Mike Gravel ‘08
Former Alaska senator Mike Gravel is the little candidate that could in the 2008 Democratic primaries. His compassionate views on the war and civil rights make him my current favorite among those in the Democratic running. At a televised debate among the Democratic runners, Gravel blasted the likes of Obama, Clinton, and Biden over their seeming unwillingness to deny nuclear confrontation as a possibility in dealing with Iran. He also made the case for world diplomacy, claiming the United States’ unilateral policy has deteriorated our world image and polarized both our nation and the international community.