Vote with your own consciousness. But if you want to know my opinion, here is what I think.
Deep from my heart, based on my knowledge and experience, I think for the best of this country and world peace you should vote for Gravel. Ihe root of 911 is American Military Industry Complex (https://freestone.wordpress.com/2006/11/06/on-americas-response-to-911/) (https://freestone.wordpress.com/2006/11/06/on-american-foreign-policy/). We need someone who can take on those MICs. Based on past records, Gravel is the person I trust to take on MICs. Obama is not a true pacifist. I don’t trust him to take on MICs. Gravel put his life on the line to end the Vietnam war. Will Obama do that to end the Iraq war?
As Gravel said the representative democracy in America is broken. It is hijacked by Corporate America. We need someone to address from the root and return the power to American people. Gravel’s fair tax and National Initiative is to address these root causes. I think it is pretty safe for me to say that Obama represents more of the interest of corporate America than the interest of American people.
There is no time for detailed reasons of why we should support Gravel. Simply put, it is very educational and fun for me to know about Gravel’s campaign. I learned a lot from his campaign. I think if you like Noam Chomsky and Democracy Now!, the probability is very high that you will like Mike Gravel.
I can understand the passion many people have for Obama. People want to see change, and they are excited about Obama’s message. I give people enough credits for this. When I was listening to Obama’s speech on TV 4 years ago at the Democract Convention, I was very impressed, and applauded him for the great speech. But 4 years passed, what did he do to stop the war? Look at what Gravel did in the 70s, I think I have reasons to expect more.