Exclusive audio: Kucinich considers GOP Ron Paul as his running mate
by Sabrina Eaton
Plain Dealer Washington Bureau
November 28, 2007 12:10PM
Oh ye of little faith!
After spotting numerous blog postings that question whether Democrat Dennis Kucinich in fact said he’d consider Republican Ron Paul as his running mate, The Plain Dealer is posting exclusive audio of the remarks Kucinich made on Sunday.
(see below video)
Kucinich’s audience of roughly 70 people who gathered at Joanna Dennett’s house in Acworth seemed to like the notion of a Kucinich/Paul ticket, although Ron Paul’s press spokesman shot it down when The Plain Dealer asked about it later in the day.
On Tuesday, the National Jewish Democratic Council released a statement that criticized the Cleveland congressman for saying he’d consider the Texas Republican congressman as his vice president if he wins the Democratic party’s nomination.
“Despite his views on the Iraq War, Rep. Paul no more belongs on a Democratic ticket than Dennis Kucinich on a Republican one,” NJDC Executive Director Ira N. Forman said in the statement. “Any Jewish Democrats or independents that are tempted toward Rep. Paul because of his stance on the War should be reminded that this Republican Representative has a terrible record on Middle East politics, is anti-choice, and opposes stem cell research.”
“Rep. Paul has even gone so far as to call the Israel government ‘evil,'” continued Forman.
For the record, Kucinich promised New Hampshire audiences that he’d bring a “healing hand” to Middle East politics if elected.
“I support the survival of Israel,” Kucinich told a Saturday night house party in Francestown, NH. “And I also support the rights of the Palestinians to a Palestinian homeland.”
Kucinich talking about Ron Paul as a running mate
[replaced video Nov. 17, 2011]
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