July 23rd, 2007
10:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Gravel: It's time to wake up

(CNN) - "Please wake up" and read the New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel pleaded near the end of Monday's debate.

The former Alaska senator once again jumped at the opportunity to slam the top three Democratic presidential candidates, criticizing Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, and former Sen. John Edwards for collecting large amounts of money from "hedge funds" and "Wall Street bankers."

"The Democratic Party used to stand for the ordinary working man. But the Clintons and the DLC sold out the Democratic Party to Wall Street," Gravel said. "Look at where all the money is being raised right now, for Hillary, Obama and Edwards. It's the hedge funds, it's Wall Street bankers, it's the people who brought you what you have today."

"Please wake up," Gravel said. He pointed viewers to a July 17 article in the New York Times, which breaks down some of the larger fundraisers to Obama's campaign.

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– CNN Associate Producer Stephen Bach


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  1. Amy, Glen Ellyn Illinois

    Gravel seems more like a loose cannon than someone I would consider putting in the position of President of the US.

    July 24, 2007 02:45 am at 2:45 am |
  2. Anonymous

    Gravel is right. I also read the New York Times and saw the piece about Ron Paul. If you want an honest leader then vote for Ron Paul.

    July 24, 2007 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  3. Ellen Heyden Rincon Georgia

    I think Gravel was right "on the money" on this one.

    July 24, 2007 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  4. Jason, Seattle, WA

    Right on the money! But America won't wake up... we'd rather stay home and watch tv :)

    July 24, 2007 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. Odwani, Fairfax, Virginia

    I'm just wondering, but if the working man had such an abundance of funds to support a presidential election what would be their reasoning for changing the political party that is currently in office. And how do you think that they found their lead in the primaries? hmm... maybe from a lot of funding, without bankrupting the people that you are trying to support.

    July 25, 2007 10:09 am at 10:09 am |