Willie Nelson Endorses Congressman Dennis Kucinich For President
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.
Nashville won't like it, but the Red Headed Stranger has always been an outlaw there, anyway. He can still hang with the Dixie Chicks. I think a 70 year-old Willie could still kick Toby Keith's AND Travis Tritt's asses, at least musically. The big question is: Who, if anyone, does Willie endorse after Kucinich packs up and goes home? Having Willie strongly support the Democratic nominee could be helpful in some quarters. Of course, it might also get him audited again if the Dem doesn't win.
"Mamas, don't let you're babies grow up to be Repugs. Don't let 'em be lobbyists or corporate execs. Have 'em drink Shiner and eat good Tex-Mex."