August 26th, 2008
07:03 PM ET
10 years ago

Crowley: Kucinich brings the crowd to its feet

Kucinich got the crowd at the Democratic Convention excited Tuesday evening.

Kucinich got the crowd at the Democratic Convention excited Tuesday evening.

DENVER (CNN) - Delegates are still drifting into the Pepsi Center (no Coke allowed - no kidding). Dennis Kucinich, who took the stage a few minutes ago, just gave a shout-out to Ohio colleague and fellow Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, who died last week: The congressman is wearing a big pin with her picture on it.

Kucinich is the first speaker tonight to bring someone other than his own delegation to their feet.

The theme is "Wake Up America." He woke them up here, anyway.

soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Truth

    What experience in foreign affairs does McCain have? Heartily endorsing invading Iraq under false pretenses? Saying we should stay up to 100 years? Making fun of Obama about the bin Laden in Pakistan remark, and then our govt. did that not less than 2 weeks later? Making fun of beefing up troops in Afghanistan until Bush decided several months later to do that? As Gen. Clark said, being a POW doesn't make you automatically a good commander in chief. Our country will be in a third war within the first year of his term if McCain is elected. What a bunch of fools the American people are.

    August 26, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. Voter

    One of the few genuinely nice guys in this whole array of people who have power and people seeking power.

    August 26, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  3. Nick Wright

    Kucinich was on fire tonight. This is what everyone said the Democrats should be doing at the convention!

    August 26, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. George

    Great job Dennis! You brought me out of my seat at home as well. Lets hope that the following speakers can match your enthusiasm and help "Wake up America"!

    August 26, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  5. D N DC

    Wake Up America!!!!!!!! He brought FIRE...... More 4 Kucinich

    Obama 08

    August 26, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  6. Hillo

    Maybe he saw an UFO

    August 26, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  7. Ismael Salal

    As an Ohioan, a registered Democrat, a disabled Navy Veteran, and an Obama volunteer am proud not only to be an American but to be an OHIOAN! Dennis Kucinich fired up he crowd as well as the american public with his speech! If there is nothing else that can be said of our great Congressman you can say that he TELLS IT LIKE IT IS! Bravo Dennis!

    August 26, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  8. David, Silver Spring, MD

    Kucinich was awesome.

    He had the crowd on its feet ready to march.

    The next speaker came in and began talking even as the crowd was roaring for Kucinich. His subdued delivery put the crowd back in its seats and sucked the energy right back out of the room.

    Put Kucinich back on the stage!

    August 26, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Democrats cannot give McCain more than what Bush refused to give him. Not once but twice Bush looked over him for even a VP spot. Democrats please don't let ourselves look stupid to the Republicans who didn't want McCain in 2000 or 2004 for President or Vice President.

    August 26, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  10. Robert Cuellari

    It REALLY bothers me that Kucinich's speech was only broadcasted on CSPAN on television. I sure hope they replay it later tonight when people are home from work, so that maybe they can get fired up like he was.

    August 26, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  11. Graycrab

    Kucinich Was great! Could have listened to him for hours. Up with America!

    August 26, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  12. B,Jean Mohr, Democratic Chair, Wayne County, OH

    Dennis Kucinich is a gentleman who can bring a crowd to its feet with his eloquence, bring tears to the eyes with his description of the inequities in this country, bring voters to the polls to vote for Democrats.

    Yea..Dennis Kucinich.. terrific speech .. Ohio is proud of you. ! ! !

    August 26, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  13. anonymouys

    hey cnn your only making things worse by posting these article

    August 26, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  14. anonymouys

    toast cnn

    August 26, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  15. deroy

    it can't be too big a pin because he's a midget.

    August 26, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  16. anonymouys


    August 26, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    The man claims to have been abducted by aliens. Can the Democrats find anyone less wacky to get behind. I am sure he did a great job, but unfortunately, he lacks the mainstream appeal needed to shed certain stigmas.

    August 26, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  18. Gort

    I especially liked the end of his speech when they beamed him back to the mother ship. That was cool!

    August 26, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  19. federico

    The Democratic Party has become the party of extreme fringe elements and kooks. They are the party of "NO WE CAN'T" do anything, unless we think of it, and the Left allows us. With great inspiring and intellectual Leaders like Nancy "Botox" Pelosi and Harry "Barney Fife" Reid, is it any wonder Congress's approval rating is 11 points below George Bush. Everywhere Democrats try their old failed Liberal pardigms, cities, counties and states are going bankrupt and nothing is getting done. Change is needed, change from their tired old ideas and policies that fail everytime they are implemented. John Kennedy and FDR would be Republicans in todays world.

    August 26, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  20. 58 year old white woman

    Now THERE was a keynote speech.

    August 26, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  21. jeanette from Charlotte

    Too bad none of the networks showed the speech.

    August 26, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  22. Barbara

    My husband and I are so dissappointed in Wolf Blitzer and his group for monopolizing the convention. They will not hush long enough to hear the speakers. Is there not extra lag time so they can get in their comments? We would like to form our opinion instead of hearing theirs, which is just what it is. Their opinions. Thanks for listening.

    August 26, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  23. pat C.


    August 26, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  24. Daniel

    I'm disappointed in CNN's coverage of the Convention ... we wanted to watch the Governors Speech by Joe Manchin of West Virginia yet your "over-staffed" board of announcers talked over the entire speech as well as tduring he Governor of Wisconsin speaking before Manchin.

    Conducting the interviews & your critiques while a Governor is speaking is unwarranted ... and inconsider of your views ... enough of Wolf and others ...

    Too much of the announcer's expert opinions, enough of them!

    August 26, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  25. D N DC

    Watch C-SPAN soooooo u don't have 2 hear the biased news station fox = cnn

    August 26, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
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