Kucinich: I am a candidate of the mainstream By Jayson Whitehead (interview)

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By Jayson Whitehead
Dec. 4, 2007

Dennis Kucinich says, “These other candidates are more like Republicans”

On Friday, December 7, presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich will appear at Lane Auditorium in the County Office building to, as he says, “organize, so that we can have the financial and human resources to be able to run a campaign in Virginia.” C-VILLE recently caught up with Rep. Kucinich by phone.

You got some news recently when you said you were interested in running with Ron Paul.

I indicated that I wanted somebody who would be opposed to the war, and opposed to the PATRIOT Act, and a lot of our Democratic candidates have not been. Obviously, Ron Paul is running as a Republican and I’m running as a Democrat, so the chances of us being on the same ticket are slim. Of course, I’ve got a long way to go before I can think about picking a running mate. I have no illusions about that.

Would you ever consider running as an independent?

No, I’m running as a Democrat. I’m the independent inside the Democratic party. I’m an independent spirit and an independent thinker.

If you’re busy running for president, is it hard to stay on top of your congressional agenda?

It is. I’m told that I have one of the best voting records of any one running from Congress. Of course it’s hard to do.


h/t: After Downing Street

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4 thoughts on “Kucinich: I am a candidate of the mainstream By Jayson Whitehead (interview)

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  4. i think it would be interesting. for a Paul/Kucinich ticket. I personally keep calling for libertarians and greens to unite. they are the future.
    but of course we know the divide that exists between the two.
    i think with time the differences will be meeted out PEACEFULLY.
    my local community radio station is very ‘liberal’/green/democratic but they are supported by individuals and businesses. Very free market, a great example as i have pointed to them. hopefully they can understand the significance of that point.
    WERU 89.9

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