My wife and I were having a discussion the other day about who exactly those 2 percent of Democrats are who tell pollsters they’re supporting Dennis Kucinich. After all, Kucinich should be polling slightly higher than that even if he was only getting the vegan vote.
This is a candidate, after all, who was actually beind in fundraising to perennial Democratic nutcase candidate Lyndon LaRouche for the third quarter of 2003. Kucinich supporters can’t possibly think he has a chance to influence Democratic politics, much less win the nomination, can they? Well, yes, apparently some of them can. Here’s the opening paragraphs of a letter from a very confused Kucinich supporter published in the January 8 edition of the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times,
Re: Kucinich takes antiwar message to Islamic center.
I was pleased to see coverage of congressman Dennis Kucinich in the Dec. 31 City&State Section by Adam Smith. However, I think it is a mistake to give much weight to these “national polls” because I have seen Kucinich ahead in many online polls, which can be found at his Web site: http://www.kucinich.us/
And they let these people vote. Oy.
Candidate offers vision of hope. Letter to the Editor, Marcella Respini, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, January 8, 2004.