"That this kind of censorship should come from the community that I am the greatest advocate. It is not absurd, it’s to the edge of stupidity. That they would set up a criteria of not having enough money raised - all political scientists recognize that money is the corruption of the political system.
"They [HRC] are saying I’m not greedy or corrupt enough to meet the standards set by Hillary and Obama and Edwards.
"You hear Edwards saying he can’t get his arm around [gay marriage]. Is that the garbage HRC want to put before the people? It brings into question my whole judgment of the gay community. If they want to go with the links of these people who don’t deliver… If the gay community wants them, they deserve them."
--Senator Mike Gravel on not being invited to the HRC debate