Today Presidential candidate and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) made public appearances in Westport and Norwalk, before heading up to the University of Connecticut and on to New Hampshire. Visit Kucinich.us for more info on the candidate.
I was lucky enough to ride in the van that picked up the candidate at La Guardia, and had nearly an hour to interview him and his wife Elizabeth before arriving at the Westport home of Democratic activist Sal Liccione.
Accompanying me was Dave Stevenson (driving), Norwalk Common Council candidate Mike Geake, and MLN poster Greenpeas.
After finally locating the candidate, we piled back into the van for the trip to Westport. Greenpeas and I spent the entire ride interviewing Dennis and Elizabeth. Remarkably, we survived Dave's driving, and arrived at Sal's apartment for a meeting with bloggers and online participants.
Kucinich spent a good 1/2 hour answering questions before going across the street for a press conference at the Westport Library, much to the grumbling of some of the mainstream media who were waiting impatiently while the candidate spoke to us bloggers.
Hey guys...get used to it!
Anyway, I shot nearly 2 hours of video, and I'll get some of it online tomorrow and the rest on Monday. There's a lot of material to sort through.
Oh, and on a completely different topic, I bet Dave Stevenson $40 that Rudy Giuliani WOULDN'T get nominated by the Republicans for President. I couldn't believe he'd take a sucker bet like that! The only sad part is that I'll have to wait until September 4th next year to collect!
UPDATE: I accepted Dave's offer to raise the bet to 80 bucks. That'll pay for a lot of videotapes and a helmet (for when Dave drives.)