Dennis Kucinich: The Official Candidate of Pizza Hut

by

comment
Congressman Dennis Kucinich may lack any real political endorsements. But when it came time for Pizza Hut to pick the best presidential candidate to appear in its new commercial, there was never any question. The ad splices together soundbites from the different candidates. When the announcer says, “Are people seeing lower prices now?” the commercial cuts to Dennis saying, “More people in this country have seen UFOs.” Of course, the ad has outraged Kucinich supporters, who are angry that Pizza Hut would focus on the little guy’s belief in extra-terrestrials, instead of touting his work on behalf of imporant issues, like writing press releases and spending public money to vacation in Hawaii. “That’s fucking unfair,” writes one blogger on Wonkette. “That fattie Bill Richardson is clearly behind this.” Yet while Bill Richardson’s figure clearly exhibits a devotion to pepperoni, Pizza Hut officials claim there was no harm intended. “We found humor in his comment,” a company flak told The Plain Dealer. Besides, showing Kucinich babbling about his universal healthcare proposal in an ad for pizza just wouldn’t make any sense, now would it. – Jared Klaus

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.