Ever wonder how many electoral votes the folks on Vulcan or a Klingon Starship might award a presidential candidate? We might have to start wondering.
During the Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia, moderator Tim Russert asked Dennis Kucinich to shed some light on the recent claim that he had a close encounter with a UFO.
Seems that according to Shirley MacLaine in her new book, "Sage-Ing While Age-Ing", Kucinich has claimed to have seen a UFO.
Kucinich "had a close sighting over my home in Graham, Washington, when I lived there," MacLaine, wrote. "Dennis found his encounter extremely moving. The smell of roses drew him out to my balcony where, when he looked up, he saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent, and observing him.” Kucinich and MacLaine have been close friends.
So is Congressman Kucinich making a pitch for a new constituency in his run for the presidency? Americans who believe in UFOs may be a new voting block for the candidate to consider.
He should seriously increase his standing in the Presidential race considering that right now an astounding 34% of Americans believe in UFOs. Getting all those folks to support him should put him closer to the top of the heap. Considering that Chimpy McFlightsuit’s approval rating is hovering lower than a UFO making passes over Roswell, New Mexico, 34% is not bad for Dennis.
Now, according to polls conducted by the American Research Group, Inc. Kucinich has remained at a steady 1% since last March. The latest poll was conducted October 9-12, 2007. The theoretical margin of error for each sample is plus or minus 4 percentage points, 95% of the time. So, theoretically, at least Rep. Kucinich could be as high as 5% or as low as -3%. Candidate ‘less than Zero’.
So, the 34% plus his own committed troops of 1% could place him as high as 35%.
That constituency may not make Kucinich boldly go where no man has gone before. But, it would place him below Hillary Clinton [45%], but above Obama at 20%.