"DETERMINED, STEADY KUCINICH QUADRUPLES SUPPORT"
If DUmmieland could elect a President, it would no doubt be Dennis Kucinich. He's the wackiest of the current crop of Dems (with the possible exception of Mike "Potted Plant" Gravel), which naturally makes Kookcinich the Favorite Moonbat of the Reality-Based Community. So now when a new poll shows Kookie SOARING in the polls, it brings hope and elation to deflated DUmmie spirits! Get ready to pop those champagne corks, boys, Denny is ON HIS WAY! That's the optimistic outlook (aka wishful thinking) of this THREAD, "DETERMINED, STEADY KUCINICH QUADRUPLES SUPPORT."
Uh, just one thing, though. Kookie's meteoric rise is rather . . . relative, let us say. Dennis the Minus may have risen into the positive digits, but you still need a magnifying lens to find him. Oh, well, one must look for SOME straws to grasp at, when the alternative is Hillary the Inevitable.
So pull up your flying saucer and let us now have a Close Encounter of the Kookie Kind, as we read the hallucinations of the former Boy Wonder's base, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, wondering what planet Elizabeth Kucinich is from, is in the [brackets]:
DETERMINED, STEADY KUCINICH QUADRUPLES SUPPORT
[YES!! NEXT STOP, WHITE HOUSE!!!]
BRADENTON, Fla., Dec. 5, 2007 -- It's been a long time coming. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH, 10th). . . .
. . . has quadrupled his standing in the polls, according to the current USA Today/Gallup Poll.
[QUADRUPLED!!!! WOW! That's AMAZING! PHENOMENAL!!!]
The poll of Democrats and those leaning toward the Democrats in the 2008 presidential election shows Kucinich tied with Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), the well-known chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and New Mexico's Gov. Bill Richardson; he is far ahead of second-generation Conn. Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd.
[IN YOUR FACE, DODD! Take your second-generation la-de-da Connecticut tea-and-crumpets and SHOVE IT! We are FAR AHEAD of you, hear?! FAR ahead! Yes, Dennis is up there now with the big boys, with . . . with . . . Biden? Richardson? Uh, mm, where's Hillary, Obama, and Edwards? Is there a typo here or something?]
Rep. Dennis Kucinich has started emerging from the margins and polls show his popularity up sharply as voters respond to a populist message aimed at working Americans.
[OUT from the margins! UP sharply! Populist! Working! Yes!!]
Among progressives, according to a presidential straw poll released today of 15,000 members of the grassroots Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Kucinich is far stronger than the rest of the Democratic field.
[FAR stronger . . . among . . . 15,000 . . . PDA members. . . . Hmmm . . . well. . . . Grasping at straw polls here. . . .]
These improvements come as Kucinich's message of competence, integrity and foresight is reaching a wider audience. . . .
[COMPETENCE! INTEGRITY! FORESIGHT!]
He has also had to fight off ridicule after NBC debate host Tim Russert asked him if he had seen a UFO. Kucinich, like President Jimmy Carter and orbiting NASA astronauts, admitted that he had - during a visit to the home of Shirley Maclaine - and precipitated a wave of late-night jokes aimed at his supposed gullibility.
[Dennis is every bit as sane as Shirley MacLaine! Take THAT, Tim Russert!]
Kucinich has finally gained parity with the top "second-tier" candidates. . . .
[Yes! Dennis is up there with the TOP second-tier candidates! WHOO-HOO!
Enough of this objective, hard-hitting news article. Now let's get on to the comments of the Reality-Based Community. . . .]
[You're about to SKYROCKET, take off, like a spacecraft heading for the Mother Ship!]
I love DK, but going from 0.5 to 2% does not a President make.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
It was 1% to 4%. . . .
[WHOA! Now we have a conflict between the Two-Percenters and the Four-Percenters! Which is it?? In any case, the point to remember is, Dennis has QUADRUPLED!!!!]
I think I'll buy 4 Powerball tickets and quadruple my chance of winning too!
[I detect a note of sarcasm here.]
Nobody but Dennis in 2008.
[Dennis or DEATH! Dennis or . . . move to another PLANET!]
Impeach them now and vote for Dennis!
[Impeach Hillary! Impeach Obama! Impeach Edwards! Impeach the pollsters! Impeach EVERYONE who doesn't support Dennis!]
I support Kucinich 400% more than I did. . . .
[There! See? QUADRUPLED!]
And in the midst of all this whoopee about Dennis's metoric rise in the polls, he announces that he will run to fill his seat in the House again.
[Plan B from Outer Space.]
He certainly gets more support at DU than he did in '04; of course, that doesn't necessarily reflect the rest of the population.
We're finishing the second campaign season in a row he's been involved in. DK has been invited to every debate, and has had two seasons' worth of chances to raise money and advertise. He's gotten to speak to even more people. His supporters are spreading the word non-stop, as they were in '04. And yet he's still polling at the same sub-5% mark he did in 2004.
[It must be a conspiracy! DEMAND . . . POLLEE-VERIFIED PAPER POLLS!!]
Why isn't DK covered?
[It's hard to get coverage for mental-health issues if it's a pre-existing condition.]
DK has a favorable-image rating of only 24%, compared to 40% unfavorable. That's the worst in the Democratic party, excepting joke candidate Mike Gravel.
[You're calling Mike Gravel a JOKE?! How dare you?! Didn't you see him stare into the camera and then throw that rock into the lake?? And you call him a JOKE??!!]
The polls he has "won" are bogus online polls.
You know, if he went from 0% to 1% it would be an infinite increase in support. . . .
[TO INFINITY . . . AND BEYOND!]
Did you see the reaction on Wolf Blitzer's face when Kucinich had another one of his infamous grand mal seizures about impeachment? . . . Is this some kind of disease?
[BDS has no known cure.]