Far-left Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who lost a primary battle to fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur on Tuesday night, might emerge on cable news once his term ends in January.
Even though the Democrats will be heavily favored to retain the redistricted seat in November, several of the anchors at MSNBC seemed to particularly lament the loss of the most liberal voice in the House.
Watch the MSNBC crew sing the praises of Kucinich.
Rachel Maddow said Kucinich’s loss was hard to believe, while Al Sharpton called him “the dependable guy with the progressive community,” and added that he will be missed.
Ed Schultz praised Kucinich for his stances on health care and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Schultz also liked his stance on labor, which has been of particular interest to him lately.
All of this praise has led to speculation in some quarters that MSNBC or Current TV might be interested in hiring Kucinich once his term is over in January. Current would seem the more logical choice as they are still building their lineup and have plenty of time to fill, while MSNBC would have to rejigger their schedule if they were to give him his own show, as opposed to hiring him as a commentator.
In either case, hiring Kucinich is unlikely to bring much in the way of additional viewers, but it would give the far-left yet another voice on the air.