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Kucinich: Principled and Passionate

At a local organizational meeting for Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s run at the Democratic presidential nomination, I got to hear his “Prayer for America” speech for the first time. I’ve read the text of the speech, but I hadn’t had the chance to see him deliver it.

The man is spell-binding. This was a truly great speech filled with courage and passion and thoughtfulness. The kind of speech that makes you want to stand up and be counted for something. I was immensely impressed.

Kucinich may not do more than help shift the Democratic agenda slightly left when all is said and done. But even though I abandoned the Democratic Party for the Greens a few years back, I will re-register as a Democrat this time to vote for Kucinich in the primary if he’s still around when California finally gets to vote. And I’ll stay with him until he snags the nomination or drops out.

It’s the principle of the thing. And Kucinich is a principled leader.

What a concept.

Posted by insiter at June 22, 2003 11:02 AM