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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 12:06 PM
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150. I'd lov to vote for Kucinch but I can't
I'm a Brit, I'm not allowed to vote for him but I'd love to vote for him, campaign for him, give him money.

Thing is, I'm taking the tack the late Molly Ivins once summed up as "In the primary, I vote to change the world; in the general I vote the lesser of two evils". I'd vote for Kucinich in the primary but I think he's unelectable. He's short, not the world's best public speaker and a little weird looking (that said, John Kerry looked like Lurch and I liked Kerry) and his public statements on spirituality are, well, odd. Oh, and his wife's a hottie. Yes, all of that's entirely cosmetic; no, none of that would affect his performance as president but yes, most people really ARE that superficial.

Any of the Dem candidates would make a decent president, none of them would be a disgrace but Hillary and Obama (for example) would only tinker with the status-quo. The current political climate is a cult of wealth worship and most of the candidates would only play with the details of that. Kucinich is the only one calling for the root and branch changes which are absolutely necessary to move forward. He's the only one committed to the only realistic healthcare option (which is roughly the same option that the rest of the industrialised world uses), he's the only one talking about the disaster that has been NAFTA (I liked Clinton but, in retrospect, that was a mistake), he's the only one calling for REAL changes.

Kucinich is the best candidate but he's also unelectable because the majority of the public are, hate to say, too easily distracted to listen to the guy. I'd vote for him in the primary but I'd be surprised if I got teh chance to vote for him in the general.
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