Apparently the Hobbit diet has drawbacks. CLEVELAND-Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, who is a vegan, has been hospitalized with "severe" effects of food poisoning.
The 60-year-old congressman from Cleveland became sick Sunday night while flying to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to address the national Longshoremen's convention. He went ahead with the speech Monday but immediately returned home and was hospitalized in the Cleveland area.
The name of the hospital wasn't disclosed. Andy Juniewicz, a campaign spokesman, said Kucinich was improving Tuesday night and said no medical update was available Wednesday morning.
Kucinich, a former Cleveland mayor, typically polls in the low single digits. I don't know which would be worse-being Dennis Kucinich, or having to get sick in Cleveland.