Reader: Kucinich Was No Spin Doctor

Are you serious? Calling Dennis Kucinich the "King of Spin?" The title does not even agree with the substance of the article. [“The King of Spin,” December 5] You portray him -- based on various news reports published during his time as Mayor of Cleveland -- as a disaster, a man incapable of playing the political games required to get things done. So how exactly how did the King of Spin spin these news stories to make himself look good in the press? I was a teenager when Kucinich was mayor, and I remember how he was vilified in the press day-in and day-out. The press hated him. He was not able to "spin" those stories. I agree that his political comeback was astounding. But is a political comeback spin? And today he continues to be vilified in the press and ignored by his own party. Yet you write he acts this way to produce "headlines" and that he uses the "issues of the day to get himself on TV." Even if that were true, it ignores the fact that when he is on TV, he continues to be portrayed as a wacko by the press. In fact, after decades in the public eye, rather than being a King of Spin, Kucinich appears to care less about how he is ridiculed then he does about speaking what he believes. (Click "More" to read on)
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