Dennis Kucinich — the maverick liberal House Democrat who is an outcast even within his own party — is soon to be a man without a Congressional district.
And the only ones shedding tears about this are Kucinich himself and his tiny band of vocal and vociferous followers.
The bombastic Congressman, who began his 30-year-career as the “boy Mayor of Cleveland” and then drove the city into bankruptcy, is being redistricted out of of existence in Ohio and says he may move to Washington State to run for re-election.
The redistricting slam is just the latest in a series of declining fortunes for Kucinich. The former — and failed — Presidential candidate has fallen so far that his latest gig is performing as a ventriloquist on The Daily Show.
And he is the butt of many jokes for a frivilous lawsuit against the House of Representatives Cafeteria where he claims an olive pit cracked a tooth and left him with medical bills.
While most of his colleagues consider Kucinich a crackpot, he is a hero to the extreme left-wing fringe of the Democratic Party that supports his strong antiwar position. But that fringe is a very small minority of the party of the jackass and — like the extreme right of the GOP — far too removed from the mainstream to be effective.
And speculation about his plans to move to Washington State isn’t sitting well out West where one newspaper is already calling him a carpetbagger.
“This, apparently, is his final meltdown,” Washington State GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur tells Politico. “I would love to have him on the ballot out here. We welcome him with open arms. He is so far left, I could beat him with any Republican candidate.”
- Kucinich ponders hitting the road (politico.com)
- Congressman Dennis Kucinich Is Also A Trained Ventriloquist (alan.com)
- Kucinich May Seek Re-Election in Another State (politicalwire.com)
- Kucinich Moving On Out from Ohio? (hotair.com)
- Cult-like politics threatens all of us (capitolhillblue.com)
- Kucinich might move – to get re-elected (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Kucinich: Bye-Bye Buckeye State? (blogs.wsj.com)