Ahh what could have been.
I think the Party has bought into the corporate media bullshit that Americans are more conservative than they are. Because of this, Kucinich is not taken as seriously as he should be. Plus, he's not so owned by corporate interests and that's hardly popular in political circles.
To which I Respond
I much more than heartily agree.
When Barack "moves to the center," and "stands up to the far left of the party," by embracing and justifying Fascist-Nazi-Totalitarian bullshit like FISA, there's everything a person needs to know about how close to the abyss this party really is. I've been sending back every piece of mail asking for donations, letting them know just what I think.
Kucinich's claim to fame from his mayoral days was to refuse to sell the public utilities to make payments on public debt. He got crucified and kicked to the curb for many years. My brother in law (the one I respect) who grew up and lived in Ohio thinks DK is nuts. Public utilities should ALWAYS be exactly that: Public. -ly owned and operated.
Free markets are anything but. They legalize and promote, piracy and extortion. Corporations will cut the public's collective throat for peanuts. They live for deregulation and lawlessness.
I've been telling people for months if not years: If you want to see an example of the Neo-con wet dream, look at Iraq. Contractor immunity? Minimal corporate taxes? A disbanded civil service? Army? Police force? Gimme a fucking break.
The rational (liberal) mind looks at those issues as scandalous fuck-ups, when in the "neo-con reality" they are rousing success stories of the journey into democracy. And being water-boarded with single malt isn't torture.
Let's see what the Bubba Meister has to say. Listening now...