June 28th, 2007
11:37 PM ET
9 years ago

Kucinich claims to be the 'real deal'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich said he thinks he set himself apart from the other candidates on Thursday night at the Democratic presidential forum by establishing himself as "the peace candidate."

"I'm the real deal," Kucinich proclaimed.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: Dennis Kucinich
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Ed, Goodyear, AZ

    Umm, Okay

    June 28, 2007 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  2. Liss Cleveland, OH

    Dennis Kucinich is a joke – I can't believe this "article" is actually on cnn.com. Way to go cnn – you only broadcast the most important news.

    June 29, 2007 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  3. Aaron California

    It's True. Dennis Kucinich may very well be our last hope for Salvation in a country headed towards total damnation.

    June 29, 2007 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  4. Chris, Carlsbad, CA

    Real "crazy" deal. This guy is out of his mind if he thinks he is electable on a national stage; the Republicans will make him look like Castro.

    June 29, 2007 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  5. Bob McClelllan, Polson, Montana

    I truly believe that Dennis Kucinich is the 'real deal'.....and stands head and shoulders above the rest because he is willing to speak the truth at the expense of appealing to the masses. It is not the 'masses' who will change the world.....it is the critical mass of people who think, speak and act from the inner vision of peace, truth, compromise and compassion who will change the world's thinking from fear, anger, and attack to love, acceptance, and inclusion.

    June 29, 2007 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  6. Curt Novak, Corona CA

    Yes, Kucinich is the real deal. However, in a world of 10 second media video clips, high dollar lobby money, and a comatose public, candidates aligned with "We the People" will have a hard time being recognized.
    Hopefully my fellow Americans will wake up and see through the haze of BS the leading candidates exude. Unlike the others, Kucinich's voting record matches his prescribed policy. Despite his stature, he's the only one with a backbone!
    Sadly, Obama and Clinton are the best thing that could ever happen to the GOP. Conversly, a Gore/Kucinich ticket would leave GOP face down in the mud. Ahh, one can only dream.

    June 29, 2007 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  7. Jeff Baker

    While most will scoff at such a claim as outrageous, there can be little doubt that Kucinich is the most straight forward, tell it like it is, stick to his (not guns) positions on the issues candidate. Unquestionably honest and clear thinking, Kucinich distinguishes himself in many ways from a field otherwise loaded with crafty politicians.

    June 29, 2007 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  8. Austin Stradling, Chandler AZ

    I hope every democrat can now stand up for all the issues and values we care about. All the money is going to this war based on lies....Dennis is the only one that has opposed the war from the start...He is the only candidate that wants to stand up to the current administration offering the impeachment of Dick Cheney with H.R. 333. After we pull out of that mess we will be to afford not-for-profit health care, free college tuition, the repairing of New Orleans, etc. Also as the domestic sub committe chairman he will end the criminalization of marijuana possession which needlessly wastes valuable resources arresting 800,000 Americans anually. America is supposedly waiting on the world to change and politics especially. But what should we expect if we keep down the sorry path we're on with the way we vote. I don't think the people notice if Hilary makes two presidential terms, the pesidency will be in only two families for nearly 30 years straight. Something just sounds fishy about that to me. We need an America that will work with the global community, and try to establish world peace. The youngsters of this nation deserve a world without end, not a war without end. Vote Dennis in 2008!!

    June 29, 2007 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  9. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    You're the real something-or-other, but I have to say "no deal". Step back and ask yourself honestly if you can understand why people snicker when they see and hear you.

    June 29, 2007 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  10. Brian, Akron, OH

    Riiiighhhhhht. If Webster's Dictionary had a definition of the word "looney lefty", Dennis Kucinich's picture would be next to it.

    June 29, 2007 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  11. Ben, Atlanta, GA

    Absolutely, he's the real deal! Unfortunately, he cannot seem to generate real fairness in treatment by the media. To only give him half the time of the other candidates to answer the last question at last night's debate was simply intolerable.

    Wake up media and realize there IS support for a true liberal in America!


    June 29, 2007 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  12. Mary, Beaver, PA

    Go Dennis Go! The only honest candidate the Democrats have.

    June 29, 2007 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  13. Lynne Sewell, Ridgefield, CT

    What Kucinich says NEEDS to be said on a national platform. He knows he won't win the primary, but for the good of us ALL, he's out there TELLING THE TRUTH. He'll get my vote AGAIN because he's by far the most honest candidate, and he represents everything I believe in. HE IS THE REAL DEAL!

    June 29, 2007 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  14. Kayla of Olympia, WA

    Dennis Kucinich is a true statesman with the moral courage to stand for and act on his ideals. He is offering us salvation from our government's enslavement to giant corporations. With his universal health care bill, HR 676, he seeks to eliminate the private insurance industry and give Americans the care and peace of mind we have been lacking for far too long. Of course, the corporations are fighting back! That's why you'll hear he's not "electable" or he's looney, or whatever. They barely give him air time because they don't want us to hear him. We need to fight for our rights as Dennis Kucinich is and wake up to the choke-hold big money has on our country. Dennis Kucinich CAN win with the support of the people.

    June 29, 2007 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  15. Paul, New Orleans, LA

    What about a Ron Paul/Kucinich ticket? Anyone? It has my vote.

    June 29, 2007 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Look at the context of his statement cynics.

    He IS the only legit anti-war candidate.

    Dennis is also the only one to call for the impeachment of Cheney.

    Her majesty waited until the last minute to see which way the wind blew before casting her vote on Iraq funding

    June 29, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Bob, San Francisco, CA

    Instead of the cliched, tired criticisms of Kucinich or CNN or Democrats, why don't you conservatives offer up some reasoning for your Coulter-like observations. Got a better alternative? Fox News? You like your politics simplified for you because you perhaps cannot handle the larger implications of world affairs and the consequences of actions? Dennis Kucinich is too honest about what's going on to win in a government controlled by big business and populated with a lot of mindless consumers.

    June 29, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. James Atlanta GA

    Am I the only one who looks at Kucinich and expects him to say, "But, I'm a real boy!"

    June 29, 2007 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Dennis Kucinich is full of himself.

    June 29, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |