liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

Mike Gravel is running for President as a Libertarian

Have you heard of him? He served as a senator for Alaska for two terms. He just announced that he's switching to the Libertarian party and running for president. He helped get the trans-Alaska pipeline approved in 1973. I must say, I agree with him when he says "The fact is, the Democratic Party is no longer the party of FDR. It is a party that continues to sustain war, the military-industrial complex and imperialism -- all of which I find anathema to my views." He also said "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." He appears to be socially liberal (no issues with gay marriage, abortion, etc) but fiscally conservative. He supports eliminating the income tax, and getting the hell out of Iraq. This guy will be interesting to watch. I'm glad to see him, Nader and others, speaking up that the Democratic Party is no better at this juncture than the Republican Party. We need a new start. Here's Gravel's official campaign website: ...
Tags: alaska, democrats, libertarians, politics, president

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