In the second of my Candidate Comicbook Characters series, I did not have to go far to find a match. My strategy is simply to look up the candidates and match them with comic book super powers. A brief investigation of Democratic Candidate Dennis Kucinich reveals that, like any good super hero, he is only part time at his day job. He is a politician, so he is something of a shape-shifter. He's a Democrat, so he is "green". He also favors a position of "cease fire." The clincher for his super hero identity: he listens to aliens.
These qualities convince me that if he were a comic book super being, he would be the Martian Manhunter. MM hates fire, is telepathic and able to communicate with humans and aliens, and he can change shapes from his native martian, to human-like. My rendition of the Kucinich Martian--mid change--can be seen below.
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