In a comment, Sarina Salemi had asked why Dennis Kucinich may be Beowulfian. In my estimation (and this is simply a guess really) and from taking some time over the last few months familiarizing myself with the Dem candidates for nomination–from Kerry’s tragic posture, to Lieberman’s desperation–I find that with Kucinich (perhaps the least nationally electable of people, which is probably a compliment) what you see, hear, and read is what you get.
I don’t agree with his all positions. But I get the impression that with this politician, you know what to agree or disagree with. This is fresh and rare.
For me, labels don’t matter, or platforms. It’s coherence and transparency that get’s me interested.