at September 13, 2003 10:08 PM

Kucinich is a clown. When he was mayor of Cleveland he was arrested for mooning. The real question is when is he going to run out of money, because he will not start acting like an adult with a triple digit IQ in the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at September 14, 2003 8:43 PM

It was the head of the city's board of education that was fined for mooning his brother on a highway. Get your facts straight, Schwartz. Spreading disinformation does everyone a disservice.

Dennis Kucinich is the only candidate to vote against the inappropriately-named Patriot Act, the only candidate to vote against the invasion of Iraq, and the one of the only candidates who has pledged to withdraw from the anti-worker NAFTA and the racist and destructive WTO. Dennis has matured considerably since his early days in Cleveland; besides, time has vindicated him and his actions as Mayor regarding Muny Light; his bold and ethical refusal to yield to bankers ultimately saved the people of Cleveland a small fortune in utility costs. He took a stand and confronted the Enron of his day.

Dennis Kucinich is truly the People's Candidate.

C. Hays

Posted by: C. Hays at September 25, 2003 3:58 PM
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