06 April 2007

Dennis Kucinich

Russ Feingold will not be running for president, which is very disappointing. However, it's still comforting to know he will still be a member of the Senate.

After he announced his decision, I realized I had to find another candidate to support. I'm not crazy over Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. So, after a little research, I've finally found someone I trust.

Dennis Kucinich.

Here's a quick rundown of his 2008 platform (from wikipedia):

Creating a single-payer system of universal health care that provides full coverage for all Americans

The immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq and replacing them with an international security force.

Guaranteed quality education for all, including free pre-kindergarten and college for all who want it.

Immediate withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Repealing the USA PATRIOT Act.

Fostering a world of international cooperation.

Abolishing the death penalty.

Environmental renewal and clean energy.

Preventing the privatization of social security.

Providing full social security benefits at age 65.

Creating a cabinet-level "Department of Peace".

Ratifying the ABM Treaty and the Kyoto Protocol.

Introducing reforms to bring about instant-runoff voting.

Protecting a woman's right to choose while decreasing the number of abortions performed in the U.S.

Ending the war on drugs.

Legalizing same-sex marriage.

Creating a balance between workers and corporations.

Restoring rural communities and family farms.


And he's a vegan!!

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