"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
Before the trolls post I'd like to thank you for posting the clip of the Honorable Representative from Ohio. I am sorry he dropped out of the race before I had the chance to vote for him for President.
I'm not American, so I might be missing something here, but why would you get a lot of flak for what seems to be a video with a valid point?
Dennis Kuchinich is of a rare and noble breed, an intelligent and incorruptible member of Congress. I too would happily have voted for him for president.
phill, some newsmakers (especially politicians) trigger such strong hate/love emotions that some people will react instantly without consideration of content (without even reading the content or viewing a video). Kuchinich is one. Ron Paul to a certain extent. Sarah Palin for sure. I was just hoping to deflect the comment thread toward the content of the video rather than the identity of the speaker.
Thanks for posting this clip. I supported Mr. Kuchinich's run for president. I heard him talk in New Hampshire and he is one of the most level-headed, intelligent politicians I have ever heard. In an informal talk he gave in coffee shop, Kuchinch spoke for over an hour without the use of empty plaudits, politically vacuous catch-phrases, and ideas that were as pragmatic as they were utopian.
phill- This is America, validity has no point here...
I don't agree with a lot of Kucinich's ideas or philosophies, but this is a point with which I agree almost totally. We spend way too much money on "defense" and foreign wars and occupations. We could use that money in so many other places so much more.
Why don't we just divert about 20% of our defense spending to green energy? It would certainly help us out in terms of manufacturing. It would also qualify as 'national defense' as we wouldn't waste so much of our blood and treasure on oil-rich countries. Does anyone seriously believe we're in Iraq to promote democracy?
NO-ONE needs to appologize for Dennis Kucinich. He is one of the very few who actually belong in government, and who actually work on behalf of 'the people'. I, also, thank you for posting this. What a marvelous blog!Tirowen
Oh pleeeeze. Anyone that far outside of the mainstream has no hope of accomplishing anything (Ron Paul is the same way). It's fine to take extreme positions (oh yeah, let's just leave Afghanistan - of course we'll have to take all 2,000,000 of the Afghans who worked with us and resettle them in Wisconsin because otherwise the Taliban will slaughter them when they take the country over again) when there is no chance that those extreme positions will be adopted and hence they won't have to live with the consequences of their utopian (and yet practical!) positions. He's a useless schmuck, a gasbag who's managed to accomplish exactly nothing in 30 years of politicking (at least Ralph Nader got some things done). We need more Ted Kennedys and Orin Hatches - people who recognize that you can only do things if you build coalitions of public-spirited people looking to make the world a better place. We don't need utopian (and yet practical!) morons in love with their own moral purity.