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Nader to decide soon on possible presidential run
Yahoo ^ | 1/21/08

Posted on 01/21/2008 4:58:12 PM PST by Mr. Brightside

Nader to decide soon on possible presidential run

Mon Jan 21, 11:58 AM ET

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said on Monday he will decide soon on whether to make a another bid for the White House in 2008, eight years after playing a key role as a third party presidential candidate.

"I'll decide in about a month," he said in an interview broadcast on CBC Radio's Daybreak show in Montreal.

"What I'm deciding on right now is whether we can get enough volunteers, enough financial resources to overcome the huge ballot access obstacles, which you don't experience here in Canada, but which are the worst in the Western world in the United States," said Nader, who will turn 74 on February 27.

Nader, who made his name as a consumer crusader during decades of battling corporations on matters from car to food safety, ran for president as an independent in 2004 and as the Green Party candidate in 2000.

Critics say he siphoned away enough votes from then Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 campaign -- especially in Florida -- to help Republican George W. Bush to win the White House.


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Go Nader. Go Bloomberg.
1 posted on 01/21/2008 4:58:13 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Isn’t it too late for him?


2 posted on 01/21/2008 4:58:55 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Run Ralph, Run!

Run Bloomy run!

3 posted on 01/21/2008 4:59:34 PM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Oh please!!!!!!!


4 posted on 01/21/2008 4:59:44 PM PST by americanophile
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To: Mr. Brightside

Nader is an egotistical moron, him and Ron Paul would be a fitting ticket.


5 posted on 01/21/2008 5:00:28 PM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Yea Ralph!!!!


6 posted on 01/21/2008 5:00:46 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: basil

Yes, that will ensure a Republican president and victory in the War on Terror.


7 posted on 01/21/2008 5:00:51 PM PST by FFranco
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To: Mr. Brightside

Plenty of room for one and all.

Nader probably expects conservatives will vote for him ....

Bloomberg thinks he has more money than Billary so why not him?


8 posted on 01/21/2008 5:01:37 PM PST by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Run, Ralph. Better yet, get that old Corvair going and drive to the polls.


9 posted on 01/21/2008 5:01:54 PM PST by RightWhale ("... which is not a linnnit' 'I'ht first published svstenn of predicate logic was devised 1' the ()
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To: americanophile

Oh please!!!!!!!

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Yeah, Ralph Nder, the savior of the Republican Party. No thanks.
If we can’t win on merits, we should lose.


10 posted on 01/21/2008 5:02:30 PM PST by soupcon (l)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Go Ralph, Go. And, Kucinich would make a great VP.


11 posted on 01/21/2008 5:02:56 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: basil

Don’t forget Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney.

So it could be Hillary, McKinney, Bloomberg, Nader.

Maybe all the leftist votes will be split between all four...

(or five, depending on who wins the GOP nomination).


12 posted on 01/21/2008 5:03:21 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: soupcon
If we can’t win on merits, we should lose.

\ We need all the help we can get. Clinton was helped twice by Ross Perot.

13 posted on 01/21/2008 5:04:45 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

And meanwhile on the supposed right we have the GOP supporters demanding that the conservative candidates leave the race NOW so that the competition can be more “genuine” between Guiliani, McCain, Huckabee, and Romney. There’s some excitement for you. Which sucks least on the issues that matter most to you?


14 posted on 01/21/2008 5:06:19 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Looking for a Guinness Book record: "person who ran for president the most times"

15 posted on 01/21/2008 5:07:28 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Oh boy! Oh boy! Can hardly wait.


16 posted on 01/21/2008 5:08:02 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Nader is so funny. He just never gets old.
“If you elect me I will make sure there is a seatbelt on every consumer’s crapper!” NADER 08! lmao.


17 posted on 01/21/2008 5:09:51 PM PST by enduserindy (Living in Indy just got better! Ah Colts! Hi Mom! Vote for America! (I had to do it!))
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To: Mr. Brightside

Well, I’d be less cynical if we actually had a viable candidate. This is going to be a VERY depressing election cycle.
And 2010 actually looks worse, if you can believe it.


18 posted on 01/21/2008 5:10:18 PM PST by soupcon (l)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Psst, Ralph! I’ve heard that Mitt Romney is going to have a Corvair Limousine as the official presidential car if you don’t run and stop him. I’ve got a nice crisp $5 bill for your campaign if you do run. Go, Ralph, Go!
19 posted on 01/21/2008 5:11:44 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Nader would be as good a choice as McCain, Hillary, Obama, Edwards or Huckabee.


20 posted on 01/21/2008 5:12:38 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: soupcon

No 2010 looks great. 08 will be Hill’s but she’ll screw up like Carter and bring a 50 year reign. She’s going to make GW look so good it even bothers me.


21 posted on 01/21/2008 5:13:17 PM PST by enduserindy (Living in Indy just got better! Ah Colts! Hi Mom! Vote for America! (I had to do it!))
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To: Mr. Brightside

Nader’s last big victory was getting Chevrolet to drop the Corvair. He’s riding a wave. Big Mo.


22 posted on 01/21/2008 5:14:03 PM PST by Clara Lou (Thompson '08)
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To: Mr. Brightside

I think if Ralph Nader runs, he could definitely win in the Fall. We could be looking at a Ralph Nader Presidency. He should seriously consider running, because I like his chances! (wink wink)


23 posted on 01/21/2008 5:15:08 PM PST by gridlock (Proud Romney Supporter since January 20, 2008)
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To: Mr. Brightside
I would absolutely never ever vote McCain, unless it was a McCain/Nader ticket.
24 posted on 01/21/2008 5:15:14 PM PST by TBall
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To: Mr. Brightside
Actually, Ralph desperately needs the attention and to feel relevant.

Once he gets his "face time" on TV, he'll crawl back down his burrow like a groundhog.

By the way, Groundhog Day is not widely recognized here in the South.

To us "groundhog" means "sausage".

25 posted on 01/21/2008 5:16:13 PM PST by capt. norm (Those who think logically provide a nice contrast to the real world.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Run, Ralph, Run!!!
26 posted on 01/21/2008 5:16:25 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("It takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people can't be governed at all.")
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To: soupcon
If we can’t win on merits, we should lose.

That's the most idiotic sentence I've read in a long time...I don't care how Hillary stays out of the White House..I'm very sad you don't.

27 posted on 01/21/2008 5:16:48 PM PST by Hildy (You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep cause reality is finally better than your dreams)
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To: Mr. Brightside

C’mon in, Ralph, go for Stassen’s record.


28 posted on 01/21/2008 5:18:07 PM PST by sono (I'm an optimistic realist. I look at the glass half full and ask: "Are you're gonna drink that?")
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To: maine-iac7
Looking for a Guinness Book record: "person who ran for president the most times"

He's got a long way to go until he catches up with Pat Paulsen and Alfred E. Newman.

29 posted on 01/21/2008 5:18:33 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: ReignOfError

“Alfred E. Newman” now that’s some one that can heal any party.


30 posted on 01/21/2008 5:19:31 PM PST by enduserindy (Living in Indy just got better! Ah Colts! Hi Mom! Vote for America! (I had to do it!))
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To: basil
Do you think he is worried about Arkancide or a self inflicted three bullet to the base of the skull suicide?

I'm just askin'.....

/h

31 posted on 01/21/2008 5:20:08 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=8334


32 posted on 01/21/2008 5:29:13 PM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: soupcon

Are you serious?


33 posted on 01/21/2008 5:32:21 PM PST by americanophile
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To: KarlInOhio

34 posted on 01/21/2008 5:50:40 PM PST by mirkwood (Thompson/Hunter 08)
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To: enduserindy
“Alfred E. Newman” now that’s some one that can heal any party.

I'm not worried. Who, me?

35 posted on 01/21/2008 5:54:43 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Mr. Brightside

Go Nader! Go Bloomberg! Go Gore!


36 posted on 01/21/2008 5:54:45 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: Mr. Brightside

Harold Stassen Ping.

(That is an inside joke no one under 50 will get.)


37 posted on 01/21/2008 5:56:59 PM PST by wildbill
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To: FFranco
Yes, that will ensure a Republican president

Nader will not be a factor. Ralph Nader would only attract Democrat votes if the nominee isn't sufficiently liberal. That won't be a problem with either Hillary or Obama. That was Al Gore's problem in 2000; he was perceived by the leftist extremists as being too moderate.

However, Michael Bloomberg could be a big problem for both parties if he would run as VP and finance the campaign. If he could talk Al Gore into heading the ticket, they would probably win in a three-way race against Hillary/Obama or whoever gets the Republican nod.

38 posted on 01/21/2008 6:06:41 PM PST by CommerceComet (Mitt Romney: boldly saying whatever the audience wants to hear.)
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To: soupcon
If we can’t win on merits, we should lose.

Oh, no, we should vote for the holy roller bass player, or for the New York drag queen, or for the Other Guy of the Feingold and Somebody duo, get it?

39 posted on 01/21/2008 6:12:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Where can I donate????


40 posted on 01/21/2008 6:38:43 PM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please help us to elect a Godly and patriotic man for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: #1CTYankee

I disagree...

Oh, and I am seriously considering voting for Ron Paul in the Primary in my state... It really depends on who is left in the running by then.

And no, I don’t want Ron Paul as president. BUT - I figure no-one I care 2 beans about is going to win the nomination anyway, and that person is going to get slaughtered in the General... I figure I might as well throw my protest vote out there.... Should be fun.


41 posted on 01/21/2008 6:40:20 PM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please help us to elect a Godly and patriotic man for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

I forgot about Ralph. That would be so cool! I wish Gus Hall were still around. He would be fun, too! And how about some KKK and Nazis? Oh, I think they’re working on those.


42 posted on 01/21/2008 7:27:35 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: mirkwood

Cool! A stretch Monza. I never saw that pic.


43 posted on 01/21/2008 7:28:51 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: #1CTYankee
Nader is an egotistical moron,

He's booksmart, but Ivory tower clueless. But I give him credit; he really hates Hillary. Would love to see him run and drive the RATS crazy again.

44 posted on 01/21/2008 8:06:49 PM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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“Looking for a Guinness Book record: “person who ran for president the most times”

I’m think that’s Harold Stassen who ran nine times.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Stassen

Ralph has run four times....so far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader


45 posted on 01/22/2008 4:23:01 AM PST by Mila
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To: freespirited

I would like to see Nader run too, but he needs a lot of money.


46 posted on 01/22/2008 4:28:53 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Right Wing Assault
And how about some KKK and Nazis?

They are supporting Ron Paul.

47 posted on 01/22/2008 4:32:22 AM PST by reg45
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To: Right Wing Assault

(Cool! A stretch Monza. I never saw that pic.)

Umm..son..ya might better get yer glasses on. That is one primo corvair.


48 posted on 01/22/2008 6:13:35 PM PST by mirkwood (NO Hucking McAmnesty Romnohealthcarerudydeadbabiesrinos this time)
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Hurray, FRed’s out but Ralph’s in. FRedheads unite around FRalph!


49 posted on 01/22/2008 6:15:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: mirkwood
Umm..son..ya might better get yer glasses on. That is one primo corvair.

I know it is a Corvair. A Corvair Monza. Our family had a '61. The Monza was a higher end model. You can tell it by the logo right behind the front tire.

Do a search on "corvair monza".

50 posted on 01/22/2008 7:56:47 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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