Dennis Kucinich Halts his Run for the Democratic Nomination

Dennis Kucinich annouced today that he is dropping out of the race for the Democratic Nomination and plans on focussing on his re-election campaign to congress.  Most importantly, it looks as if Dennis needs to focus more time on keeping his seat in Congress.

Kucinich, 61, is facing four challengers in Ohio’s Democratic congressional primary March 4, and this week he made an urgent appeal on his website for funds for his reelection. Rival Joe Cimperman, a Cleveland city councilman, has been critical of Kucinich for focusing too much time outside of his district while campaigning for president.

The LA Times

I’m an avid Edwards supporter and for me I really felt that Dennis added something to this race, just as Edwards has.  And even though Kucinich was getting much less coverage than Edwards (Imagine that), he was still continuing to the do the right thing in Congress.  And I heard that his proposal for his “Department of Peace” was what impressed his now stunning wife into dating him.  I guess we should all give peace a chance? 

As a presidential candidate, he proposed a Department of Peace, backed universal healthcare and supported gay marriage.

I loved that Kucinich read his articles impeachment on the Congressional floor, it was a wild moment for me and I was quick to put up a live blog of the vent on the Daily Kos.  For those of us who see the impeachment of Cheney and Bush as table worthy, he really spoke for many of us who wanted to hear that someone in Congress was paying attention.

REP. DENNIS J. KUCINICH, D-OHIO: Thank you very much for being here.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that, among these, are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the government; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it.

These words from the Declaration of Independence are instructive at this moment. Because not only whenever any form of government, but whenever any government official becomes destructive of the founding purposes, that official or those officials must be held accountable.

Because I believe the vice president’s conduct of office has been destructive to the founding purposes of our nation. Today, I have introduced House Resolution 333, Articles of Impeachment Relating to Vice President Richard B. Cheney. I do so in defense of the rights of the American people to have a government that is honest and peaceful.

It became obvious to me that this vice president, who was a driving force for taking the United States into a war against Iraq under false pretenses, is once again rattling the sabers of war against Iran with the same intent to drive America into another war, again based on false pretenses.

Let me cite from the articles of impeachment that were introduced this afternoon, Article I, that Richard Cheney had purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States armed forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security.

That despite all evidence to the contrary, the vice president actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

That preceding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the vice president was fully informed that no legitimate evidence existed of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The vice president pressured the intelligence community to change their findings to enable the deception of the citizens and the Congress of the United States.

The Washington Post – You can read the rest here.

And lastly, there is this.  Dennic Kucnich appeared on the Colbert Report and it was hillarious, you can’t fault him for taking himself too seriously (okay, well, um, maybe you can).

Dennis Kucinic empties his pockets on The Colbert Report!

Heather Pritchard

I'm new to political blogging but have been writing most of my life about different things. I campaigned for President Clinton when he was just Governor Clinton in Orange County. I graduated from Smith College with a BA in English and a minor in Film. I work full time, have a lovely four year old daughter named Charlotte, my husband teaches full time at Cerritos College in Norwalk in the Music Department. Gary has a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology from UCI. I hope to go back to school in some form or another, maybe sociology or economics. I've even thought of Law school. Our newest edition to the household is our Weimaraner Sophie. 

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  6 comments for “Dennis Kucinich Halts his Run for the Democratic Nomination

  1. Anonymous
    January 25, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I betthe Hull Richters are excperiencing great wailing and nashing of teeth.

  2. Bladerunner
    January 25, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Dennis the Menace –the dream is over. Stuck inside of Roswell with the Memphis Blues again.

  3. Tom
    January 26, 2008 at 2:41 am

    See video: Kucinich Drops Out and Doesn’t Endorse Anyone (Gravel)
    http://representativepress.googlepages.com/DropOut.html

  4. hey kool aid
    January 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    At least he knew when to say Uncle. Call the Edwards campaign and urge him to drop out.

  5. unknown
    January 31, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Too bad Americans don’t know a REAL American Presidential Candidate when they see one. I’m more talking to the GOPers and Hillary lovers than anyone else

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