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Had Kucinich stuck with his original beliefs, he certainly would have stood out among the Democrats. With Al Sharpton, Carol Moseley-Braun and Howard Dean all vying for the left-liberal Democratic vote, he needed something to distinguish himself.
Being pro-life might have enabled him to draw in non-traditional Democratic voters — exactly the sort of people who could have given him upset victories in the primaries. That’s probably the best chance a darkhorse like him had.
Instead, he caved.
Kucinich is gambling that this will neutralize the issue. He’s almost certainly wrong. Rivals for the leftist Democratic vote aren’t likely to let it slide.
And why should they? If Kucinich can flip-flop on an issue this big, what does that say about the guy?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?