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8. A cabinet position would be the worst thing for him
People in the cabinet are hamstrung by the fact that they serve not at the request of the people, but at the request of the President. Therefore, they are captive to the President's broader overall view.

DK in the cabinet would not be free to continue to call for an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq, an immediate end to our military footprint standing astride the globe like a giant Colossus, an immediate end to the ever-ballooning Pentagon budget. He'd be trapped into supporting whatever Kerry's viewpoints on these issues might be.

DK could wield a lot more power either where he is right now in the House, working to expand the Progressive Caucus, or with a Senate bid.
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  -"I will never forgive America for what D.Kucinich went through this year." RichM  Feb-26-04 11:01 AM   #0 
  - amen  soundgarden1   Feb-26-04 11:03 AM   #1 
  - HEAR, HEAR!  redqueen   Feb-26-04 11:05 AM   #2 
  - This is good stuff...and all too true. And if we really do have a  grannylib   Feb-26-04 11:05 AM   #3 
  - What's so funny about Peace, Love and Understanding?  Chicago Democrat   Feb-26-04 11:07 AM   #4 
  - No doubt DK deserves our support  BeFree   Feb-26-04 11:07 AM   #5 
  - A cabinet position would be the worst thing for him  IrateCitizen   Feb-26-04 11:15 AM   #8 
  - A cabinet position has greater power than...  BeFree   Feb-26-04 11:33 AM   #17 
     - No, not even close  IrateCitizen   Feb-26-04 11:37 AM   #23 
        - Ya think DK's gonna be the minority leader, eh?  BeFree   Feb-26-04 11:53 AM   #30 
           - I could see him as whip in the not-too-distant future  IrateCitizen   Feb-26-04 11:55 AM   #31 
  - Maybe I'm selfish  asthmaticeog   Feb-26-04 12:30 PM   #41 
  - Kucinich doesn't have a chance of winning anything.  tryanhas   Feb-26-04 11:08 AM   #6 
  - Hey tryanhas and BeFree,  revcarol   Feb-26-04 11:20 AM   #13 
  - Strawman? revcarol  BeFree   Feb-26-04 11:36 AM   #21 
  - Are you an oracle?  scarletwoman   Feb-26-04 11:33 AM   #18 
  - I'll Never Forgive Matt Taibbi For His Hit Piece On Clark  cryingshame   Feb-26-04 11:11 AM   #7 
  - Cryingshame, you took the words right out of my mouth.  LandOLincoln   Feb-26-04 11:39 AM   #25 
  - Bingo. Taibbi's such a hypocrite.  returnable   Feb-26-04 12:42 PM   #45 
  - Taibbi seemed not to like Clark's authoritarian tendencies.  mountebank   Feb-26-04 02:23 PM   #60 
     - Clark Was About Leadership (Highly Qualified)  cryingshame   Feb-26-04 03:05 PM   #63 
     - "a shift in the power structure" -- precisely!  scarletwoman   Feb-26-04 03:33 PM   #65 
  - Well Said  Fitzovich   Feb-26-04 11:15 AM   #9 
  - WOW!  MuseRider   Feb-26-04 11:16 AM   #10 
  - Amen  RageAgainstTheirMachine   Feb-26-04 11:18 AM   #11 
  - Taibbi wrote a very good piece in The Nation re: DK  no name no slogan   Feb-26-04 11:18 AM   #12 
  - 'Sounds good but...  Zookeeper   Feb-26-04 01:06 PM   #54 
     - He actually does have details.  redqueen   Feb-26-04 02:10 PM   #58 
  - As much as I like what Taibbi is saying in this article...  IrateCitizen   Feb-26-04 11:21 AM   #14 
  - Actually, I think Kucinich is funny at times  CWebster   Feb-26-04 11:25 AM   #15 
  - In the Taibbi interview, Dennis made just this point re: Dean's coverage  RichM   Feb-26-04 12:03 PM   #33 
  - ...a depressing thought.  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   Feb-26-04 11:30 AM   #16 
  - Yes.  redqueen   Feb-26-04 12:40 PM   #44 
  - Thanks for sharing this  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-26-04 11:36 AM   #19 
  - I like Kucinich but Matt Taibbi is a jackass  familydoctor   Feb-26-04 11:36 AM   #20 
  - great article  morgan2   Feb-26-04 11:37 AM   #22 
  - excellent piece! thank you for posting it, RichM n/t  nofurylike   Feb-26-04 11:37 AM   #24 
  - Geez. It may be time to lighten up around here.  faygokid   Feb-26-04 11:39 AM   #26 
  - Wonder how many more elections you will force yourself  CWebster   Feb-26-04 11:41 AM   #27 
     - As long as it takes, my friend.  faygokid   Feb-26-04 11:45 AM   #29 
        - Might as well pack in now then  CWebster   Feb-26-04 11:57 AM   #32 
           - Thanks. Needed somebody to think for me.  faygokid   Feb-26-04 12:13 PM   #38 
              - Well whatever, but you are at a freaking political debate site  CWebster   Feb-26-04 12:28 PM   #40 
                 - So debate, but don't question my commitment  faygokid   Feb-26-04 12:43 PM   #46 
  - What is funny is  Sinistrous   Feb-26-04 11:42 AM   #28 
  - Rubbish.  mgc1961   Feb-26-04 12:06 PM   #34 
  - Now that you have had your fun,  Sinistrous   Feb-26-04 12:35 PM   #43 
  - He's got more experience that Clark and Edwards  no name no slogan   Feb-26-04 12:13 PM   #36 
  - You are right, by half...  Sinistrous   Feb-26-04 12:44 PM   #47 
     - Clark's experience comes from within a dictatorial system  IrateCitizen   Feb-26-04 12:55 PM   #51 
  - And here we have another unsupportable opinion surplus to requirements!  Mairead   Feb-26-04 12:26 PM   #39 
  - I am grateful that Kucinich is,  Sinistrous   Feb-26-04 12:49 PM   #48 
     - "but "unsupportable"?? Hardly."  Mairead   Feb-26-04 12:58 PM   #52 
        - You are right.  Sinistrous   Feb-26-04 01:29 PM   #55 
  - Let's examine the assumptions underlying your remarks.  RichM   Feb-26-04 12:53 PM   #49 
  - Taibbi has captured the very roots of fascism in this paragraph  Mairead   Feb-26-04 12:11 PM   #35 
  - Kick for a great paragraph and article..  ThirdWheelLegend   Feb-26-04 12:13 PM   #37 
  - dayam but that is a sweet article!  Desertrose   Feb-26-04 12:30 PM   #42 
  - Wow. I wish I would've said that  dpbrown   Feb-26-04 12:54 PM   #50 
  - Is this the same Matt Taibbi that used to write for...  JVS   Feb-26-04 01:02 PM   #53 
  - yes,yes,yes,yes,yes. n/t  maggiefaye   Feb-26-04 01:34 PM   #56 
  - fantastic article...  jazzsammich   Feb-26-04 02:05 PM   #57 
  - It can happen this go 'round  redqueen   Feb-26-04 02:11 PM   #59 
  - The longer I live  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-26-04 02:53 PM   #61 
  - Life is just high school, except with bar  LandOLincoln   Feb-26-04 03:17 PM   #64 
  - Ever?  MAlibdem   Feb-26-04 02:54 PM   #62 
  - Tabbi is a gifted writer  ludwigb   Feb-26-04 04:21 PM   #66 

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