June 3rd, 2007
10:42 PM ET
9 years ago

Gravel still going

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - The spin room is emptying out. There are just a few people left. But Mike Gravel is still talking. The former Senator from Alaska continues to make his case to some of the remaining reporters in the room. I must say Gravel’s got staying power. He’s been in the spin room talking non stop for about an hour. He may be at the bottom of the polls, but when comes time spent in the spin room, Gravel’s in first place.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Filed under: Mike Gravel
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Kandee

    "Billary" had me tonight, until she slammed Cheny....uncalled for.

    She is not she-God...only God is the allpowerful.

    Toobin is showing his prejucide.

    Other than O' Bama, Biden and the guy from Alaska were very good.....

    Is Hillary Clinton Gay? Just wondering?

    Many people are known to be married and Gay.

    June 3, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  2. Kevin Britton Pittsburgh, PA

    Sen. Joe Biden! All we need now are 66 more senators with as much nerve. Why do you Dem. think you were voted in there in the first place?

    June 3, 2007 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  3. Jim Hix, Fort Worth, Texas

    Spin,interesting concept. The MSM has developed a habit of spinning out the good Candidates and trying to keep the status quo. Mike Gravel will get my vote despite your spin.

    June 3, 2007 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  4. jake, dartmouth MA

    i agree, i will vote for mike gravel despite the attempt of the media to push him under the rug.

    June 3, 2007 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  5. Prithi Brookline Ma

    It seems CN is detremined to keep the status quo..We were only allowed to hear the same tired sound bites from the "top tier" andidates.The format is biased toward the top 3 who between them hogged more than 50% of the airtime and we hardly go to hear the others .I thought that there were 8 candidates in the race . However it seems that CNN had decided for us that there are only 3!! I REALLY DO OBJECT!!

    June 3, 2007 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  6. Jerry Shock, Pleasantview, AL

    This was the most unfair debate in my lifetime, and I go back to Kennedy-Nixon.

    Debate Final Times: total seconds (5808) (=)equal times would be: in minutes 10:4533, in seconds (645.33) in % .1111
    *Min. *Sec. *%
    Obama 16:00 (960) .1653
    Clinton 14:29 (869) .1496
    Wolf 13:24 (804) .1384
    Edwards 11:42 (702) .1209
    Richardson 10:48 (648) .1116
    Kucinich 9:02 (542) .0933
    Dodd 8:28 (508) .0875
    Biden 7:58 (478) .0823
    Gravel 5:37 (337) .0580

    Is this fair ? I don't think so,
    Could it be labeled the "Reverse discrimination" debate ? Three of the top four candidate time users are a female & two minorities.
    Gravel, Biden & Dodd have more Federal government experience each than Clinton, Obama & Edwards combined. They should really be complaining about this unfairness. Heck, America should be complaining about this UNFAIRNESS ...

    June 4, 2007 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  7. mark, Brewster, MA

    Why not report on some of Mike Gravels "spin room" comments. I want to hear what he has to say even if CNN doesn't.

    June 4, 2007 11:27 am at 11:27 am |