Edwards was the first? Excuse me? No doubt Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama followed Edwards. However... Dennis Kucinich was first on just about everything. Edwards picked up some of what Kucinich was saying (and good on him for it).
Why does The Nation fall in step with the corporate media in pretending that Kucinich isn't running? I expect more from The Nation.
Not only was Kucinich first, he's the populist candidate par excellence with a record to prove it: he voted correctly the first time around on all the critical issues--against the illegal Iraq War, against funding for the illegal occupation of Iraq, against the bankruptcy bill, against the horrid Bill of Rights-trashing Patriot Act, against the horrendous Military Commissions Act, against aggression toward Iran and on and on. He has proposed impeachment procedings against our law-breaking VP Cheney.
He has won poll after poll that the media don't talk about. He won ABC's poll after the Iowa debate. He even won the poll on Edwards' own website. He beat Edwards by a whopping 16 to 17 percent in the KPOJ stawpoll. You should be talking about why ABC and MSNBC kept Kucinich out of the other presidential debates, don't you think?
Jan 17 2008 - 3:46pm