Love the newest video from the Rosemary Palmer campaign. The had the foresight to pay attention to the new census figures, the good fortune that Kucinich had a particularly embarrassing campaign event to attend for the Presidential Primary and the skill to pull off a find video. From the presser:
US CENSUS BUREAU: CLEVELAND IS ONE OF
AMERICA’S POOREST CITIES
KUCINICH GOES TO DISNEY WORLD
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In its annual release of poverty data released today, The US Census Bureau has once again rated Cleveland as one of the poorest cities in the country. This is not the first time the city has earned this unwanted distinction and a trend seems to be developing. Cleveland has consistently been ranked highest in terms of poverty levels over the past decade. For data covering the 2006 Calendar year, Cleveland is ranked as the fourth poorest city, just behind, Detroit, Buffalo and Cincinnati, respectively.
“This is heart-breaking news and a strong indication that there needs to be a new approach to addressing the problem,” said Rosemary Palmer, Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for the 10th Congressional District of Ohio. “Cleveland needs leadership determined to address the real problems facing Clevelanders,” she said.
Palmer is challenging incumbent Congressman Dennis Kucinich for the party nomination in March of 2008. “Congressman Kucinich’s tenure as a Member of Congress is a clear failure given these statistics,” Palmer claimed. “True leadership is finding the best possible outcomes, and being able to forego the perfect in order to achieve the possible. A hands on, pragmatic approach is needed to address the complicated issue of poverty in Cleveland, and Congressman Kucinich is remarkably absent in the effort,” she said.
Given the litigious nature of the Disney intellectual property department, that video with that music may not be around long. Still a fine piece of work. Congrats to Team Palmer for a job well done.