Candidate Challenge: Mike Gravel
Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel and I got into a substantive back and forth about the state of voting in America at the CNN/YouTube debate this summer. Gravel admitted he doesn’t know why we vote on Tuesday, but he says he thinks Tuesday voting is “silly.”
Because “representative governement isn’t doing the job,” and “you vote for a Democrat, nothing happens, you vote for a Republican, nothing happens, you get back to the Democrats, nothing happens”, Gravel said he isn’t surprised voter turnout is low. “The only way you are going to change that” is his National Initiative idea, he says. We’ve written about that here before, check it out.
As with Senator Dodd’s and Representative Kucinich’s videos we have posted to the Candidate Challenge page, this interview was shot before we issued the Challenge. Senator Gravel is welcome to submit a different video for the challenge if he sees fit.