Kucinich speaks at Seattle Hempfest on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. (Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com)
One of the best hours on my old 710-KIRO radio show was the night Kucinich came into the studio and took questions from callers. He was terrific, parrying critics, graciously thanking supporters, and displaying a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues. Make fun of Kucinich all you want, but by comparison Reichert or Herrera Beutler would come off as the lightweights they truly are. They'd likely win, but they'd stumble and struggle in the process.
And who knows? Lightning may strike. But even if not, at least Kucinich would force Republicans to spend a little money in a district they'd otherwise take for granted.
So yeah: run, Dennis, run. As long as it's in a Republican district where you'd do Democrats more good than harm. MORE...