Dennis speaks out against the war in Iraq at the 2004 Democratic National ConventionIn the following 2004 video, Dennis explains why he ran for President. The video is 28 minutes long. In it Dennis time to explain his position on a variety of issues. This video allows us to get to know Dennis from something other than one minute sound bites. Video: An Interview with Dennis Kucinich 2004 30 minutesWe all love America... but we also need a government which loves the American people.
In 2004 national polls, Dennis placed second in Moveon.org’s Grassroots primary, behind Howard Dean. Dennis placed first in some Internet polls, leading many activists to believe that his showing in the primaries might be better than what Gallup polls had been saying. John Kerry eventually won the Democratic nomination only to be “swifted boated” with false charges by the ever powerful corporate media. 2007 Dennis Again Runs for President Dennis’s campaign platform included the following 11 points:
Dennis ran for President in order to force a broader discussion of the harm that spending hundreds of billions of dollars on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was having on our economy here at home. The following 6 minute biography, called Who is Dennis Kucinich? made in January 2008, is a good introduction to Dennis and why he was running:
Video: Who is Dennis Kucinich? 6 minutes January 2008
The corporate media in their never ending attacks on Dennis claimed that his campaign was a failure. In fact, Dennis focus on the harm caused by war made it one of the central issues of the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Barack Obama’s votes against war and speeches against war were pivotal reasons why he defeated Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination and defeated John McCain to become President. Dennis did succeed in reframing the national debate to include the issue of world peace.
Once again, Dennis was proven right in warning that shipping billions of dollars overseas to pay for oil wars would eventually crash our national economy.
Kucinich receives a standing ovation following his speech on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. August 27, 2008. Dennis called on Congress to end the wars and bring our troops home. Dennis asked: Why are there billions in borrowed money to bomb bridges in Iraq, but no money to build bridges here in America?
Below is the video of this 6 minute speech: Video: Dennis Kucinich… Wake Up America 6 minutes August 2008