- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 5, 2008

MANCHESTER, NH Supporters of Rep. Dennis Kucinich marched in the streets and stalled traffic as New Hampshire voters tried to get into the ABC candidate debates being held tonight.

“Let Dennis debate! Now!” they chanted, in protest of ABC’s policy that Mr. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, did not meet its participation standards. The network allowed only the top four candidates from the Iowa caucus or those who ranked at 5 percent or more in polls to take the stage.

The protesters weaved in and out of traffic for their march, chanting and holding signs that read “Strength through peace” and “ABC has silenced my voice,” and encouraged those stuck in traffic to honk in support of their cause. Many complied.

At one point the protesters bumped into some smiling women attempting to cross the street.

A Ron Paul van rolled by, its driver looking amused. Supporters for the other candidates also obstructed traffic, to the chagrin of voters.

“We already know who we’re voting for,” one woman driver shouted out her car window, irritated that anti-war groups and volunteers for each campaign were slowing traffic flow.

Among the line of cars was a pair of “pigs” dancing in a red convertible to the blaring pop tune “Get This Party Started.”

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