If you thought former Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich was going to bow out quietly after his primary loss on Super Tuesday, then boy were you mistaken.
Despite his affability and “boy mayor” moniker, Kucinich has been in attack mode in recent days calling out everyone from his opponents to the president.
Take for instance, when after his 16-point loss to Democratic challenger Marcy Kaptur, Kucinich called his opponent’s campaign “gutter-level,” reports BuzzFeed.
The race between the two quickly turned negative despite initial resistance to do so. As CBS News explains, Kucinich criticised Kaptur for voting for the Patriot Act, backing the Keystone pipeline, and opposing gay marriage, while Marcy attacked Kucinich for voting against a key manufacturing bill and saying that like LeBron James, Kucinich left Ohio when things got tough.
“Marcy’s been my friend for 30 years and I have to tell you, it was pretty surprising to me the kind of campaign that was run, it was more worthy of Karl Rove than Marcy Kaptur,” he added.
Kucinich also said after his loss that the state of Congress is in shambles.
“It’s in danger of destruction,” he said. “It goes beyond the question of being broken. Broken is something that can be fixed, but our democracy is in danger of being destroyed by interest groups.”
And most recently, in an interview with Talking Points Memo, Kucinich blasted President Obama for allowing the indefinite detainment and assassination of U.S. citizen with terrorist connections.
“The idea that the United States has the ability to summarily execute a US citizen ought to send chills racing up and down the spines of every person of conscience,” he argued. “The fact that our government can set itself up as policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner, all wrapped into one fatal moment, should cause every person who loves this country to be deeply concerned about the direction we’re going.”
While speculation has swirled that Kucinich will seek another bid for Congress, perhaps in Washington, he recently told Fox News that another run this year would be unlikely.
“You know, I just came out of an election,” he said. “The last thing I am thinking about is oh gee you know getting into another race,”
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