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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:19 PM
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Why does everyone include Kucinich in their '08 polls?
I highly doubt that after his porformence in 2004. coupled with the candidacy of Russ Feingold, a fellow liberal/progressive who is more well known and could gather more votes outside of liberals, that Kucinich would run for President. So why does everyone include him in their straw polls? It seems he gets 10% here, and that just dilutes the polling. Nothing against Kucinich or his supports of course.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:24 PM
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1. The Kucinich campaign goal was to influence the platform
that is why he stayed in so long even after everybody knew it was going to be Kerry.

It was the most satisfying primary vote I have ever cast.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:27 PM
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2. What is wrong with the Democratic Party that the Kooch can't be in contention?
Heaven forfend the Democratic nominee be a true advocate of peace :shrug:
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:49 PM
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6. There's nothing wrong with him running
I'm just saying that he most likely won't run, and am i nturn asking why we include a candidate who won't run in our '08 polls. It's like putting say Bill Bradley or Mario Cumomo in the poll. They'll get votes but there not running.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:28 PM
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3. Why do we attach such weight to DU polls?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:32 PM
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4. This is true, George doesn't watch the polls.
George doesn't read a newspaper, oh but he does read! Lord people, stop all this bad thinking about his illiteracy! You are helping the terrorists when you bad think!

Polls - they tell you what someone is thinking. Try and keep it good think or pro-Cheney think if you are Foxnews viewars!!
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:34 PM
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5. I don't know, I haven't heard anything about his running again
I think he should have tried for the Senate in Ohio or even Governor.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:25 PM
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7. Lots of people here like him.
I don't see any problem with it. It's not like the polls here mean anything. :shrug:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:32 PM
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8. Because he deserves to be heard as much as anyone.
And because there are TOO FEW anti-corruption, open government Democrats with ANY chance of being heard. Dennis is one.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:34 PM
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9. Because they have to include the 10% of hope.
By law.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:36 PM
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10. The only reason Clinton won in 1992
is because all the top candidates dropped out.
They all thought there was no way they could win against Bush,
it wasn't even worth trying.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:51 PM
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12. Good point - post 9-11 no Democrat was supposed to come close so DNC didn't
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:52 PM by blm
even take 2002 and 2004 seriously.

There were some BRAVE Dems who DID pick up the sword and had to lay their heads on the line to do it. Dennis is one of those, and deserves to be included again, moreso than those who waited so as NOT to face Bush. They gave up just as the DNC and establishment Dems did who gave up right after 9-11.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:44 PM
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11. I would die to live in Dennis Kucinich's district. He is a man of
experience and a bedrock commitment to the public interest.

Would that we had a thousand of him in each state, at all levels of government.

I hope he's on every goddam poll there is from this point forward.
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:54 PM
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13. Kucinich is the MAN. EVERYONE should support him
He's the ONLY one who I agree with 100% of the time. The guy's a genious.
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