Dennis Kucinich is putting himself in the news a lot!
Dennis Kucinich has been making headlines lately criticizing the Obama Administration, especially with regard to Lybia. Kucinich is losing his seat this year to redistricting, so his political career is up in the air. Might this be a sign that he is planning a Democratic primary challenge in 2012? Wouldn’t that be something! Or, dare I suggest, perhaps a spoiler run for president as an Independent?
The Obama Administration has compromised away and watered down every single liberal proposal, or allowed them to die of neglect. Single payer health care, never got on the table. Public Option, gone. Employee Free Choice Act, DOA. His administration has also been openly hostile to liberals. The Obama Administration feels that it can use, abuse and ignore its base at whim. After all, liberals will vote for Obama regardless of how they are treated because the alternative will be to allow a conservative to take the White House.
I say, however, that such might be the price we have to pay if liberals want to have a voice in politics. We have to show that we are willing to vote “liberal” rather than “least conservative.” A Kucinich candidacy would give us the opportunity to voice our priorities. If the Obama Administration thinks it can win re-election without its liberal base, let them try it!
Of course, this is speculation. I don’t know if Kucinich is planning another presidential run. If he isn’t, then liberals should start looking for other possible recruits. Russ Feingold?