Chia, I am responding to your post on the 6th of January. Have you read Dennis Kucinich's recent book, "The Courage to Survive"? If there is one thing Dennis Kucinich is not, it's thin-skinned! And there is nothing wrong with being soft-spoken when that is most appropriate, but he can certainly stand out and make a point when necessary! He's doing more than just speaking out for peace, animal rights, and many other issues. He's been fighting for them in congress for many years. He's very mis-understood and overlooked in the media. Please don't sell him short! He's honest, kind, thoughtful, but also has strength, wisdom, and everything this country needs in a leader.