From democratic laughing stock to deliverer of the "best speech you'll hear in all four days," and "Kucinich rocks convention!" to "contemplate what might have been..."
In October, 2007, during a presidential debate, TV journalist "par excellence" Tim Russert asked that night's most important question of Dennis Kucinich. It was a question that all Americans wanted the answer to:
"This is a serious question: 'The god-mother of your daughter, Shirley MacLaine, writes in her book that you sighted a UFO over her home in Washington state (audience laughter)...did you see a UFO?'"
Chuckles from Barack Obama (above), other candidates on stage and the audience obviously signaled their distancing of themselves from a flake who had make such a claim.
Last evening at the democratic national convention, that flake was the darling of the night as evidenced by the many positive remarks being heard today. (Examples above.)
Sadly, the other "flake" who has also seen a UFO (remember, that's an unidentified flying object, not necessarily an alien "manned" aircraft from the star system Zeti Reticula) was to deliver an address to the convention last night too. He is a former president. That would be Jimmy Carter. But he got preempted.
While Flake One was champion of last night's speakers for his scathing assessment of a republican controlled government the past eight years and his inspiring call for Americans to "Wake up," Flake Two may have been way too risky to allow on the podium. That's because he might have embarrassed fellow AIPAC supporting democrats like candidate Obama himself, and angered the Zionists who hold the U.S. hostage to Israel as that nation's lap dog.
At least Kucinich may have pulled a few party left wingers back into the fold, versus Carter who might have deeply cost democrats dearly by suggesting Palestinians are people too!