I love Willie: great songwriter, great singer, great eccentric personality, still a loose canon at 70 freaking years of age. But none of that means he knows dick about politics, in fact as we have discussed in great detail, length and variety in the past, perhaps all of those good things specifically lead to someone not knowing dick about politics.
Willie has endorsed the tiny terror, Dennis Kucinich for president:
- WILLIE NELSON ENDORSES CONGRESSMAN DENNIS KUCINICH FOR PRESIDENT
One of the most beloved figures in popular music and culture is endorsing the populist candidate, Dennis Kucinich.
Statement from Willie Nelson:
“I am endorsing Dennis Kucinich for President because he stands up for heartland Americans who are too often overlooked and unheard. He has done that his whole political career. Big corporations are well-represented in Washington, but Dennis Kucinich is a rare Congressman of conscience and bravery who fights for the unrepresented, much like the late Senator Paul Wellstone. Dennis champions individual privacy, safe food laws and family farmers. A Kucinich Administration will put the interests of America’s family farmers, consumers and environment above the greed of industrial agribusiness.
I normally do not get too heavily involved in politics, but this is more about getting involved with America than with politics. I encourage people to learn more about Dennis Kucinich at http://www.kucinich.us and I will be doing all I can to raise his profile with voters. I plan to do concerts to benefit the campaign.”
“It’s an honor,” commented Rep. Kucinich, “to earn the support of a man who has come to symbolize the best values of America.” Kucinich is a four-term member of Congress from Ohio, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and leading critic in Washington of the Bush Administration’s foreign and domestic policies. He is an advocate for family farmers.