A Peter Camejo-Cynthia McKinney ticket?

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 21 19:51:47 MDT 2003


Gilles d'Aymery wrote:

>Through Kucinich, in particular, the Dems are trying to reach out to the
>soft belly of the Greens by using the Bush scare in order to recuperate
>them and force the radicals to, out of dejection, find another vehicle.

I apologize in advance if what I'm about to say comes out as insulting, but
this kind of talk is just plain silly. "The Dems", whoever that might refer
to, are not trying to do anything "through Kucinich." Dennis Kucinich is a
progressive individual who became a politician in order to change things for
the better as he sees it. Unlike most of us, he's the kind of person who
judges that it is more important to make some difference, however limited,
by working "within the system," than by working on the fringes in the Greens
or some small leftist party. For all I know, he's a socialist and this is
just his "transitional program" (no, I really don't think so). As far as one
can tell, he made his own decision to run for President because of his
principles and beliefs, not because some major "players" encouraged him to
run.

There is no secret Democratic cabal, and certainly not the non-secret DLC,
which is pushing Kucinich to suck away support from the Greens. If anything,
the traditional liberals are doing their best to hide Kucinich's  existence
and to pass off centrist Dean as the "liberal choice" in this election.

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