Monday, May 26, 2008

MP3 of the Week: "We Remember Mike Gravel" Edition

This Memorial Day I'd like to have a moment of silence for the campaign of Mike Gravel.

Yes, Mike ended his campaign yesterday when Bob Barr was nominated as the Libertarian candidate for President. What's that you say? "Libertarian?"

Gravel started out as a Democratic candidate, and even somehow ended up on Dear Mr. Supercomputers list of top three candidates (along with two other crazy guys).

He produced the greatest political ad of all time.

He hung out with Obama girl.

When he was excluded from some of the Democratic debates due to not meeting fundraising or polling requirements (had I known, I would have personally funded his campaign and faked the polling data, it would have been worth it to see him in more debates), he quit the Democratic party and ran for the Libertarian candidate. When he didn't get that, he announced his career was over.

So, moment of silence please.


Thank you.


She & Him - "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?"


old hack said...

the polling factor was a lie. He had 13% when they cut him. thats Kucinich, Dodd, Biden, and Richardson's polling combined. He raised 300,000 dollars at the point that they cut him and every penny of that came directly from the people. Not One Dime in corporate money.

America just let a great leader get passed us.

DebbieKat said...

I was at the convention this weekend. The Barr supporters have hijacked the Libertarian party. it was atrocious. I am SO sad to see Senator Gravel ending his political career. It looks like it's going to be Nader for me now. Or maybe McKinney. There's just no one else left. The only good thing I can take from this is the hope that Barr will syphon votes from McCain. Barr is the furthest thing from a Libertarian. He voted for the Patriot Act, co-authored the Defense of Marriage act, supported real ID and half a dozen other poor votes that perpetuate big brother government. I find it EXTREMELY hard to believe he has suddenly seen the light and is now a Libertarian. Bull. While Gravel was a late comer to the party, his votes and the policies he supports have typically fallen into the range of Libertarian thought. This was a sad, sad weekend for politics. We are now left with three front runners who are all corporate candidates and a strong third party candidate that is a republican trying to disguise himself as a Libertarian. Time to support Nader and McKinney.