Man, Dierdre, quit makin' me think
Regarding The Cleveland issue. I said he ran the state
into deficit, I should have said the city
Clarification below:Article here
|After a 10-year ride through Cleveland politics that culminated with his 1977 mayoral win and crashed with his defeat two tumultuous years later, Kucinich exited the scene, leaving behind a city in default. His two-year term was marked by explosive confrontations with virtually every powerful entity of the city, revolving mostly around an issue that erupted on Dec. 15, 1978, when Kucinich refused to yield to bankers who gave him a choice: Sell the Municipal Light System to the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. or the city will go into default. The mayor said no. And the city went down. And the legacy has been his ever since.
Some say DK is a hero who stood his ground, and some think he was arrogant and foolish.
Either way, I think this issue would really haunt him now given that we are currently experiencing record Federal deficits KWIM?
My issue with DK is more with his typical political make-over, then with his personal
postion on the issue. You see, if I'm gonna vote for a candidate who has had a political makeover, it's gonna be a more viable candidate KWIM?Indy Media
|..You had a perfect, 100 percent anti-abortion (anti-choice) voting record, and last year you completely switched.
There was a time when I was torn between DK and Dean, but eventually Dean won out for me. Although, I wouldn't say I'm a die hard
Dean fan either as I'm still somewhat open to folks who may enter the race at a later date.
I guess in the end, (for me) it all comes down to what Molly Ivins recently said in Minneapolis..."In the primary vote your heart, and in the election vote your head."
I do think one gets pretty spoiled living in a State that had Paul Wellstone as our Senator for so many years. *sigh*