Kucinich’s Real Numbers

Listened to a very moving conversation with presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich on the Commonwealth Club podcast the other day, and found myself wondering why he gets such a small sliver of the spotlight. The more I heard, the more I felt myself feeling strongly aligning with his views. Apparently I’m not alone – someone whipped up a simple script to ask where you stand on various key issues, then tells you which candidate should be your guy.

The results are pretty amazing. You’d expect to find Obama and Clinton at or near the top of the pack, while in fact 57% of the 147072 who have taken the poll so far have discovered that Kucinich is their man – or would be, if aligning on issues were the whole story. No other candidate even broke out of the single digits. Of course it’s not, and realistically Kucinich has about as much chance of rising in the polls as he ever has (i.e. very little). But fascinating to see how it stacks up.

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3 Replies to “Kucinich’s Real Numbers”

  1. Thanks for the link. I too found myself in the Kucinich camp by a wide margin.

    By the way, why is it that only the unelectable candidates actually tell you the truth? Or answer a straightforward question like a human being? Maybe I’ll vote based on the candidate who least makes me want to puke.

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