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88-Year-Old to Run for President, and It’s Not Bernie Sanders

An 88-year-old is planning to run as a Democratic candidate for president, and it’s not Bernie Sanders.

Sanders is only 77, a veritable young whippersnapper by comparison.

This new candidate is Mike Gravel, who was an Alaska congressman and a U.S. senator way back in the day. He hasn’t been in political office in 38 years. But he’s all fired-up now about running for president, and he even created a Twitter account so he can freely bash the other candidates.

“I am considering running in the 2020 Democratic primary,” he wrote as he second-ever tweet. “The goal will not be to win, but to bring a critique of American imperialism to the Democratic debate stage. The website  is under construction. Official announcement will be in the coming days.”

His website is online now and includes a donate button, which is odd since his goal isn’t to win the Democratic nomination. But the button itself seemed to be having technical difficulties.

From his stated positions, Gravel is quite liberal, but his goal is to qualify for debates so he can stand behind a podium and shame other Democrats for not being liberal enough.

In a string of tweets on Wednesday, Gravel proceeded to bash some of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls one by one. For an 88-year-old, he seemed quite up-to-speed on the lingo kids are using these days as he dropped terms like “woke” and tried to get “#Gravel2020” and “#GravelGang” trending.”

According to Rolling Stone, Gravel is “the latest teen sensation.” They reported that it was actually “a group of students” that encouraged him to run. His popularity is now rapidly growing.

Gravel staffer Henry Williams, who is a freshman at Columbia University, told Rolling Stone that the upcoming candidate has only been tweeting since Tuesday night but was already adding “20 or 30 followers a minute” by Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., he already had over 17,000 people following him on Twitter.

This is not the first time Gravel has run for president. He put his hat in the ring for the 2008 election and gained attention with an entirely unique political ad.

He stood in front of a camera and stared at it for a full minute before walking over to a pond and chucking a rock into it. For the next minute-and-a-half, he’s seen walking away from the camera with the words “gravel2008.us” displayed on the screen.

Here’s to hoping for more ads like that this time around.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Larry Gaines

    March 20, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    This old man’s brains are scrambled and his thinking is all wrong

  2. Proud vet

    March 20, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Let’s face it ,you could put all of them in one bag from the communist a.k.a. Democrat party, shake them up and they all still come out, a bunch of treasonous loons!

  3. Tpatriot

    March 20, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    What’s that saying, something about a comparison to a box of rocks!

  4. RK

    March 21, 2019 at 12:57 am

    yea right… decriminalize all drugs… make them legal..get the young voters hooked on them then have complete control over their minds…sounds just like another commie to me

    the demonrats are why the US voted for Trump…to expose these assholes

  5. Donna

    March 21, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Is this some kind of sick joke ??? I know the Dems are wackos but this is getting ridiculous !!! they should all be embarrassed by the dumb crap they have running for President in 2020….it’s pathetic !!!

  6. john Sigman

    March 23, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Opinion: Mike Gravel is Tomfoolery in slow motion. He will be 100 years in 12 years….Remember that is the end of our planet according to lunatic congresswoman AOCortez. Where do the globalist find these reptilians!

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