November 27th, 2007
11:48 AM ET
7 years ago

Kucinich mad at Biden for being left out of ad

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich criticized fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, Tuesday for selectively quoting his rivals in a campaign ad he dubbed an "approving/adoring love-fest."

The spot includes footage of most of the rest of the field praising Biden. In a written release, Kucinich attacked the senator for "deliberately" leaving him out of the commercial because he "doesn't walk their line."

"If voters are dissatisfied with the Biden tweedle-dums and tweedle-dees, they should vote for someone who represents their beliefs and their values," said the statement released by the Kucinich campaign. "Not someone who says, 'I agree with Joe.' Dennis doesn't agree with Joe. Or Hillary. Or Barack. Or John. Or Chris. Or Bill."

– CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich


Filed under: Dennis Kucinich • Joe Biden
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Steve in SC

    Dear Dennis, Its not personal! Its just that you don't have a chance! Now dry your eyes and make your own ad!

    November 27, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    As David Spade's dismissive Hollywood receptionist character might say, "Kucinich, and we would know you from ... ?"

    November 27, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. Len, Fallbrook, CA

    Dennis who?

    November 27, 2007 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. Chris, Chicago, IL

    Funny how Dennis left out Mike. I think he may be pissed now.

    November 27, 2007 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  5. charlie

    Wow, people really hate someone who speaks the truth.

    November 27, 2007 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  6. Jonathan, New York, NY

    Okay, way to look like a chip-munk. Of all things to gripe about – Joe Biden's comical ad!! He already had several candidates on there – if he put any more it would be less effective.

    November 27, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  7. Independent in IA

    Who's Kucinich?

    November 27, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Gorbashov, Long Beach, Ca.

    While I agree with the Congressman on many issues he is too far to the left of the electorate, and America is not ready, yet, to elect a romulen! :-)

    Sorry, Dennis!

    November 27, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  9. JJ Milwaukee, WI

    Thats how it works, the real viable solution for America's problems is silenced from fellow candidates to the mass media. Keep it up Dennis, your gaining regardless of what the biased polls state! You are the commen link with the average American!

    November 27, 2007 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  10. Surrealist, Fort Myers, FL

    The Honorable Mr. K. is shocked? I can provide some insight. The only person who is still taking you seriously–is you.

    November 27, 2007 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  11. Daniel, NY

    A new Florida primary poll has Huckabee surging ahead to second place, in a stunning development that confirms a shake-up in the GOP race. Full analysis and numbers here.

    November 27, 2007 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  12. aj huntington ny

    dennis who?

    November 27, 2007 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  13. Bill, Mercer, PA

    Joe Biden is a corporate puppet and a flip-floper just like the rest of them. Want a leader with courage.....vote Kucinich 08....I will.

    November 27, 2007 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  14. Brett, Minneapolis, MN

    Kucinich is an angry garden gnome who, instead of continuing to embarrass himself, should try to maintain a shred of dignity and drop out of the race immediately.

    Biden for President!

    November 27, 2007 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  15. Lorenz, Queens, NY

    Good – I hope Dennis rocks the polls

    November 27, 2007 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  16. Justin, Kansas City, MO

    Smart guy, Dennis Kucinich, but not "presidential" by today's standards. (i.e. – being a slave to corporate america; having great teeth and hair; and being someone you'd like to have a beer with. Ya know, all the stuff that really matters when holding the office of president.)

    November 27, 2007 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  17. Wyatt Medford,oregon

    Biden I consider the most qualified candidate, Republican or Democratic. If Biden doesn't get the nomination it will be proof that you can't be the next President unless your a celebrity or you have a indecent excessive amount of cash.

    November 27, 2007 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  18. Steve, Landing, NJ

    If Kucinich doesn't agree with him, wy would Biden put him in an ad made up of people agreeing with him? Kucinich seems to either have missed the point or simply used the ad as a jumping-off point for another round of attacks on the candidates who actually have a chance. Oh well.

    November 28, 2007 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  19. Mark, Shreveport, LA

    Kucinich has about as much chance of winning the nomination as Steven Segal has of winning an Oscar!

    He's irrelevant

    November 28, 2007 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  20. Dan (Columbia, MD)

    Wimp

    November 28, 2007 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  21. Ace Grove

    Come on Dennis: Those big ears of yours must have picked up a favorable comment or two about yourself by now. As for Joe Biden, he has been way out front with viable solutions for Iraq for some time now. As other candidates take the time to learn about the Iraq problem, more and more of them have come around to Joe's way of thinking. I suggest that you do your homework on this issue. One done you'll "agree with Joe" also!

    November 28, 2007 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |