Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Former Senator and 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Gravel has announced he is leaving the democratic party and joining up with the fastest growing political party in America, The Libertarian Party.
"I'm joining the Libertarian Party because it is a party that combines a commitment to freedom and peace that can't be found in the two major parties that control the government and politics of America," says Gravel. "My libertarian views, as well as my strong stance against war, the military industrial complex and American imperialism, seem not to be tolerated by Democratic Party elites who are out of touch with the average American; elites that reject the empowerment of American citizens I offered to the Democratic Party at the beginning of this presidential campaign with the National Initiative for Democracy." -Mike Gravel