Archive for February 8th, 2008


The Door Is About To Close On Mike Gravel

February 8, 2008

There’s hope, but let’s face it, crickets and tumbleweeds are the dominant species at Mike Gravel’s campaign website.

The old saying goes “it ain’t over ’till it’s over”, and apparently no one is taking this more to heart than the former U.S. senator from Alaska.  According to CNN, there are still 2053 delegates left in play, and out of the 2025 needed to win the nomination from the Democrats, Gravel has zero.  That’s some pretty serious ground to make up, but he’s still campaigning.  In fact, just Wednesday the students at UC Berkeley were treated by a stop on the tour.  It’s good to see that he’s realistic though:

My campaign has never needed you more than right now.

Umm…no kidding? 

Anyway, it will be interesting to see if, after the voting on Saturday in Nebraska, Louisiana and Washington, Gravel finally calls it quits once it’s statistically impossible. 

Any takers that they won’t realize it?