Not many politicians are willing to give it to you straight, no chaser. Even fewer are willing to say anything that can’t be carefully turned into a campaign-commercial ready sound bite. It’s all about saying the right things to pacify the American electorate – which usually results in telling Americans what they think we want to hear versus the actual truth.
That’s why despite his not having a chance in hell of getting the nomination, I appreciate former Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel for leveling with Americans. Click here to see the video in which Mike says the following:
“I’ve also said that Americans are going to get the government they deserve. And so if things are going bad, just remember who put these people in power.”