Yesterday, Casey made the point—while reporting that the South Carolina Democratic Party voted not to include comedian Stephen Colbert on the state’s primary ballot—that fringe candidates often get, well, pushed to the fringe during election season and never get a chance to weigh in on real issues. Case in point—CBS’ interview with Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth. You can watch the entire interview here and Salon‘s Tim Grieve makes it so you don’t have to. Basically, following a painful series of the same question (“So, you would be willing to meet with him?”) surrounding Kucinich’s already well-publicized assertion that he would be more than willing to speak directly with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if he were elected president, CBS’ Hannah Storm launches into how hot his wife is and asks to see her tongue ring. Honestly, I’d rather hear about what’s in the presidential candidate’s pockets or I don’t know, what he thinks about healthcare or the world’s energy crisis, but I guess I’m expecting a bit much from the Early Show.