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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tune in tonight...

Finally some good news for Dennis Kucinich and his supporters! After being unfairly excluded from the two previous Democratic debates, he was invited, then un-invited, to participate in the MSNBC Nevada debate tonight. After MSNBC rescinded their initial invitation, Dennis filed suit in the Nevada courts and won. Clark County District Court Judge Charles Thompson ruled that Kucinich must have a place on the stage; otherwise, the judge said he would issue an injunction canceling the event.

Kucinich said he has advocated positions his opponents have not on issues like the Iraq war, trade and health care. "So my being there creates a debate," he said.

MSNBC had decided to exclude Kucinich after his poor performances in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. (Hmm, could that have anything to do with the media focusing their attention exclusively on Clinton and Obama? Or the fact that Kucinich was excluded from the last two debates, again thanks to the media and special interest groups???)

Anyhoo... I know it's short notice, but if you read this in time, be sure to tune in tonight and catch Dennis in the debate, assuming MSNBC isn't able to block him somehow at the last minute.

It's starting at 6:00 Pacific time. I'll be cheering him on from my kitchen.


Well, never mind. The Nevada Superior Court overturned the lower court's decision shortly before the start of the debates. I wonder how many of those Superior Court judges have ties to the rich corporations and special interest groups who are threatened by Kucinich's actual common sense solutions? How frustrating. Another blow to our so-called democratic system...


Vegan_Noodle said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'll tune in as well (though I'm dreading the banter from the other candidates).

Vegan_Noodle said...

Ahh! Just saw an article (and turned on the tv for affirmation) that the decision was overturned by the nevada supreme court. No Kucinich.... that sucks.