Maybe I'm just to close to see this but I can't see why people always talk about Kuchinich like he is, well compitent much less visionary. I mean from my perspective what Bush is to conservatives, Kuchinich is to liberals.
I've had him as my congressman for, well almost my whole life, and he has been a constant source of disapointment to me, of course in my opinion Ohio in general has some of the worst politicians including our wonderful governor Taft and several former mayors of Cleveland, but I digress.
It has been my experience growing up with this leadership and seeing him on TV and even locally campaining that he isn't very effective. When I was young even though he was supposed to be looking at national policy he was always to busy appearing at local events. For example I remember him standing in front of a hospital closing vowing to keep it open to make sure the poor in the area could have local access to decent doctors, a week later is was closed. This always seemed to be his trend in my life time, that when the attention was elsewhere so was he with no comment to the last project. Now that he is running for president he seems to have a much more national vision but I fail to see how he has really changed his operations. He seems always more content to shout out what he wants or what is wrong then actually making any change. Often times he has come off as totally unrealistic in his political theory. He seems highly prone to well intentioned unrealistic high handed failures.
I wish I could speak to his term as mayor of Cleveland but I wasn't around for it and I don't want to pass on second hand information.
I'm not going to say there is some you simply must vote for but I beg you to at least rethink this particular individual.