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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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KEYWORDS: 2008; greenparty; nader; thirdparty; vincefoster
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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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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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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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Oh boy! Oh boy! Can hardly wait.


16 posted on 01/21/2008 5:08:02 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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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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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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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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