An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the two-time presidential candidate and icon of the antiwar left, suffered a bruising primary defeat Tuesday as a new Republican-drawn congressional map threatened to end the career of one of the most colorful figures in Congress.
With most attention focused on the state’s GOP presidential primary battle, and no Democratic primary for president, Kucinich was left in a low-turnout race in a newly drawn district against his once-close ally, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio).
With about 90 percent of the vote in, Kaptur led 60 to 36 percent.
Uh….wow. That’s a pretty good trouncing. I don’t know diddly about Kaptur. Matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever heard her mentioned….anywhere. Well, if I have, evidently she didn’t make much of an impression. Hmmm… Not that I’m sorry to see Kucinich go, but ya know, he actually seems like a nice guy, although a bit off the rails…a few fries short….one beer short… Well, you know.