By Bob Gibson
December 8, 2007
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich drew a crowd of more than 500 people Friday night to a fundraiser at which he preached the ethic of peace.
Kucinich, a former mayor of Cleveland now in his fifth term in the House of Representatives, urged a crowd that filled the main floor of the Albemarle County Office Building’s Lane Auditorium to “re-imagine our capacity for peace.”
A smattering of a few dozen people sat upstairs in the auditorium balcony at the fundraiser that carried a general admission of $20, or $10 for students. A reception prior to the event lasted half an hour for a small roomful of those who contributed $500 or more.
An advocate of impeaching Vice President Cheney and President Bush for the way they took American troops into war in Iraq, Kucinich compared Bush to the creature “in a Yiddish proverb that says, ‘To a worm in a horseradish, the whole world looks like horseradish.’ … Everywhere he looks, he sees a cause for war.”
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