Friday, November 30, 2007

Thanks, but
Why a Kucinich-Paul ticket wouldn’t work
I’ve long thought that a left-right fusion movement based around opposition to global interventionism, a defense of civil liberties, and a genuine populist critique of government and corporate elites could provide a healthy counterpoint to our current bipartisan consensus. And who better to lead it than these two gadflies?
— Lee at Thinking Reed

How about as a real, governing replacement of it?
"Dr. Paul and Rep. Kucinich are friends and there is a lot of mutual respect," Paul communications director Jesse Benton said in an e-mail when asked whether a running-mate spot on the Kucinich ticket would be attractive to Paul. "They have worked, and will continue to work, together on the ending the war and protecting civil liberties.

"However, Ron wants to substantially cut the size and scope of the federal government. There are too many differences on issues such as taxes and spending to think a joint ticket would be possible."

Can you imagine how much better this country would be if Ron Paul was a typical Republican and Dennis Kucinich was a typical Democrat?
Elizabeth Kucinich says her husband ‘absolutely’ would consider running on a ticket with him.
What really interests me is that she says she’s studied Ron Paul’s position on monetary policy, and come over to his viewpoint!
Completely irrelevant (like voting for the sexy candidate) but a First Lady who’s attractive and English (there’s no reason why a British subject or dual citizen couldn’t be; it’s not an elected office!) with an impressive CV (humanitarian and in ways Christian, probably not right on all points but not a beauty contestant’s puff platform either) would be nice.

From the LRC blog.

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