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?