Thursday, January 24, 2008

Now I can't vote for anyone in the primary.


Kucinich Drops Out, The Nation via Yahoo! News. Emphases mine.

. . . [Dennis Kucinich] has been a forceful critic of the Bush Administration, opposing the Patriot Act and spearheading the motion to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. He is the only candidate to have voted against the Iraq War in 2003 and has voted against funding it ever since. Of all the serious candidates, only he and Governor Bill Richardson propose a full and immediate withdrawal from Iraq. And only Kucinich's plan sets aside funds for reparations. Moreover, Kucinich has used his presidential campaigns to champion issues like cutting the military budget and abolishing nuclear weapons; universal, single-payer healthcare; campaign finance reform; same-sex marriage and an end to the death penalty and the war on drugs. A vote for him would be a principled one [despite what my friends and associates have said]. But for reasons that have to do with the corrupting influence of money and media on national elections as well as with his campaign's shortcomings--such as its failure to organize a grassroots base of donors and web activists--a democratic mass movement has not coalesced around Kucinich's run for President.

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6 comments:

Catherine Avril Morris said...

Well, crap. That's what I get for not listening to the radio or watching TV enough -- I didn't even know he'd dropped out.

Stephanie said...

You couldn't have voted for him anyways if you are a registered Independent. :)

Bianca Reagan said...

The Democratic party and the American Independent party are both inviting nonpartisan voters to participate in their primaries. You just need to ask a pollworker for the ballot you want, and you can vote.

Stephanie said...

Oh I knew that if you had put decline to state when you registerd to vote that you could vote in the primary. But I didn't know they were allowing Independents now too. Well I hope you do vote for someone then! :)

whatsername said...

Yah I honestly don't know who I'm going to vote for anymore either.

Barack, I guess.

Bianca Reagan said...

Why Barack, whatsername? And welcome!