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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 03:18 PM
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52. No - He had almost no support in two OPEN nomination races
There is no way that he would come close to being a threat to an incumbent President.
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  -Anyone else worried that Kucinich is setting himself up for a primary challenge to Obama in 2012? argonaut  Nov-08-09 12:45 PM   #0 
  - I'm not worried about Kucinich.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Nov-08-09 12:46 PM   #1 
  - Don't get me wrong, I don't think he'd win.  argonaut   Nov-08-09 12:48 PM   #7 
     - He runs every time. He's turning into Harold Stassen.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Nov-08-09 12:49 PM   #10 
     - Nope  Hutzpa   Nov-08-09 12:51 PM   #12 
     - You are exactly right and he is taken just as seriously. n/t  quiller4   Nov-08-09 03:16 PM   #51 
     - What did he get in 2008 primaries? 2%? Let him do anything he wants.  FormerDittoHead   Nov-09-09 09:21 AM   #84 
     - He wouldn't even be a factor. Nixon had a challenge on his right in 72 who got 15% or so in NH  WI_DEM   Nov-09-09 10:58 AM   #90 
  - Dennis has run almost every year since I've been able to vote - and he adds color  stray cat   Nov-08-09 12:46 PM   #2 
  - Dennis won't be running for President again.n/t  Cleita   Nov-08-09 12:46 PM   #3 
  - Hmm. Your crystal ball is working overtime today. n/t  Ineeda   Nov-08-09 12:54 PM   #18 
     - He's in his sixties. I doubt if he will want to go through the stresses of  Cleita   Nov-08-09 01:04 PM   #25 
        - and Nader was 70 in 2004 - didn't stop him. n/t.  Ineeda   Nov-08-09 01:09 PM   #28 
           - That's nonsense.  Cleita   Nov-08-09 01:16 PM   #30 
              - Now, that point is valid. Unlike your prior one:  Ineeda   Nov-08-09 01:48 PM   #38 
  - We don't have a Ted Kennedy to carry the banner  IndianaGreen   Nov-08-09 12:47 PM   #4 
  - It would be nice to get more & better Democrats. I think we all can agree on that  emulatorloo   Nov-08-09 12:48 PM   #8 
  - My congressperson Carson is great. My Senator Bayh is an industry puke.  IndianaGreen   Nov-08-09 12:53 PM   #17 
  - What happened to Teddy will probably prevent ANY Dem from challenging a sitting Dem president  Ken Burch   Nov-08-09 02:11 PM   #43 
  - if you think for ONE SECOND Ted Kennedy would have supported Kucinich's vote  dave29   Nov-08-09 02:14 PM   #44 
  - Haha! Well said.  ObamaKerryDem   Nov-08-09 04:04 PM   #61 
  - Hee. Exactly. Teddy would be thrilled with this bill  impik   Nov-08-09 04:09 PM   #62 
  - You mean those that voted to give 38 million people insurance coverage...  FrenchieCat   Nov-08-09 02:16 PM   #45 
  - No. I think DK was always planning on running. He seems to every season, which is his right n/t  emulatorloo   Nov-08-09 12:47 PM   #5 
  - The truth--Kucinich is NO threat to Obama's popularity...  Bicoastal   Nov-08-09 12:47 PM   #6 
  - Trivia question for everyone  bluestateguy   Nov-08-09 12:49 PM   #9 
  - 0?  grytpype   Nov-08-09 12:55 PM   #19 
  - Don't You Think He Runs to get Issues before the Voters that they might not get.  Pyrzqxgl   Nov-08-09 01:03 PM   #24 
  - Why not? New Hampshire is pretty, Iowa is pretty -- I guess -- and...  Davis_X_Machina   Nov-08-09 12:50 PM   #11 
  - Obama could kick Kooch's ass with both hands tied behind his back  Aramchek   Nov-08-09 12:51 PM   #13 
  - "Worry?" Why?  Sinti   Nov-08-09 12:51 PM   #14 
  - He may. And no, I'm not worried.  rvablue   Nov-08-09 12:52 PM   #15 
  - No. He'll get 1% of the vote.  grytpype   Nov-08-09 12:53 PM   #16 
  - Nah. Not worried...even if he did decide to run.  jefferson_dem   Nov-08-09 12:55 PM   #20 
  - He would not be a serious challenger, and would be destroyed utterly.  Unvanguard   Nov-08-09 12:56 PM   #21 
  - Maybe, if he gets enough right-wing funding a la Nader and Sharpton.  LoZoccolo   Nov-08-09 12:56 PM   #22 
  - Dennis is nothing like Nader or Sharpton  Ken Burch   Nov-08-09 02:08 PM   #41 
     - I didn't say he was...yet.  LoZoccolo   Nov-08-09 03:30 PM   #55 
  - I can honestly say that this is one scenario that will not cost me a moment's anxiety.  TwilightGardener   Nov-08-09 01:00 PM   #23 
  - not worried at all. and why do you think the repubs would be happy about that?  onenote   Nov-08-09 01:06 PM   #26 
  - Dennis isn't an idiot  Ken Burch   Nov-08-09 01:07 PM   #27 
  - He is nowhere near Ted Kennedy level as a serious candidate  karynnj   Nov-08-09 03:24 PM   #53 
     - Of course Teddy was a more viable candidate  Ken Burch   Nov-08-09 05:46 PM   #67 
        - There are two issues here - Obama is FAR more popular than Carter and  karynnj   Nov-09-09 08:46 AM   #80 
           - I agree that Obama is much more popular than Carter  Ken Burch   Nov-09-09 10:15 AM   #86 
              - Good points - and LBJ was challenged in a primary  karynnj   Nov-09-09 10:36 AM   #87 
  - DK alienated a lot of his own liberal base last night. Not worried.  msallied   Nov-08-09 01:14 PM   #29 
  - no  peace13   Nov-08-09 01:18 PM   #31 
  - Let him run. I don't see a problem. My ovaries already won't for him after yesterday's vote. n/t  vaberella   Nov-08-09 01:18 PM   #32 
  - Not Kucinich, but I am afraid Lieberman will run for president as an independent.  Lost-in-FL   Nov-08-09 01:19 PM   #33 
  - Would the GOP pull its ticket if he did?  Ken Burch   Nov-08-09 02:05 PM   #40 
  - Joe Lieberman?! He will have trouble winning reelection here in CT.  Jennicut   Nov-08-09 05:01 PM   #65 
  - Who would vote for him? Both sides hate the guy.  phleshdef   Nov-08-09 06:19 PM   #71 
     - They still voted for McCain... right? nt  Lost-in-FL   Nov-08-09 06:26 PM   #72 
        - Yeah - but the Republicans will have a candidate of their own in 2012  karynnj   Nov-09-09 08:51 AM   #82 
  - Worried?  Phx_Dem   Nov-08-09 01:21 PM   #34 
  - I hope so - it will make Obama appear more moderate and push his  grantcart   Nov-08-09 01:21 PM   #35 
  - Kucinich 2012!!!!  earth mom   Nov-08-09 01:25 PM   #36 
  - Kucinich 2012 indeed  spiritual_gunfighter   Nov-09-09 11:39 AM   #92 
  - Ooo, yes, I'm very concerned.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-08-09 01:30 PM   #37 
  - Super Worried.  CBR   Nov-08-09 01:55 PM   #39 
  - No.  LWolf   Nov-08-09 02:08 PM   #42 
  - He has about as much chance as Harold Stassen once did  Zomby Woof   Nov-08-09 02:21 PM   #46 
  - If he does, I'll be his first volunteer.  salguine   Nov-08-09 02:22 PM   #47 
  - I doubt it, but I hope so.  Vidar   Nov-08-09 02:51 PM   #48 
  - Oooh, he might get five percent of the primary vote!  Arugula Latte   Nov-08-09 02:51 PM   #49 
  - Then we couldl have a 5 party free for all in 2012  Garam_Masala   Nov-08-09 03:12 PM   #50 
  - No - He had almost no support in two OPEN nomination races  karynnj   Nov-08-09 03:18 PM   #52 
  - He's not going to run against Obama, or anyone else...  CaliforniaPeggy   Nov-08-09 03:27 PM   #54 
  - This is correct.  Bluenorthwest   Nov-08-09 03:52 PM   #59 
  - The deadline to file to run for the Senate is less than two months away  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-09-09 12:32 PM   #98 
  - Everyone seems to ignore the fact that he asked his supporters  Norrin Radd   Nov-08-09 03:31 PM   #56 
  - In Iowa, and in New Hampshire  Bluenorthwest   Nov-08-09 03:54 PM   #60 
  - Why would that worry anyone...Kucinich can't win a dogcatcher seat outside  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-08-09 03:31 PM   #57 
  - This isn't about DK.  Life Long Dem   Nov-08-09 03:33 PM   #58 
  - Yea, good luck to him with that  impik   Nov-08-09 04:10 PM   #63 
  - Did you notice that what the House passed bore no resemblance to Kennedy's HELP bill?  IndianaGreen   Nov-08-09 04:42 PM   #64 
  - Worried about a guy who came in 12th out of 11 in 2008?  scheming daemons   Nov-08-09 05:17 PM   #66 
  - I'll Vote For Dennis Over Obama Any Day Of The Week!  ProleNoMore   Nov-08-09 05:49 PM   #68 
  - No. He is highly sensitive to corporate bullshit, and this bill is full of it.  Orsino   Nov-08-09 05:52 PM   #69 
  - He can try, but he won't win Independents and Moderates. n/t  CakeGrrl   Nov-08-09 06:03 PM   #70 
  - I Am A Progressive Independent - He Has My Vote  ProleNoMore   Nov-08-09 06:28 PM   #73 
  - I am independent progressive  Bryn   Nov-08-09 08:19 PM   #77 
  - Yeah, he might even get more than the .01% of the vote he got in 2008  WeDidIt   Nov-08-09 06:30 PM   #74 
  - I hope he does. He'll get my vote.  bluetrain   Nov-08-09 07:56 PM   #75 
  - Why should that be a worry?  undeterred   Nov-08-09 07:58 PM   #76 
  - even if he was , its not somehing to worry about.  mkultra   Nov-08-09 09:12 PM   #78 
  - Of course he'll run, he likes the attention.  Odin2005   Nov-08-09 10:03 PM   #79 
  - Not worried at all. I think he will, and  SIMPLYB1980   Nov-09-09 08:48 AM   #81 
  - Why would I worry about a real Dem going to the WH?  Hepburn   Nov-09-09 09:17 AM   #83 
  - The Question Is: Will Obama Face A Primary Challenger In 2012?  Dinger   Nov-09-09 09:21 AM   #85 
  - No. Even if he decides to run, he won't make any kind of impact.  Kaleva   Nov-09-09 10:46 AM   #88 
  - Worried? No. If he challenges Obama he will lose easily.  WI_DEM   Nov-09-09 10:56 AM   #89 
  - Yeah, he'll run again and get the usual 3% and get his ass kicked  zulchzulu   Nov-09-09 11:29 AM   #91 
  - At the rate Obama is going, I certainly hope someone does.  Kitsune   Nov-09-09 11:40 AM   #93 
  - And as much as I love Kucinich  prolesunited   Nov-09-09 11:53 AM   #95 
  - Why not?  Leo The Cleo   Nov-09-09 11:44 AM   #94 
  - Wow. An entire strawman thread.  Truth2Tell   Nov-09-09 11:56 AM   #96 
  - OF what concern would that be?  TheKentuckian   Nov-09-09 12:01 PM   #97 
  - Worried? No. Amused? Yes.  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-09-09 12:40 PM   #99 
  - LOL ROFL...  dionysus   Nov-09-09 01:14 PM   #100 
  - I won't vote for him.. he's the same as the Blue Dogs in my eyes..  RoadRage   Nov-09-09 01:17 PM   #101 

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