Archive for the 'Mike Gravel' Category

New polling data for Libertarian Party presidential hopefuls

Friday, April 4th, 2008

New Libertarian Lists data suggests that while Wayne Allyn Root has a greater level of delegate support than Mary Ruwart, he would ultimately lose to her in a final round match-up with the newcomer to the presidential race. While previous surveys have showed a fairly strong lead for Root, they didn’t test for this [...]

Mike Gravel: The Libertarian Party’s new rap star

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

While I don’t like Mike Gravel’s latest YouTube as much as last night’s “power to the people vs give peace a chance,” it’s still pretty interesting—and it certainly beats current Libertarian Party Rap King Daniel Imperato’s greatest work. Here’s how Gravel transforms a composition “taken by Charles Manson as elaborate prophecy of a war [...]

Gravel and Root get scrappy over libertarianism

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Joseph K. Cooper reports that Wayne Allyn Root may have some competition in his bid for the Libertarian Party nomination: Mike Gravel.


“[Gravel]’s not a Libertarian,” said Root. “There’s nothing about him that is Libertarian. I don’t think the Libertarian Party has any interest in a senator that was defeated twenty-five years ago who [...]

Gravel, Newsweek and the Libertarian Party

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Sarah Elkins of Newsweek just ran a long and insightful interview about former Senator Mike Gravel. From the intro to the interview:

Last Monday, the former Democrat swung by the Libertarian Party’s national headquarters and defected. “We handed him a [membership] card on the spot,” says Shane Cory, the party’s executive director. Two days later, [...]

More Gravel media

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Here’s the local view (from Fairbanks):

Former Alaska senator Mike Gravel said on Thursday that he has no intention of giving up his struggle to be the next president of the United States.

Gravel, who earlier in the week announced he was leaving the Democratic Party to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for president, blamed the leadership [...]

Mike Gravel scheduled to appear on CNN tomorrow

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

According to his website, Libertarian/Democratic party presidential hopeful Mike Gravel is scheduled appear on CNN tomorrow:

Sunday, March 30 @ 6:30 PM
March 28th, 2008 by Peace Czar
Interview on CNN Newsroom with Rick Sanchez

Senator Gravel will appear live on CNN Newsroom Sunday with host Rick Sanchez. He will discuss his recent switch to the Libertarian Party, [...]

New Libertarian Lists survey

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Click here to participate in the survey.

Libertarian Lists has initiated new online survey. While anyone may participate in the poll, this one is primarily geared towards Libertarian Party members, as the questions deal with Libertarian Party presidential candidates and other Libertarian National Convention issues. If you aren’t an LP member, don’t worry—the next [...]

Recent Gravel interviews

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Both Eric Dondero and “ElfNinos Mom” (ENM) have recently interviewed Democratic/Libertarian presidential candidate Mike Gravel. Considering that they come from generally opposing ends of the libertarian spectrum on a wide range of issues, the contrast is interesting. Dondero’s interview was live on BlogTalkRadio, while ENM’s is presented as a well-written article over [...]