In my previous piece in which I labeled Rudy Giuliani certifiably insane, I stated at the end of it that I have not made my personal choice known who I support. First of all, it is too early in the process and we must hear far more coming from ALL the candidates instead of just the top-tier candidates. I think that is where non-mainstream writers can fill in the gaps. After all, the main stream media will keep us focused on only the top-tier candidates and that diminishes all of us. In fact let us do away with labeling any candidate as either being top or lower-tier and just say they are a candidate.
In listening to tonight’s debate there was however a candidate that did capture my imagination. When Chris Matthews asked former Senator Mike Gravel where he has been for ten years; he stated “hiding under a rock” in shame of how this government operates. Did he just tap into the apathetic base that normally does not show up to vote who also feel this way? I think so. While he may not go onto become the nominee, those that would not normally vote or care can send a message to the other candidates asking; why are you not sounding like Mike?
Even those of us that do care and do show up to the polls but feel something is lacking can still say the same to the other declared candidates.
I would have loved to have heard more from him. Gravel even chided MSNBC’s, Brian Williams stating, “I feel like a potted plant up here,” To be honest, not enough questions were posed to this candidate, but to the other well known candidates. Again, it is a case of the media selecting who our candidate will be. It should be the people who decide.