August 26th, 2008
07:03 PM ET
6 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.

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  1. Keith in CA

    Say what you want about him, but Kucinich introduced articles of impeachment making him the ONLY person on Capitol Hill trying to hold Bush and Cheney accountable.

    August 26, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  2. Alison, FL

    YAH! WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08

    August 26, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  3. Heartlight 3, Maui, HI

    CNN (and even MSNBC) are demonstrating beyond a shadow of a doubt that the media is trying to manipulate the country by trying to stir things up for a story rather than informing the nation of what is really going on. Thank God for CSPAN.

    August 26, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. Ridgeway

    Well, I sent Dennis his monthly check. I want to be sure he has money to live on. As long as he's alive I won't be the ugliest man in the world.

    August 26, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  5. Matt

    SOUNDS LIKE MORE TAXES!!! WAY TO GO.....HAD ME ON MY FEET READY TO KICK THE TV!!

    August 26, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. Calum MacKenzie

    Kucinich in my humble is the only one qualified to call himself Democrat. The rest are the same ol' same ol' corporate sponsored pimps as is the DNC convention. The entire exercise is steeped in futilty because the whole election process is a fraud controlled by the makers of voting machines and those who give them business.

    August 26, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  7. Oregon here

    He was totally awesome!!!! Wake up America should be what is taken away from this convention!!!
    Obama / Biden 08

    I know, I didn't want another senator but this is a good choice and from a Dem state so I won't worry about the numbers :-)

    August 26, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. Joe in StL

    WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

    August 26, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  9. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    I missed Dennis' speech, but was surprised when CNN, the "Most Trusted Political Reporters," chose to ignore Governor Ed Rendall's speech (I watched it on MSNBC) and decided, instead, to interview former mayor Guliani.

    So much for fairness!!

    August 26, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  10. Matt

    UP with welfare, UP with free hand outs, UP with lazy people living on our tax dollars! UP with MORE taxes!! His speech was invigorating!! Made me more decisive in my vote AGAINST Obama!

    August 26, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  11. Sam Rose

    WOW–I saw it!!!

    He brought me to my feet here in my living room!!!!

    He knows how to fire people up–too bad he only spoke for 5minutes–
    they should ask him back for another 'round' of 'wake up'--

    most everyone else is putting me to sleep–
    -Dennis K woke up the Pepsi Center and probably most everyone watching-

    Great job Dennis-

    August 26, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  12. Oldschool23

    presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain and Democratic front-runner (and now presumptive nominee) Barack Obama have engaged in a war of words over their respective positions on Iran. In a June 2 speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, McCain upped the ante, criticizing Obama's failure to support an amendment that called for designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, a charge that McCain repeats on his Web site. It's true that Obama opposed the amendment in question. But McCain is wrong to suggest that Obama's opposition had anything to do with the IRGC's designation. And McCain fails to mention that Obama cosponsored an earlier bill that would have named the IRGC a terrorist organization.

    Leadership you can trust! If he's not Awol!!

    August 26, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  13. Doesn't like Kool-aid

    Kucinich??? The same Kucinich that you all hated before??? Yep...same person...still an idiot!!!

    August 26, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. Joe

    Why does CNN keep showcasing the Republicans at the Democratic convention? They suck! Really.

    August 26, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  15. O

    CNN YOUR COVERAGE OF THIS CONVENTION IS SHAMEFUL WE WANT TO HEAR THE SPEAKERS SPEAK NOT YOUR PUNDITS. tHE OVERANALYZING IS RIDICULOUS

    August 26, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  16. Wisest one of All

    Kucinich is the only Democrat with any principles. And he's NUTS! Proven fact!

    August 26, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  17. Pete

    cnn is a joke. The amount of time given during the "coverage" of this convention to republicans and to commentator's predictions rather than to actual speeches is absurd. I find it hard to believe that cnn, having received an advance transcript of Kucinich's speech, didn't decide to run commercials during the first half of his speech because they don't want America to wake up!
    Crowley's comment about Kucinich's speech: The theme is "Wake Up America." He woke them up here, anyway. But, at least we got time to squeeze in a few comments from Rethuglican Rudi Giuliani during the Democratic Convention. Brilliant!
    I'll have to start watching cspan.

    August 26, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  18. Josh

    Could the networks be any more full of themselves? Stop making opinions up for us. Turn to C-SPAN people. The networks (CNN, FOX, etc) only want to make elections into soap opera's by turning them into a battle of what is the bigger scandal: "McCain's Houses" or "Obama the Celebrity". Oh, and yes, some Clinton supporters MAY vote for McCain, but some Republican's may also vote for Obama. This really isn't a story.... Thanks

    August 26, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  19. ENGLISH PLEASE

    Hillo
    August 26th, 2008 7:14 pm ET
    Maybe he saw an UFO

    PLEASE GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND LEARN PROPER ENGLISH. IT IS NOT (AN UFO) BUT A UFO.

    August 26, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  20. KG

    Kucinich? Kucinich? Are you kidding me? This is the best the Dems have? The man is a total joke! Yes, Dems bring out your ultra-liberal, socialist hoard! Alienate about 75% of the country in one swoop. Let the rest of the country see where the Dem party really stands. Let's trot out Pelosi, Reed, and a little more of Dean. I'm loving it! By the end of the convention Obama will be about 10 points behind.

    August 26, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  21. shannon

    That was awesome. I hope they play it in primetime.. Good job man... Cnn your on the floor of this convention why didn't you show it.??????

    August 26, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  22. KJ

    PLEASE SHUT BLITZER UP!

    August 26, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  23. NORA, FLORIDA

    WAKE UP AMERICAN.....WATCH C-SPAN FOR ENTIRE COVERAGE

    August 26, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  24. James

    AWESOME.

    August 26, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  25. CNN

    Best Political Team On TV my behind. What are you Cnn people yapping about all the time you are talking nonsense and are trying to push the divide in the Democratic Party. Shame on you! Stop talking about Clinton this Clinton that so that you will try to divide the dems.

    Senator Clinton put her support behind senator Obama a long time ago. Please be a news channel not a BSing, yapping all the time channel. You know what, after this convention, Cnn will loose a lot of viewers to M S N B C because you guys don’t know what the heck you are talking about.

    Wolf, SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!

    August 26, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
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