Friday, January 11, 2008

Kucinich's Speech in New Hampshire

This is the full speech at the Primary Night results viewing party at Jillian's in Manchester, New Hampshire. Despite the knowledge that they wouldn't pull a huge percentage of votes, Dennis's supporters were relentlessly upbeat and full of progressive energy. It was a terrific evening, with plenty of food and drink, and a few open pool tables for an early evening game.

Sal Liccione is the Connecticut Coordinator for the Kucinich campaign. He went out of his way to ensure Dennis and Elizabeth said "Hi" to me.

This is me at the bar, concentrating intently on the bottles to see if they could make me a Vodka and Robitussin, as I was rapidly weakening with the flu. I decided on a Harpoon IPA, which tasted really good, but may have contributed to me getting sick that much faster.

Dennis and Elizabeth greet supporters outside the restaurant. There was plenty of snow on the ground, but it was quite balmy for a January night in New Hampshire.

Dennis makes a point during his memorable speech. It's really a shame that more voters don't get the opportunity to hear his message. If he only had Ron Paul's money and John Edwards' numbers, we'd have a true progressive topping the race.

All in all, it was a fine evening. Lots of fun and plenty of drama, thanks to the surprising Clinton victory.

Many thanks are due to Sal and Ed Anderson; because of them, I wasn't forced to spend the night in the van. The next day, I finished my job at the airport (coincidentally, I was sent to Manchester for work on primary day!), drove home, and promptly fell asleep for 14 hours! That must have helped, because I'm feeling much better now.


Connecticut Man1 said...

Hey Bob. Thaks for putting this stuff up since the MSM won't!

As for your 10% question on New Hampshire? I don't know the answer (yet) But it looks like the recounts are going ahead on both sides of the political divide.

"Today the New Hampshire secretary of state's office announced that Republican presidential nominee candidate Albert Howard also asked for a statewide recount of the Republican primary results."

And Kucinich is going to pony up the money to pay for the Democratic party's recount.

CT Bob said...

The fact that Kucinich, who won't stand to gain anything, is willing to pay for the recount says a lot about his character. This is a guy who wants to see fair elections regardless of who wins. If the MSM had even bothered to cover him, we'd have a lot better chance of getting good leadership next year.