Thursday, August 28, 2008

What he said...

I was listening to Wisconsin Public Radio today and aside from a little bit about the Olympics, all they talked about was the Democratic convention, which was no surprise. Oddly, they didn't say anything . "Hillary did what she had to do..." or "Mark Warner's speech was boring," and "all the speeches were boring..." "Hillary said this..." "what will Bill Clinton say tonight..." "did Hillary do enough..." "Joe Biden will probably liven things up...". They went on and on about how uninspiring all the speeches were. Not once did they even mention Dennis Kucinich, who I though made a great speech. Not once. Par for the course for the stupid media, I guess. They decide who we get to listen to. They decide for us that the convention was uninspiring without letting us hear the most inspiring speech so far. They decide for us who is a valid candidate and who is an also-ran. Uff da.

You've probably already seen this or posted it on your own blog, but if you were a person who got all your news from television, radio or the newspaper, (which clearly is not the case) you might not even be aware that Kucinich exists. He says it all in this speech, and I enjoyed watching him hop around. Too bad he's not the nominee, but I guess the media decided for us that he wasn't an option before the primaries even started.

5 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Oh how I wish Dennis had won it.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I feel exactly the same way, Dr. Monkey.

Thanks for posting this, Ed. I didn't catch Dennis' speech.

Suzy said...

Check out the line from Dennis' speech that Obama's people decided to cut: “They’re asking for another four years — in a just world, they’d get 10 to 20.”

Dennis Kucinich is a true progressive.

FranIAm said...

I thought Dennis was amazing - I have always thought that and I will likely always think that.

gomonkeygo said...

I know this'll sound sexist, but my suggestion was that we vote for First Lady separately from President. That way we can get the President we deserve but the First Lady we want. Everyone I know, male and female, wanted Kucinich's lovely wife for First Lady. To hell even with having a President.