If you missed the Dem debates last night this was the highlight. At this point, I think a vote for Clinton or Obama is a vote for the status quo. If I were to create a perfect ticket for me it would be Edwards-Kucinich. But here is the highlight from last night:
“Well, first off, if you want to make a judgment of who can be the greediest people in the world when they get to public office, you can just look at the people up here,” Gravel said in a nod to his fellow candidates.
“Now, you say the condo business,” he continued. “I will tell you, Donald Trump has been bankrupt 100 times. So I went bankrupt once in business. And the other — who did I bankrupt? I stuck the credit card companies with $90,000 worth of bills, and they deserved it — “
People in the audience began to laugh.
“They deserved it,” Gravel repeated, “and I used the money to finance the empowerment of the American people with a national initiative.”
Gravel’s answer was unprecedented in the history of these debates, and, if nothing else, it seemed guaranteed to win him at least a share of the insolvent vote, even among those who have stuck credit card companies for debts far more prosaic than empowering the American people with national initiatives.