Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Speedy Take On The News - Campaign 2008

Campaign 2008 - There is only one choice for President.
All of you should be aware that there is a Presidential campaign underway. Who will be that person to lead us into the future, save us from Islamo-facists, protect our jobs from illegal aliens, protect the precious lives of our stem cells and provide fodder for late-night talk show hosts? That fact is not many people care what the answer is to those questions.

Sure, we are all aware of the candidates still out on the campaign trail. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. There's not a man or woman amongst them that stirs any interest, or makes you want to back away from the internet porn and get out of the house and vote. Seems like the nation once again has to choose the lesser of five evils, right? ... WRONG!

There is one candidate out there, still alive and kicking and deserving of your vote. Of course I speak of Mike Gravel. Wait ... isn't he the dottering old fool who stumbled onto the stage in the first Democratic debates and no one had the heart to tell him to step down? In a word, yes. But he is so much more.
On Super Tuesday, when the other candidates were standing in front of hundreds, if not thousands, of supporters in their fancy-schmancy "headquarters", where was Mike Gravel? Nowhere else but at Spud's Pizza in Berkeley, California, rallying his supporters and doing his damndest to win the California primary.

OK, well his campaign may not be going to plan, there is still hope. Much like Mike Huckabee, Mike Gravel sees no reason to give up the fight and rightfully so. We all watch the political pundits on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News (OK, maybe not them) and the Sunday morning programs count up the delegates and they have all come to the following conclusion ... nothing will be decided until the Democratic Convention in August!

What does this mean for Mike Gravel, you might ask? Everything. Assuming neither Barack nor Hillary gets the 2025 delegates necessary to wrap up the Democratic nod (quite probable), the Democratic choice to run for President will be decided at the convention. Anything less than a clear winner in the first round of voting there, and the delegates are then all free to vote for whichever candidate they choose. That's where Mike Gravel can step in and steal the nomination.

So, why should Mike be the Democratic choice, anyway? Well, for one thing, he's the only one left standing who actually stands for Democratic ideals. As Mike himself said on July 23, 2007, "The Democratic Party used to stand for the ordinary working man. But the Clintons and the DLC sold out the Democratic Party to Wall Street."

A candidate for the working man ... I kinda' like the sound of that. A man of the people. Maybe that's why you'll find Mike campaigning in places like Spud's Pizza, Red Vic, Georgies Alibi, Pine Tree Village, and the Temple Adath Yeshurun. This is a man who wants to press the flesh with regular slobs like you and me. Sorry, Mr. Senator, Mr. Wall Street Executive, Mr. Popped Collar, Mike Gravel has no need for you, your money or your vote.

  • Alright, so you're not convinced yet. You want to know how Mike stands on the issues. Well here it is in a nutshell: Free and open internet. Large Companies should not be able to restrict when or what internet content you view.

  • End the prohibition on drugs. The war is over and those that try to restrict our intake have lost. Regulate the hard stuff, but decriminalize everything else. Spend our tax dollars on treating the addicts, instead of incarcerating them!

  • Gay and Lesbian rights are a good thing. Stop discrimination and say yes to same-sex marriage!

  • Scrap NAFTA and control the flood of immigrants into our country. However, guest worker programs and pathways to legal status are good things.

  • What a woman does with her reproductive organs is her own damn business!

  • Stop global warming and lower the U.S.'s carbon footprint!

  • Get our men and women out of Iraq in 120 days!

  • Evolution is a legitimate theory, why don't other candidates acknowledge this?

So, clearly Mike Gravel is worthy of my support as candidate for 44th President of the United States. Isn't it time for you to climb aboard the Gravel Express, as well? Check out his website ( and pick up Mike's Hellraiser Package ... they make great gifts!

Mike doesn't take money from lobbyists, big business or PACs, but he does want your support. Send him some spare change, if you've got it, but more importantly GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!


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