With his loss in last night's Ohio primary, Dennis Kucinich faces the end of his congressional career. But that doesn't mean he has to fade from cultural relevance. At 65, the UFO-spotting icon of the antiwar left, who famously filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, still has a lot of life in him. Here's what we recommend for the currently down-on-his-luck congressman:
Form a Band with Willie Nelson
With his surprisingly silky vocals (listen to him sing Merle Travis' "Sixteen Tons"), support for marijuana legalization and close-knit relationship with country legend and weed advocate Willie Nelson, it's not hard to imagine a nationwide tour with Kucinich on backup vocals. It could be good for Willie too, forcing him to branch out to different genres given Kucinich's affection for heavy metal.
Run for Election in Washington State
A less exciting but certainly practical option: Kucinich could run for Congress in another district. According to The Washington Post, he's made vague statements about pulling a carpetbagger move in Washington state to run in a deep blue district there. To be sure, it looks like a long-shot at this point. "He would need to establish residency there by mid-April, but it’s not certain he could do that while remaining in Congress representing an Ohio district," notes the newspaper. It appears he would have to resign his current post early to make the move.