Some Democrat from the distant past has decided to run for the presidency:
“NEW YORK -- Mike Gravel, a former U.S. senator from Alaska, will next week become the first Democrat to formally declare his candidacy for president.”
“The thought of getting out there early, right now, is really the big tactic for me,” Gravel said in an interview. He vowed: “Once I’m out there and people see the issues I’m raising, it will resonate with people.”
“Gravel served in the Senate from 1969 to 1981, during the turbulent last years of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. He is hoping voters respond to his anti-war stance, drawing on the parellels being made between Vientam and Iraq.”
Link to Drudge
Talk about a name recognition challenge. Mike Gravel has been missing from the public eye for about a quarter of a century! Is he known by one percent of the general American public? My hunch is that even few Alaskans recognize his name. I wonder if Gravel is releasing a book in the near future? Is he hoping to cash in on the lucrative lecture circuit? What other theory might explain this apparent silliness?
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