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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.

 

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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?

 

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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.

 

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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.

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I am a writer who currently writes pieces for my own blog http://www.mary-macelveen.blogspot.com I have been published by Buzzflash.com, TheLiberalPatriot.org and MikeHersh.com. I was a guest on the Jay Diamond Radio Show on WRKO in Boston and have (more...)
 

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