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A Paul-Gravel Presidential Ticket?


A Ron Paul-Mike Gravel presidential ticket is very unlikely, and probably not a very good idea for either one of them. It is interesting to speculate about it though now that Mike Gravel has joined the Libertarian Party. This statement comes from Gravel’s website:

I wanted to update you on my latest plans before news gets out. Today, I am announcing my plan to join the Libertarian Party, because the Democratic Party no longer represents my vision for our great country. I wanted my supporters to get this news first, because you have been the ones who have kept my campaign alive since I first declared my candidacy on April 17, 2006.

Alec MacGillis wrote a good article in the Washington Post today about Mike Gravel’s change of party as well, here is an excerpt:

Mike Gravel is headed to the convention in Denver. No, not that one. The septuagenarian former Alaska senator, who, depending on your viewpoint, was an amusing or aggravating presence in the early Democratic presidential debates, has announced that he is joining the Libertarian Party and will be competing for its presidential nomination in Denver in late May.

“I’m joining the Libertarian Party because it is a party that combines a commitment to freedom and peace that can’t be found in the two major parties that control the government and politics of America,” Gravel said in a statement. “My libertarian views, as well as my strong stance against war, the military industrial complex and American imperialism, seem not to be tolerated by Democratic Party elites who are out of touch with the average American.” Read the rest here

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