Skip to comments.Left vs. Left: Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich Battle for Governor of Ohio
Posted on 04/30/2018 8:17:36 AM PDT by RightGeek
Richard Cordray speaks softly and carries a big stack: lime-green index cards, pressed into his shirt pocket, near enough for any sudden onset of note-taking.
A former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he has been endorsed in his bid for Ohio governor by Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has told him he needs to learn how to brag more. I am pretty good at getting back peoples money, Mr. Cordray managed before an outdoor crowd of dozens here recently. Polite applause followed. He is trying.
Dennis Kucinich speaks until someone interrupts him and even this is often insufficient and carries a bag of vegan groceries heavy enough to sink his right arm like a weight-bearing scale of justice.
A former congressman and presidential candidate also running for governor, he has been endorsed in the May 8 Democratic primary by allies of Senator Bernie Sanders, who remember Mr. Kucinichs lectern-pounding opposition to the Iraq war and his long-ago turn as the boy mayor of Cleveland.
Dennis! shouted Keith Thornhill, 58, a cape-wearing sidewalk busker who was a teenager when Mr. Kucinich, now 71, first ran the city. Glad youre back in the game, man.
Hey, Superman, Mr. Kucinich said.
Since the election of President Trump, certain conflicts have been inevitable for a Democratic Party asking itself how to win again: liberal or moderate candidates? Populist or pragmatist? Establishment or insurgent? But in the race between Mr. Cordray and Mr. Kucinich one of the years most closely watched Democratic primaries a more basic tension has consumed the collective left: Who has the truest claim to progressivism in 2018, when both candidates can credibly grab at the label?
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Kucinich is not uniparty and regularly praises Trump and attacks the deep state. If you have to pick a side, well
I’d take anti-deep state Kucinich over Uniparty Kasich (if those were the two options, just saying).
Just to be clear here, on the Republican side, Gov. Kaisch is term limited, so the primary election is between Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Senator, and
Mary Taylor, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.
At least Kucinich is consistent in his positions...no matter who is in the White House.
I read that headline and weep for my birthplace.
I’ll probably fall in line(like we always do) when the time comes, but emotionally speaking, I like Dennis Kucinich much more than Mike DeWine.
How can you think of electing a guy who needs a stepladder to kiss his wife?
Agree. Remember that Kucinich also has the second hottest wife in politics. At his age that counts for something, doesn’t it? Love the story of how they met. (Disclaimer: similar stories are old lore in my own family’s history.) Plus his family is from the same part of the “Old World” as mine. Enough reason to support him over some wannabe “progressive” Marxist swine. I could live with him as governor.
Richard Cordray is more popular than Dennis Kucinich.
Richard Cordray will likely win.
When the Cuyahoga River caught on fire...
Looks like he’s a candidate for a “bust in the mouth!”
Kucinich is definitely the most popular politician on Zeta Reticuli. I figure if the Messkins get to vote they should too.
Vote for the Munchkin with the Amazon on his arm. He is perfect for the Ohio demonrat party.
We know why he’s smiling, but why is she? LOL
Kucinich is leftist but honest. Would take him anytime over the typical Dem.
This should be interesting. Kuku is a hybrid between a Crazy Democrat and an Insane Democrat which is not a good combination in a Democrat primary. Something about being neither fish nor fowl comes to mind. At any rate it makes no difference since a Democrat of any stripe isn’t going to win anyway. Ohio is Trump country.
Cordray was a fine dictator at the CFPB. With zero congressional or executive branch oversight, corruption pays very well.
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