A Gravel-ly Voice on Change

He’s still here

Mike Gravel won’t go away. The fringe Democratic presidential candidate turned fringe libertarian candidate thundered away Thursday morning at the National Press Club, as he joined a panel brought together by the Citizens in Charge Foundation.

"The people intuitively know they’re being screwed," spouted Gravel.

The former senator touted a platform of stronger democracy based on public initiatives and better representation in the legislature. ”Majority rule is right, because it is in the benefit of the majority," Gravel yelled at a dissenting audience member. At least he still has a forum.

Also appearing: former Rep. Ernest Istook, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, Paul Jacob of the Citizens in Charge Foundation, Rob Richie of Fair Vote and Sean Parnell of the Center for Competitive Politics.