The Weekly Sedition

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Mike Gravel, Libertarian for President? (2008 campaign)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — weeklysedition @ 7:05 PM

While surfing the posts at Democratic Underground, I found this entry. Apparently former Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) is giving up his bid for the Democratic nomination and seeking one from the Libertarian Party

The post cited an article from the Baltimore SunGravel now seeking Libertarian nod. While Gravel has his libertarian ideas, he’s not consistently libertarian — see this Wikipedia page for the details.

One thing that could kill his campaign as a candidate for the LP is the fact that many states have what are called “sore loser” laws — parts of their election codes say that if a person runs for office under one party’s banner, that person won’t be listed on the ballot after switching to another party, or running without partisan affiliation.

UPDATE — 13 May 2008 12:02 AM — While researching “third party” presidential candidates for another article, I discovered that on 11 March 2008, Mike Gravel had endorsed Green Party candidate Jesse Johnson for President.

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1 Comment »

  1. “““`
    “Real change comes heart by heart,not election by election,because our primary problemsare not economic and politicalbut moral and spiritual.”–Columnist and author Cal Thomas

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    Comment by MrPatriot — Friday, 4 April 2008 @ 8:43 PM


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