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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.
Isn’t it too late for him?
Run Bloomy run!
Nader is an egotistical moron, him and Ron Paul would be a fitting ticket.
Yes, that will ensure a Republican president and victory in the War on Terror.
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?
Run, Ralph. Better yet, get that old Corvair going and drive to the polls.
Yeah, Ralph Nder, the savior of the Republican Party. No thanks.
If we can’t win on merits, we should lose.
Go Ralph, Go. And, Kucinich would make a great VP.
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).
\ We need all the help we can get. Clinton was helped twice by Ross Perot.
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?
Looking for a Guinness Book record: "person who ran for president the most times"
Oh boy! Oh boy! Can hardly wait.
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.
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.
Nader would be as good a choice as McCain, Hillary, Obama, Edwards or Huckabee.
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