The Presidential Race has been interesting lately. Recently we had both the Democratic debate as well as the Republican debate. I can honestly say I have not heard, nor read the transcripts as of yet. What I've heard is less than interesting from callers on CSPAN. Most have commented that there was no true views given by the candidates and there were too many candidates to actually hold a debate. So I thought I would take this time to bring in two of the very much unknown candidates that turned some heads with good ideas, but just don't have the money or resources to get their name out there. Next week : Ron Paul, Republican Presidential Candidate
GRAVEL, Maurice Robert (Mike), a Senator from Alaska; born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 13, 1930; attended private schools; graduated, Columbia University 1956; member of the United States Army, Counter Intelligence Corps 1951-1954; member, Alaska house of representatives 1962-1966, elected speaker in 1965; author; engaged in real estate development in Anchorage and Kenai; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1968; reelected in 1974, and served from January 3, 1969, to January 2, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1980; is a resident of Arlington, Va.
There is not a whole lot of info on Mike Gravel from ontheissues.org, but I used what I could...
Privatizing Social Security
School Voucher Program
National Sales Tax to replace IRS and Income Tax
Cutting the 10,000 Nuclear Weapons to a couple hundred
Pulling out of Iraq immediately
Passing immediate legislation to curb America's carbon footprint
Gun Ownership, but with registration and training
Democratic government where people vote for laws
Illegal Immigration because of bad NAFTA laws, would change trade agreement
Increasing hate crime legislation
War in Iraq
Income Tax and IRS
Republican form of government where the electoral college and representatives vote on laws