November 1st, 2007
08:10 AM ET
14 years ago

A UFO lands in the '08 White House race

Have you ever seen a UFO?

(CNN) - Jeanne Moos takes a closer look at UFO's and presidential politics in light of Rep. Dennis Kucinich's revelations at a recent Democratic presidential debate.

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Filed under: Dennis Kucinich
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  1. MrX, Las Vegas, NV

    With all this man has to say, this is the only portion of it you're going to air? CNN you are obviously just slandering the man.

    Maybe you should report on his multiple calls to impeach Bush, or is that what you’re trying to avoid?

    November 1, 2007 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |

    awwwww leave the poor little guy alone. so what if he saw a UFO? i bet there's a lot more people out there that have experimented with mushrooms in the past too. if the UFO had landed maybe dennis kucinich could have found out if they were friend or family. russert should have asked about any conversations he might have had.

    November 2, 2007 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  3. Joe S

    He calls Bush unstable and then Bush-mongers go on the offensive against him, againts Carter (who recently attacked Bush), and even a dead President who cannot defend himself. Somethings Bushy!

    November 2, 2007 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  4. Archie Kearney, ne.

    Let me see now ;isn't this the same guy who questions Bush's mental state and the liberals all started parroting his statements? Wow ;just keep it up politicos; it just keeps getting zanier by the moment and I love it!

    November 2, 2007 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  5. T, Newport News, VA

    What else would you expect from a guy in a shrek costume? People who believe in UFOs are nuts, right!? It is perfectly acceptable, however, to believe that there is an omnipotent male somewhere out there that we can communicate with by our internal dialogue. I doubt CNN would post a tongue-in-cheek story on God. UFOs, Deities... no real proof, but its comforting for humans to have faith in the latter, hence worldwide religions.

    November 2, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. JS, Jackson, CA

    For a very long time, citizens from all walks of life and all parts of the planet have been observing and reporting unidentified aerial phenomena. It strikes me as odd that an ongoing event of such possible magnitude to all of humanity, is routinely treated by essentially all media in a tongue and cheek manner. Could it be the elephant in the room??

    November 2, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. CRM, Madison, WI

    All he said was he saw an "unidentified" flying object. How many of you have looked up in the sky and seen a bird or plane that you couldn't exactly identify? Does that make you crazy?

    November 2, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. James, Phoenix AZ

    Kucinich is Shirley Maclaine's good friend.

    I think that says it all.

    November 2, 2007 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  9. Caleb Vogel, Warsaw, Indiana

    The fact that this incident has gotten coverage is an example of the corporate-owned media trying to undermine the one candidate that stands up to big businesses. He did it in Cleveland and he'll do it again as president. Stop trying to damage his courageous campaign. Does anyone remember the Dean Scream?

    November 3, 2007 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  10. Joe Lewis, South Bend, IN

    Of Course, anyone who watches news on the tube has seen an UFO. Have you forgotten the Phoenix lights? Did the media explain that one? If no, then it was a certifiable UFO. Now whether it was out of this planet or not, is a different question. So what's the point in asking Dennis Kucinich if he has seen one? I guess ridiculous questions by equally ridiculous reporters are fair game this political season.

    November 3, 2007 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  11. Toronto, ON, Canada

    UFO's are nothing new – it is generally accepted that the US Government has been in communication with external vistors since at least the 1940's, if not prior to then. I do not see why the media must run a mockery of politicians who want to disclose the truth. The American public should choose the candidate in search of truth and justice instead of voting for a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    November 5, 2007 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  12. John Butler, PA

    I must admit that I am amused regarding the reaction of the press to the story about Dennis Kucinich seeing a UFO. The percentage of people who believe in UFO's is high; but do not ever tell people that you have actually seen one, because then you are seen as a nut case.
    I saw one in Butler, PA about 5 years ago. I was walking our dog with my son late one night and we saw a huge light in the sky, and our neighborhood was usually very dark. We discussed what it might have been, as it stayed in place all the time that we walked down the hill. When we stopped at the bottom of the hill, we kept talking and then the vehicle took off and flew right over our heads. It flew away like an airplane. We later spoke to one of our neighbors and he said that he saw it too. Months later, I saw a story on TV about a new helicopter/plane that could have done what we saw; however, the thing that still is unexplainable is the fact that the vehicle that we saw did not make any noise...

    November 13, 2007 07:06 am at 7:06 am |