Dennis Kucinich wants to see someone challenge President Barack Obama in Democratic primary in 2012
"I think primaries can have the opportunity of raising the issues and make the Democratic candidate a stronger candidate," Kucinich, a Democratic candidate in 2008, said Thursday on C-SPAN. “I think it’s safe to predict that President Obama will continue to be the nominee of the Democratic primary, but he can be a stronger nominee if he receives a strong challenge in a primary.”
As for who the Democrat to challenge Obama might be, Kucinich said he's not sure.
"That is not up to me to say — I’m focusing on being reelected to the House of Representatives," he said.
Nonetheless, Kucinich did have some thoughts on the issues that a primary challenger might want to focus on.
“I’m very interested in making sure that creation of jobs, health care for all, protection of Social Security and Medicare, those things are fundamental — and education,” he said. “Those are issues that certainly should be brought up in primaries. And, finally, getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan. We have to stop roaming the world looking for dragons to slay — we’ve things to take care of right here at home.”
Frankly I'd like to see Corporate Whore Obama carted out of the White House in handcuffs with a raincoat thrown over his head.
But barring that, a primary to give Dems like myself the chance to show what we think of his corporate-friendly, endless war policies would be a good thing.
Doubtful he can be knocked off.
But I'd like a chance to vote for somebody who isn't for everlasting war in Afghanistan, GMO's in our food, expanded spying powers for the feds, bailouts for the banks, and shivs for teachers and public schools so that his EMO pals can make billions expanding the NCLB testing apparatus to every other subject.
So yeah, a primary challenge would be great.
A perp walk would be even better.