September 2nd, 2003


Dennis Kucinich at U of Iowa 9/2/03

Dennis Kucinich Talking About War (WMV, 7 meg, done with my Canon Powershot A60)

Kucinich is by far the most impressive speaker of the candidates I've seen. He spoke for 45 minutes without notes, and if it was a standard stump speech he sure hid it well. I wish he had a chance of winning the nomination, and the election. He certainly says the right things to me.

What's funny is that despite being called an "angry socialist dwarf" by, he didn't come off as radical, or angy, or extreme. He just simply stated what was wrong with how Bush was governing, without it turning into an ad hominem attack.

And if you watch the video (WMV, anyone know what the 'right' format for posting video is? and how I'd convert AVI to that format?) he makes a mistake attributing 'you got some splaining to do' to Lucille Ball; it was, of course Desi Arnez who said that.