Thursday, January 03, 2008

Dennis's menaces

Kucinich is getting snagged in bureaucratic red tape, and it's not even the government -- it's his own political party. He's been excluded from the Texas ballot because he wouldn't sign and swear an oath to “fully support the Democratic nominee for President, whoever that shall be,” something he crossed out on the application form. In turn he, along with supporter Willie Nelson, have filed a lawsuit against Texas, stating that a blind loyalty oath is a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution! Willie Nelson's statement added that such a requirement is "un-American". [net news publisher] [Burnt Orange Report] Party spokesperson Amber Moon said that Kucinich wanted to change the pledge so that he wouldn't be required to support a candidate who would use war as a tool of foreign policy.
[Houston Chronicle]

It's not just Texas messing with Kucinich -- Iowa excluded him from the Des Moines Register debate because his Iowa field director operates from a home office rather than a rented storefront. That's according to his website.

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