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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.
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.
Nader’s last big victory was getting Chevrolet to drop the Corvair. He’s riding a wave. Big Mo.
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)
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".
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.
C’mon in, Ralph, go for Stassen’s record.
He's got a long way to go until he catches up with Pat Paulsen and Alfred E. Newman.
“Alfred E. Newman” now that’s some one that can heal any party.
I'm just askin'.....
Are you serious?
I'm not worried. Who, me?
Go Nader! Go Bloomberg! Go Gore!
Harold Stassen Ping.
(That is an inside joke no one under 50 will get.)
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.
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?
Where can I donate????
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.
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.
Cool! A stretch Monza. I never saw that pic.
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.
“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.
Ralph has run four times....so far.
I would like to see Nader run too, but he needs a lot of money.
They are supporting Ron Paul.
(Cool! A stretch Monza. I never saw that pic.)
Umm..son..ya might better get yer glasses on. That is one primo corvair.
Hurray, FRed’s out but Ralph’s in. FRedheads unite around FRalph!
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".
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