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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:42 PM
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I met, briefly talked, and got Dennis Kucinich's autograph tonight
He is a nice guy, has a good handshake, its funny really I shook his hand once after his speech inside, and just as I was going outside to took a breather, I see a guy talking to Dennis and the guy was my dad, my dad hadnt gone to save money so he walked around town, I still cant believe it. It was a great crowd of people there and John Conyers spoke also, I like him too.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:46 PM
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1. Awsome!
Hope it was everything you hoped it would be. I know how big a suporter you are it must have been thrilling for you. Glad you had a chance to talk to him if even a little.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:47 PM
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2. yeah it was nice, thanks
Saw some of your campaign there too, but we outnumbered ya lol, and it was a diverse crowd too. Conyers is nice to hear too.
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:48 PM
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3. That's really neat!
Congratulations.

:toast:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:49 PM
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6. thanks
Goob I think Conyers is gonna be introducing something for universal health care or something soon too.
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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 02:19 AM
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21. Reintroducing?
He introduced legislation last year that would require the govt. to make sure that all citizens have *some* form of health care. Doesn't call for single payer. It just basically makes health care an entitlement.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:HC00099:@@...


So glad to hear about your experience John! I'm glad you had something so thrilling to keep you inspired! You're a good one to have on any team. Dems and DK are all lucky to have you!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 05:40 AM
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24. ok thanks
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dofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:48 PM
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4. Wow!
Good for you.

There's hardly anything as thrilling as meeting and speaking with someone you admire.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:49 PM
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5. More more more!!
We want to hear more JK!!!

And if you haven't already, you need to go give that Dad of yours an extra big hug. I think you've got the best Dad in the world, he walked around outside just so you could participate in something special to you. That's just awesome.

I'm really excited for you!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:50 PM
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8. I wanted him to come on in but lol he told Dennis about it
and according to my dad Dennis completely understood.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:50 PM
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7. John
I am so happy for you. I know what this means to you and I am so happy, it is almost like I got to be there myself. Lucky you.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:50 PM
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9. JK, I am SO happy for you.
You are even younger than I was when I campaigned for Dennis Kucinich so many years ago. Here's to the beginning of many happy memories of Dem victories yet to come.
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Kat 333 Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:00 PM
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10. Whoa ...
Way to go John - I'm soooooo happy you had the opportunity to meet him. He's an awesome guy and is, IMO, running a very good campaign.

:toast: GO Dennis !!!
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:18 PM
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11. that's great
must have been really nice to meet someone you like and admire. i'm watching conyers on cspan just as i'm reading this, the guy is a hero. if kucinich won the nomination i think he would pick conyers for his vp.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:54 PM
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15. Conyers really is a great guy
He would be great for the VP nod, I think.
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:33 PM
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12. Right on
John! It is an inspiration to me to see younger people involved in the process, keep the faith!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:39 PM
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13. Good for you, John! I know how excited you must be from
meeting your candidate! I'm glad your dad got to meet him, too. How amazing! :kick:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:40 PM
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14. WooHoo, John!
:bounce: :bounce:

:yourock:

I'm so glad you got to meet and hear him.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:55 PM
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16. It was beautiful hearing him speak
We gave him a standing O as we gave Conyers.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:48 PM
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17. Isn't he WARM?
Was so impressed when I met him that he is so humble and warm, as a person, reflecting or the basis of his policies.Not a haughty insider, or a know it all, or looking to special interests, just himself.

So glad you got his autograph. Save it, because this is the beginning of the revolution and you were there!!

BTW, DK will be on C-Span tomorrow, call in John Kleeb.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:51 PM
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18. We're gonna frame it
I may call in but I get butterflies on the phone and chances are I will be busy tommorow. He is great, my dad didnt go inside tonight because he was worried about money and all so what happened is, my dad is walking near the church and regonizes Kucinich because he knew of him as the boy mayor of Cleveland. He starts telling DK about me, and I see Dennis but I dont realize who the man is talking to him, and its my dad, DK and a staffer got me signed up for his campaign, finally I am in although Ive been in for a while. Kucinich is such a great guy.
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 12:09 AM
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19. He is great. He is so real.
The main thing is he needs a better organization behind him. Because the news media is not the side of the American people, we need to work harder than the supporters of the candidates who tow the Republican line. Personally, I think Dennis needs some people running his campaign who are more politically savey and know how to put him more in the spotlight. He is so good that volunteers around where I live are happily willing to put in whatever hours it takes to get this guy into the White House. Last Sunday he spoke to a packed church in Laguna Beach. Everyone there was willing to run out and become a full-time volunteer. Some were talking about wanting to volunteer 24-7. However, he's going to need all the help he can get. Last week his scheduler scheduled him out of engagements that could have netted him the kind of money Dean has been getting. There are some reputable groups that are willing to donate really big bucks and someone in his campaign structure isn't interested. Maybe it's that Dennis wants to get to the White House just because everyone loves him and not because of money. This might work. But the volunteers need to do everything possible to make sure he gets there.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 02:07 AM
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20. What a thrill!
Congrats!
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Pez Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 02:34 AM
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22. awesome man!
i am too shy to approach the candidates; you are braver than i heheheh...

looks like your dad got more than he bargained for too!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 04:23 AM
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23. Me too--on this last Sunday
--when he spoke to the locked-out longshoremen in Tacoma. I'm in love!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 05:41 AM
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25. I am inspired
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