Wednesday, January 23, 2008

President ________, friend of cycling??

I spent a little bit of time recently searching for any references to cycling made by or on behalf of the current presidential candidates. Then I came across this fine article on bikeportland.org, which had already beaten me to the punch.

Personally, I would like to see the candidates participate in a no holds barred crit race instead of party primaries. It would be much more fun than watching meaningless, watered down speeches about "change." I bet that Hilary would take Obama into a curb in a crit before the end of the first lap. I would also suspect that, in a crit, Huckabee would be quite glad he lost that 100 pounds or so over the past few years. And Kucinich would ride a fixie.

3 comments:

Gary said...

From the article:

"Dennis Kucinich is the one candidate on the official list of cosponsors of the Bicycle Commuter Benefits Act. But a search of the Kucinich campaign site did not turn up a single instance of the word bicycle."

I've been meaning to scan and post the letter I received from Dennis regarding support for cycling. He was one of the 3 representatives from OH and the 66 total sponsors who supported H.R.1498.

Julie Lewis-Sroka said...

President Bush is a friend of cycling and look where that got us...

ds said...

I would agree that President Bush is a cyclist, but I would take issue with calling him a "friend of cycling." I have some other names I could call him, but that's a whole other story!