Kucinich is Out

So much for his “I’m in this to the convention” rhetoric.

Democrat Dennis Kucinich is abandoning his second, long-shot bid for the White House as he faces a tough fight to hold onto his other job — U.S. congressman.

In an interview with Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, the six-term House member said he was quitting the race and would make a formal announcement on Friday.

“I will be announcing that I’m transitioning out of the presidential campaign,” Kucinich said. “I’m making that announcement tomorrow about a new direction.”

Kucinich has received little support in his presidential bid; he got 1 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary and was shut out in the Iowa caucuses. He did have a devoted following.

This guy knows how to play to the eye of the camera, and he jumped in its view every chance he got. His policy positions are some of the wackiest out there, but you gotta give Kucinich a gold star for tenacity.

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2008 Election, Campaign, Dennis Kucinich, Politics

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