Mr. Kucinich is now running for president
. He announced his longshot
candidacy in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio
where he was once mayor.
"I am running for president of the United States to enable the goddess of peace to encircle within her arms all the children of this country and all the children of the world," Mr. Kucinich said. "As president I will work with leaders of the world to make war a thing of the past, to abolish nuclear weapons."
He says he revoke the United States participation in Nafta and the World Trade Organization, repeal the USA Patriot Act, create a universal health care system, establish universal prekindergarten schooling and create a cabinet-level Department of Peace that would bring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s principles of nonviolence into government.
Not a bad platform if you're a liberal or a progressive. I think it's great he's in the race, but he has a snowball's chance in hell of winning.
Then again, the Chicago Cubs did finally win a playoff series... so, go longshot candidacy!!!