A Village Voice reporter undergoes a conversion experience merely by covering Kucinich (so that's why everyone else pulled their correspondents!):
At first we were a little cold on each other; after all, I've called him a kook in print before and I made fun of his veganism, which is ironic considering our moment of connection comes while talking about diets. I confess to Kucinich I drink too much coffee and I've been eating a hamburger a day for the last week. He shakes his head. . . He explains how he used to drink six cans of Pepsi a day, and how he originally became a vegan to impress a girl.
"That's what I do!" I say, overjoyed. "I do things to impress girls too!"
The Dennis Kucinich Polka [Village Voice]