He said a loss for the President would be very damaging for progressives and other Democrats, and Democrats weren't likely to get much done as a minority party in the House if they lose big in November.
As overall perspective? "This is not," he said, "the first lousy bill I've voted for in my career."
Earlier, Kucinich held a press conference to describe why he will support the proposal as beneficial on the whole.
The 2008 Presidential candidate also told FireDogLake founder Jane Hamsher that he would return the $16,000 in donations she'd raised last week for him from readers of the site on the basis that he was the most visible progressive voting "no."