Kucinich Abandons White House Bid

Kucinich Abandons White House Bid

January 24, 2008

Democrat Dennis Kucinich is abandoning his second, long-shot bid for the White House as he faces a tough fight to hold onto his other job—U.S. congressman.

In an interview with Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, the six-term House member said he was quitting the race and would make a formal announcement on Friday.

“I will be announcing that I’m transiting out of the presidential campaign,” Kucinich said. “I’m making that announcement tomorrow about a new direction.”

Kucinich has received little support in his presidential bid; he got 1 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary and was shut out in the Iowa caucuses although he has a devoted following.

Kucinich, 61, is facing four challengers in the Democratic congressional primary March 4, and earlier this week he made an urgent appeal on his Web site for funds for his re-election. Rival Joe Cimperman has been critical of Kucinich for focusing too much time outside of his district while campaigning for president.

His decision comes a month after his youngest brother, Perry Kucinich, was found dead.

Kucinich said he will not endorse another Democrat in the primary.

Kucinich brought the same sense of idealism to his second run for president as he did in his first bid. He said he was entering the race again because the Democratic Party wasn’t pushing hard enough to end the Iraq war.

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Edwards and Obama LIE about not taking money from lobbyists

Edwards and Obama LIE about not taking money from lobbyists
Obama claims at the Nevada debate: “I don’t take money from federal lobbyists…” when in fact all 3 democratic candidates take money from lobbyists

Who Takes Money From Lobbyists?

Hillary Clinton: $567,950
John McCain: $340,365
Mitt Romney: $229,475
Rudolph W. Giuliani: $212,100
Fred Thompson: $90,000
Barack Obama: $76,859
Duncan Hunter: $30,900
John Edwards: $18,900
Mike Huckabee: $6,964
Ron Paul: $0
Dennis Kucinich: $0

By the way, some of the people who dropped out took money too, but I cut the list down for ease of use. One could argue that Kucinch or Hunter really aren’t in the race anymore, but they’re still polling in some places. Paul is definitely still pulling support, but not a ton.

However, Mike Gravel and Alan Keyes do not make the list because they weren’t serious in the first place. Sorry guys. Better luck next time.

Found via Open Secrets.



Hillary: “I wouldn’t have gone to war” (but voted for it)

Hillary: “I wouldn’t have gone to war” (but voted for it)

January 6, 2008

After falling off the political radar, the Iraq war re-emerged yesterday as a flash point between Hillary Rodham Clinton and the surging Barack Obama in the final days before the New Hampshire primary.

Clinton, in a feisty and combative mood, sharpened her criticism of Obama and John Edwards — even tossing a barb at Russian leader Vladimir Putin, joking he doesn’t have “a soul.”

Clinton’s newfound aggressiveness came as her staff girded for an increasingly tough battle in New Hampshire against Obama and a growing internal pessimism about the senator’s prospects in South Carolina and Nevada later this month.

Already reeling from a third-place finish in Iowa last week, the Clinton camp got more bad news yesterday. A USA Today/Gallup Poll showed her trailing Obama by 13 points, while a CNN/WMUR daily tracking poll showed Obama vaulting to a 10-point lead.

Asked about Iraq during a big rally at Nashua North High School, Clinton said, “After 9/11, I never would have taken us to war in Iraq.”

Obama’s campaign quickly pointed out that Clinton voted to give Bush authority to invade Iraq in Oct. 2002 and that she rejected withdrawal plans for years afterward. Obama spokesman Bill Burton accused Clinton of trying to “rewrite history” to win over anti-war voters.

“It’s hard to believe she didn’t know what would happen after she voted for a resolution with the title ‘A Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq,'” he said.

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Clinton to 9/11 Truther: “An inside job? How DARE you!”

Clinton to 9/11 Truther: “An inside job? How DARE you!”
Bill Clinton Speech Interrupted By WeAreCHANGE

We Are Change
October 25, 2007

Comment: Clinton is right – 9/11 wasn’t an inside job, and Bill never had sex with that woman.

Former President Bill Clinton predicted Tuesday that his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is likely to have a more difficult time winning the Democratic presidential nomination than she would the general election.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if the primary is tougher than the general,” the former president said at a Minneapolis fundraiser for his wife’s campaign, arguing that she’s more immune to attacks from Republicans because “they don’t have anything new to say about her.”

Because of the current political climate, Clinton said Democrats are in prime position to reclaim the presidency.

“I think we can run anybody and win if we run a smart campaign,” Clinton said. That gives Democrats the opportunity to pick the most qualified candidate for the job, he said, making the pitch that Hillary Clinton is that candidate.

Clinton’s 50-minute speech, which started about an hour behind schedule, was derailed briefly by several hecklers in the audience who shouted that the 2001 terrorist attacks were a fraud. Rather than ignoring them, Clinton seemed to relish a direct confrontation.

“A fraud? No, it wasn’t a fraud,” Clinton said, as the crowd cheered him on. “I’ll be glad to talk to you if you shut up and let me talk.”

When another heckler shouted that the attacks were an “inside job,” Clinton took even greater umbrage.

“An inside job? How dare you. How dare you. It was not an inside job,” Clinton said. “You guys have got to be careful, you’re going to give Minnesota a bad reputation.”

video by WeAreCHANGE Minnesota coming soon…

“An inside job? How dare you. How dare you. It was not an inside job.”

Well, sir, as the leading spokesperson for the neolib branch of the imperial war party, let me ask this of you:

The Oklahoma City bombing was carried out — and covered up — on your watch.

How dare you?

The 1993 World Trade Center bombing, where the FBI had penetrated the cell which carried out the 1993 world trade center bombing, but — at the last minute — canceled the plan to have its FBI infiltrator substitute fake power for real explosives, against the infiltrator’s strong wishes, was carried out — and covered up — on your watch.

How dare you?

As the commander in chief during two of the worst false flag attacks on American soil, how dare you attempt to now try to cover up the crimes of 9/11?

9/11 may have been carried out on the watch of the neocon branch of the false flag party, but it must have been planned years in advance, by both the “left” and “right” faces of that party. Indeed, the need for false flag attacks to justify military adventures in the Middle East was openly hinted at while Clinton was still in office by Jimmy Carter’s neoliberal national security advisor.

We Are Change Confronts Bill Clinton

Confronting Queen Hillary Clinton

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