If a tree fell in the forest…could also be answered would anyone know that the man who almost killed Cleveland is out of the race? Dennis Kucinich will quietly ride into the Presidential candidate sunset today when he apparently will announce he is quiting his bid for the White House.
“I will be announcing that I’m transiting out of the presidential campaign,” Kucinich said. “I’m making that announcement tomorrow about a new direction.”
Kucinich, who was elected to the House in 1996, faces a tough race for re-election.
Kucinich, 61, was making his second bid for his party’s nomination; he sought the nod in 2004. He registers in low single digits in polls and has raised little money for what is considered another long-shot run. Kucinich, who is known for his liberal views, has attracted a devoted following.
As to his mention of raising little money, his announcement comes just 2 days after he blew $27,000 on a re-count request in the New Hampshire primary. The re-count was only 40 percent complete when it was halted because of lack of funds and resulted in no changes in how the candidates faired.
So the universal heath care champion who didn’t even provide it for his staff has quit because of lack of campaign funds after blowing $27,000 on a re-count in a primary where he barely registered? No wonder Cleveland went belly up on his watch, good bye and good riddance Dennis.
UPDATE: The National Review does point out one reason to miss Dennis Kucinich now that he is gone.