My Struggling Democrat

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I'm still following crazy old Uncle Gravel and his presidential bid, but things aren't looking good because the media shuns him at every opportunity. We have the likes of the Washington Post, suggesting that if you're not already a big name with lots of money, you should get out: "Voters trying to sort out their presidential choices aren't helped by debates cluttered with the likes of Mike Gravel and Ron Paul." Unbelievable.

Then Yahoo news no longer even lists Mike "you can't legislate morality" Gravel or Ron Paul as presidential candidates.

I'm not writing the guy off yet, though. Not many people have heard of him, but he continues to make noise. And I'm reassured by the fact that even Jimmy Carter had only 2% name recognition in the beginning of the 1976 elections--and was the first choice of only 4% of Democratic voters.

When Carter entered the Democratic Party presidential primaries in 1976, he was considered to have little chance against nationally better-known politicians. He had a name recognition of only 2 percent. When he told his family of his intention to run for President, he was asked by his mother, "President of what?"

That's some reassurance.

UPDATE 11-May-2007: They're back on Yahoo !

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Watch Fox News at 8p tonite and see some real presidential nominees in action.