Let The Games Begin!

BBC reported today…

Ohio Democrat to seek presidency

Dennis Kucinich (file image)

Mr Kucinich was also a presidential candidate in 2004

Democrat congressman Dennis Kucinich has said he plans to run for the US presidency in 2008. Mr Kucinich, who also made a bid in 2004, said he decided to run because the Democrats were not pushing hard enough to end the Iraq war.

The liberal, anti-war congressman from Ohio said Democrats had not acted on the message of voters in the mid-terms.

He said he disagreed with Democrats’ approval of a proposal to extend $160bn (£121bn, 81bn euros) funds for the war.

“Democrats were swept into power on November 7 because of widespread voter discontent with the war in Iraq,” Mr Kucinich said in a statement.

“Instead of heeding those concerns and responding with a strong and immediate change in policies and direction, the Democratic congressional leadership seems inclined to continue funding the perpetuation of the war.”

Mr Kucinich’s anti-war message was at the centre of his earlier presidential bid in 2004, when he was backed by several Hollywood celebrities.
….I am pretty excited. Though he didn’t stand a chance in 2004, and I’m not sure about 2008, I am excited to hear honest talk from a politician. Dennis holds others to the fire. Let’s see who else roles down the runway for 2008.