Barbara Ehrenreich states that "whoever is elected President this year, there won't be any real change in a progressive direction without a mass social movement to bring it about--either by holding the President accountable or by holding his or her feet to the fire."
Sounds like she's never heard Dennis Kucinich speak. While it's true that a groundswell from the people would go far in helping focus our government on the issues we deem important, a Kucinich presidency would reduce the need for such action. Since his policies include holding (former) President and Vice President's feet to the fire--as well as addressing the needs of our citizenry-- maybe folks like Ehrenreich need to take a serious look at his candidacy.
And before you pull out the trite "I agree with Kucinch but I'm not voting for him because he can't win" defense, remember... if everyone who agreed with him had the courage to vote for him, he'd win.
San Diego, CA
Jan 18 2008 - 8:19pm