by Natasha H. (age 15)
February 24, 2007
This weekend the tallest man in America, in terms of courage and strength of character, established that he also is the most charismatic speaker in America. Dennis Kucinich hit the Southland like a whirlwind, waking up audiences all over Los Angeles County to the fact that he will indeed be the next Comander-in-Chief. He's not running to make a point. He's running because he is going to be the next President of the United States.
There is something about him such that when you see him, you just know he's going to win. Charismatic doesn't even describe it. He's always been a great speaker. Still, of all the times this writer has seen him, he has never been so electrifying. He shares the vision of the people and people know it. He says that the country has changed. It's more than the country that has changed. He's changed. He's still the great, honest, trustworthy man he always was. As this writer watched him tonight and saw the way he was saying everything, this writer knew he is going somewhere. He is going up. If anyone wants to be a part of the winning campaign, they better get on board. This writer spoke to other members of the audience and found that they were all on board.
Tad Daley, who introduced him, spoke of the changes that have been brought about when great candidates (like Bobby Kennedy and Eugene Debs) just run for President. Within 10 seconds of Dennis taking the floor, the audience was convinced that it would be Dennis who would be enacting Dennis's programs himself from the White House.
On Wednesday, Dennis mopped the floor of the first debate with the other candidates. They got lukewarm responses from their handfuls of supporters while Dennis stole the hearts and souls of the entire audience.
In Culver City, the last stop before leaving California on a Red Eye , Dennis spoke to a no-standing-room-left audience that felt every word he said. Most of the event revolved around Dennis answering questions from his heart. Dennis's strength is in his openness and honesty. Because he reflects what the people want, he can tell everything they want to know about his positions. Audiences everywhere love him for this. He spoke of abolishing nuclear weapons, abolishing capital punishment, and ending NAFTA and all the free trade agreements. He also told the audience how he would accomplish this.
Dennis's wife Elizabeth also spoke, giving the audience a glimpse of what people must have felt more than half a century ago in the presence of Eleanor Roosevelt. Elizabeth's sincere commitment to helping mankind is reminiscent of what one reads of Mrs. Roosevelt. Elizabeth is exactly the kind of great First Lady America needs.
After Dennis and Elizabeth rushed to their plane, members of the audience eagerly planned how they could organize to win this one for America. Dennis's presentation was powerful and the audience felt they could go out and make a difference.
Earlier in the day, Dennis had received an award from 16 different peace groups, mostly connected with the military and military families. Dennis is their hero as he is the only candidate who is doing more than talk to bring the troops home and end the war. The peace groups and military families sought him out so that they could express their gratitude.
At various other events around the Los Angeles area, a great many people felt lucky to have had their lives touched by Dennis Kucinich and to have seen the next President of the United States.
By Alex H. (age 17)
If you think you've seen Dennis speak, think again. Dennis was on fire this weekend. Dennis's charisma, his speaking style and his ability to excite an audience reminds this author of Bill Clinton. Dennis deeply touched the audience with his remembrance of Qana after the attacks. Members of the audience were moved to tears, and even Dennis had to fight back tears as he remembered families who had lost their loved ones. His story of the spirit and desire of the Lebanese people to reach out in peace to Americans and to the people of Israel was a message of hope that a lasting peace was achievable. For that lasting peace, the governments must follow the will of their people.
While some Democrats have taken impeachment off the table, Dennis Kucinich is open to the possibility of impeachment of the current administration officials. However, his focus is on ending war and restoring peace to the world.
A win for Dennis is a victory for the people. So, what will it take? It will take a repeat of November 7, 2006, when the people turned their backs on the news media and on big money to vote for what the people wanted. The Democratic Party has let down the Democratic voters and abandoned the mandate for which those voters voted. Big money interests have taken over the Democratic Party. Now the Democratic Party is standing against the people. There is still hope for the Democratic Party. That hope is a Kucinich victory in the 2008 primaries. There is no doubt he can win the general election. The question is whether the Democratic Party will use dirty tricks to thwart the will of the people, or whether it will allow the people to nominate their favorite, Dennis Kucinich.
Can any other Democratic Presidential candidate win? Is any other Democratic candidate willing to following the wishes of the voters? Does any other candidate have a history of being trustworthy once in office? Has any other candidate put people ahead of big business in their current or most recent government positions? For Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Obama and Richardson, the answer to all these is "no." The people know it. After they went against their consciences to vote for Kerry in 2004, they won't vote for another figurehead candidate in 2008. Each of these candidates can save themselves a fortune by investing their money in something that may bring in a positive return and staying out of presidential politics.
The American people are fed up with the Democratic Party, its broken promises and its sellout politics. Dennis is the last chance the Democratic Party has to restore its integrity and give the Democratic Party back some of its credibility. Will the Democratic Party save itself or commit suicide?
The American people are going to fight for what they want in 2008, and what they want is Dennis.
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