Democrats, fear not, you won’t have to support a pro-war candidate for president in 2008, like you did in 2004, according to Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich.

“I expect to be the nominee because I am the only peace candidate. The American people should not have a nominee who is not opposed to war,” Kucinich told a crowd of more than 50 people at a fundraiser Sunday night at the home of Audrey Blondin, a former Litchfield Selectwoman and candidate for Secretary of the State.

In a short half-hour speech and question and answer session, which he curtailed because of a CNN appearance in New York City, Kucinich explained the stark differences between him and the Democratic frontrunners, and he laid out a progressive, green vision of the future.

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Ken Krayeske is an attorney in Hartford.

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