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Dennis Kucinich may run for president.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">He not only believes in sustainability, he practices it. Congressman Kucinich is one of the few vegans in Congress, a dietary decision he credits not only with improving his health, but in deepening his belief in the sacredness of all species.</div>
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<br><br><br><a href="http://www.house.gov/kucinich/info/aboutdjk.htm" target="_blank">http://www.house.gov/kucinich/info/aboutdjk.htm</a>
 

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I really hope he runs. From what I seen and heard I really liked his record.<br><br><br><br>
Some links...<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.politics1.com/dems04.htm" target="_blank">http://www.politics1.com/dems04.htm</a><br><br>
scroll down to Dennis Kucinich<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.globalstewards.org/democrats.htm" target="_blank">http://www.globalstewards.org/democrats.htm</a><br><br>
Score cards... even have an Animal Rights one
 

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Apple, the one link you gave said that he is anti-abortion, leaving the impression that he is anti- pro-choice, but his campaign site says he is pro-choice. Just wanted to clarify for anyone who noticed.<br><br><br><br>
One nice thing about him is that he grew up very poor. His family had many children and lived in an apartment with a limit on how many people could be there. So when the landlord came, they made certain kids hide until he was gone.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Thalia</i><br><br><b>Apple, the one link you gave said that he is anti-abortion, leaving the impression that he is anti- pro-choice, but his campaign site says he is pro-choice. Just wanted to clarify for anyone who noticed.</b><br></div>
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He voted pro-life until recently. He was under a lot of pressure from other Democrats to change his position on abortion. I think the switch had less to do with his actual beliefs and more to do with wanting to appear politically correct.
 

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I like Dennis...he was Mayor of Cleveland once upon a time. Got a bad rap, IMO. He seems like he's in it for the people; not for his 'career'.
 

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Kucinich is a wonderful man. the more i've heard about him, the more impressed i get. he's spoken out numerous times about the war on iraq, he's vegan, he cares about the environment.. i really hope he runs for president. although i have to admit that it would make it difficult for me to vote.. kucinich or the green party, hmm..<br><br><br><br>
i'm still very anxious to see who is going to run for the green party.
 

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The Governor from Vermont, Howard Dean, is running for president! You may recall hearing about him on the news during the civil-marriage laws that were passed there.<br><br><br><br>
I don't really like HIM, but I usually like the things that he does. He's kind of slimy though. He came to my high school a couple times and he always skirted any questions he didn't like.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by mikie</i><br><br><b>He's kind of slimy though.</b></div>
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All politicians are slimy, except maybe a few.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by MsRuthieB</i><br><br><b>I like Dennis...he was Mayor of Cleveland once upon a time. Got a bad rap, IMO. He seems like he's in it for the people; not for his 'career'.</b></div>
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Didn't he create a separate utility company of some sort against people's wishes, but then it turned out to be really good for the city? I was either unborn or very little when this happened. He was called the "Boy Mayor"<br><br>
Oh, here is the story about the electric company:
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<div class="quote-block">Kucinich first came to national prominence in 1977 when he was elected mayor of Cleveland at age 31; the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city. In 1978, Cleveland's banks demanded that he sell the city's 70 year-old municipally-owned electric system to its private competitor (in which the banks had a financial interest) as a precondition of extending credit to city government. Kucinich refused to sell Muny Light. In an incident unprecedented in modern American politics, the Cleveland banks plunged the city into default for a mere $15 million. Kucinich lost his re-election bid in 1979. Fifteen years later, Kucinich made his first step toward a political comeback, winning election to the Ohio Senate on the strength of the expansion of the city's light system which provides low-cost power to almost half the residents of Cleveland. In 1998 the Cleveland City Council honored him for, "having the courage and foresight to refuse to sell the city's municipal electric system."</div>
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Here is one more link to an article in The Nation: <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0419-01.htm" target="_blank">http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0419-01.htm</a>
 

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If this doesn't work out y'all can vote for me in 2020. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I bet he won't tell many people about begin vegan if he does. I don't think the US would vote in a vegan pres for at least another few hundred years.<br><br><br><br>
The beef council has too much influence. And other Texan millionaires.
 

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I agree here Avalon. Good point. In fact, I'll bet the "vegan" part would be the "smear" campaign target by his opponents.<br><br><br><br>
I can just hear the spin on that now.<br><br><br><br>
"He's against dairy, against meat, against all that you know that is 'natural'."
 

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Hahah! "He'll destroy the status quo. He's not a real American!" as Alternate Candidate John Doe digs into a steak 'n taters din din, with a whopping bowl of ice-cream besides. "But John here, he's just good people. Vote for whom you can trust, vote for what's comfortable, vote John Doe."
 

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Exactly.... can't you just hear the campaign slogans and commercials <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Politics is so slimy, FOX may as well pick it up as their next Reality TV show.
 

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I agree that he might have to keep quiet about some of his more unpopular beliefs, like veganism. I wonder if that's why his website doesn't state his position on gay rights. The Human Rights Campaign gave him a score of 100% for his voting record. I would vote for Kucinich for President if he ran as a Democrat; I would vote for him if he ran as a Green if I ddin't like the Democrat. Even though I dislike how politicians have to pass litmus tests on certain issues in order to get support, Kucinich has integrity.
 

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He supports Animal Rights?! Oh no, "he's a terrorist!"<br><br><br><br>
But seriously, I'm not big into politics but after reading his issue statements I'm very impressed!
 
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