Far left Democratic Presidential hopeful, Dennis Kucinich, has urged his supporters to back the far more electable Barack Obama.
Dennis Kucinich, far left, Barack Obama, centre left
From the Communist Party USA’s Political Affairs editors Blog
Polling about 1% in Iowa just a day before the Iowa Caucuses, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) urged his supporters to back him, but in places where they do not have enough votes to make an impact, to throw their support behind Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).
Kucinich was quoted in the Baltimore Sun as saying:
“I strongly encourage all of my supporters to make Barack Obama their second choice. Sen. Obama and I have one thing in common: Change.”
To which Obama replied:
“I have a lot of respect for Congressman Kucinich, and I’m honored that he has done this because we both believe deeply in the need for fundamental change. He and I have been fighting for a number of the same priorities — including an end to the war in Iraq that we both opposed from the start.”
I have posted several times on the Communist Party USA’s support for Barack Obama.
I have also posted on Dennis Kucinich and his long term links to the Communist Party.
I also predicted that Kucinich would do again what he did in 2004.
That is, run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Consolidate a base of extreme left support. Then stand aside, handing his support base to a leftist Democrat with more chance of success.
I quote CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb;
Finally, we should have a positive attitude toward the candidacy of Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Despite the efforts of the media to sideline him, Kucinich is emerging as a leading voice of the broad people’s coalition. He brings consistent anti-right, anti-corporate, pro-peace positions to the presidential primaries and debates. None of the other candidates can make the same claim. The more he speaks to audiences of the core forces, the better positioned the movement will be to win in 2008 and to fight the good fight in 2009.
In 2004 Kucinich handed his leftist support base to the CPUSA backed Democratic contender, John Kerry.
In endorsing Barack Obama, Kucinich is again backing the Communist Party’s favoured son.