Dennic Kucinich has said he’d like to see a Democrat run against President Obama in the primaries, and so has Bernie Sanders.

Former Alaska Senator and kinda-sorta 2008 presidential candidate Mike Gravel has answered that call and said he’s up to challenging Obama — if somebody can raise the money:

Despite speculation that President Barack Obama will face a primary challenge from disaffected liberals in 2012, no candidate has emerged. That may be about to change.

“Somebody should challenge Obama, there’s no question about it. He is what he is, and it’s not what we want,” former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel said in an interview with The Daily Caller. “I’d be happy to do it, but it takes money. Without enough money to be heard, you come off as somewhat foolish.”

Gravel said he will challenge Obama if there is sufficient financial backing.

“If [supporters] would put up $1 million, I probably would run. And that would at least fund enough activity to get a message out,” Gravel said.

During the 2008 primary campaign, Gravel raised less than $500,000, and much of that was spent on an all-out media blitz:


In the 2008 New Hampshire primary, Gravel received 404 votes, though it’s thought that half of those were from people who thought he was Jason Robards.

Meanwhile, Michael Moore wants Matt Damon to run for president because lefty actors are really smart, but who doesn’t know that?


7 Responses to “Mike Gravel Will Primary Obama for… One Million Dollars”

  1. Granny55 on August 10th, 2011 3:00 pm

    And did you see who his favorite front runner is to run against Dick Obummer????? None other than Cynthia McKinney!!! My gawd is there no sane people left in the Demoncrap Party????

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 10th, 2011 4:02 pm

    Perhaps some of those millionaires and billionaires that the dims demagogue but strangely still give tons of cash to them could donate the $1M. At the `08 rate, Gravel could double his supporters or increase them by 100%. That would look good………808, meh, not so much !

  3. Marshall_Will on August 10th, 2011 5:17 pm

    "In the 2008 New Hampshire primary, Gravel received 404 votes,"

    What do you call 100 Lawyers at the bottom of the sea? ( A good 'start'! ) Run Mikey run! Hell I'll do it for HALF that.

    Seriously, we should pass the hat and find a straw-candidate to run. And while Bammie is showboating doing more road time than the Rolling Stones we can take the country back when he's in East Jesus, IA?

  4. Marshall_Will on August 10th, 2011 5:52 pm

    From Doug's sidebar:

    "TBS frees up George Lopez so he can move to Canada soon"

    Oh God! How many here predicted that when Doug featured his big N-bound decree just days ago!? One Weasel Zippers poster had it right, He could be funny as long as he steered clear of politics and spoke to 'everyone'. Once he went "all in" for latino viewers he LOST everyone else?

    Additionally he noted, "we don't expect politicians to be able to sing and tap dance ( why would we expect comedians and actors to know the first thing about politics? )"

    Power-points PLUS for all that predicted his demise. Tomorrow is the last show.

  5. SignPainterGuy on August 10th, 2011 7:10 pm

    Ha ha, wonders have stopped ceasing after all !

    CBS can call Lopez`s bluff, but the House Rs couldn`t call Obozo and the Dim`s bluff. Fascinating !

    I have never watched one of his shows, but last week I noticed he was listed on NIK for Kids. Is that the maturity level he appeals to ?

  6. Jim T. on August 10th, 2011 10:37 pm

    So Gravel's biggest problem is funding. Same for any other Dem primary not-so-"hope"ful.

    In the spirit of "fairness", I believe that Obomba should be more than happy to allow the DNC to take some of the billions of campaign money he has raised and "spread the wealth around" amongst the other challengers.

    He needs to "pay his fair share" of the campaign contributions.

    Time to eat your peas Mr. President.

  7. SignPainterGuy on August 10th, 2011 11:17 pm

    That`s a great idea ! Throw in the added billions of porkulus funds that haven`t yet been spent and remain, at least publicly, unaccounted for ! Talk about some serious spreadin` around !

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