Sunday, August 3, 2003

Greens quietly supporting Kucinich
In Thursday's San Francisco Examiner, via the Polizero blog, it was reported that Rep. Dennis Kucinich is getting support from some California greens: ["Kucinich gets Green support"].
These kinds of stories and reports should be a wake up call for the democrats.

"If Kucinich is the Democratic nominee, I am sure the Democrats and the Greens will work collaboratively to oust George Bush in next year's election," said Matt Gonzalez, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, who introduced the candidate at a breakfast for his supporters. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink Women for Peace and U.S. Senate candidate for the Greens in 2000, told The Examiner that Kucinich is "as green as you can get. He's so genuine; you wonder how this guy ever got to Congress."

Well that is easy Medea - he ran as a pro-life, economic populist candidate in a working class, Catholic district. He was also a mayor and city councilor in Cleveland. He started small and moved up and never lost his ethics. It really is as simple as that.