CNN's Kyra Philips talks to former congressman James Traficant who is out of prison and considering a run for office.
Are you serious Kyra? I appallud anyone that gets out of prison and makes an effort to try to do something but I just don't think people will vote for a criminal.
Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)
Why should James Traficant be any different from any other politician? None are trustworth.
I don't know anything about MR. Traficant; however, like Rita said, he will fit in "perfectly" with our current political system. We have a house and senate full of crooks.
Thats insane to allow an ex convict to run for office thats like putting a fox in the hen house any one who thinks that this is a good idea needs to be arrested for stupidity .
Only difference in him and a lot of the others is that he has been convicted, although he definately has an attitude and is in denial. He is just another politician on the extreme fringes of his party. It's about time we start electing moderates in both parties that can compromise with the independents. He might be effective. He's a con that can con.
Traficant extorted kickbacks from his own employees. Yet some people in Ohio think he's a stand-up guy. Does that tell you something about what's wrong here?
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