Posted: August 2, 2007 1:33 PM
KucinichSpace? Kucinich Launches Social Networking Site
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, last week launched the Dennis4President Action Center, a MySpace-like social networking Web site for people who back Kucinich or Kucinich-related issues.
Visitors to the “center” can create profiles, join groups, participate in forums, post blog subjects and, of course, donate money to the Kucinich campaign. Currently, the site has 1,291 members, many of whom are Kucinich volunteers.
“Make your vote count, and your voice can be heard,” Kucinich says in a video, on his Web site.
A poster on AOL’s election blog, meanwhile, said he thinks Kucinich would strengthen his chances of success by seeking a third-party candidacy and joining forces with Republican candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.
“The Ohio Democrat and the Texas Republican have a significant bond: They’re anti-war activists detested by their party establishment who, on a bipartisan or third-party ticket, could command significant grassroots support,” he wrote.
Although Kucinich has hardly gotten the attention given to the Democratic front-runners, he has been acknowledged for his tenacity.
“Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich has just one percent support in the polls, six candidates ahead of him and next to no chance of becoming U.S. president. But don’t tell him that,” Reuters reported. “Kucinich was the last Democrat standing against Sen. John Kerry in 2004 — if only because he refused to quit. And he’s convinced his second run for the presidential nomination will be more successful.”
“I’m in this campaign to win,” Kucinich said in the article.