On Thursday, the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Dennis Kucinich had been selected to be campaign manager.
Kucinich, a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, has some experience with presidential races, having twice run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
Kennedy explained in a Thursday campaign press release some of the reasoning behind choosing Kucinich:
‘Dennis Kucinich has brought invaluable electoral experience to our campaign,’ said Kennedy. ‘He knows how the system works from the inside out, and his deep knowledge of issues and his personal integrity are fully aligned with the core values our campaign is bringing to American politics.’
The press release also includes this commendation for Kucinich:
Due to his early opposition to the Iraq War, free trade agreements, and the surveillance state, and his support for huge investments in infrastructure, Mr. Kucinich has earned a reputation as one of America’s most prescient politicians.
While the official announcement came on Thursday, Kennedy had mentioned in a Twitter post two weeks earlier that Kucinich was his campaign manager, though maybe at that time the arrangement was interim.
For some explanation why Kucinich supports Kennedy’s candidacy and thus would take on being Kennedy’s campaign manager, watch Kucinich’s speech that immediately preceded Kennedy’s April 19 campaign announcement speech:
Kucinich is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.