Skip to comments.Is Ralph Nader running again?
Posted on 02/22/2008 5:23:17 PM PST by ricks_place
WASHINGTON Four years after he announced a presidential run on NBC's "Meet the Press," Ralph Nader is poised to do it again.
He's scheduled to appear on the program Sunday, and longtime associates say they think the consumer advocate will announce his candidacy. Having abandoned the Green Party after being its nominee in 2000, he's more likely to run as an independent again, those familiar with his thinking said.
Kevin Zeese, Nader's 2004 campaign spokesman, who isn't involved in the 2008 exploratory efforts, said he thought that Nader was going to throw his hat in the ring again.
"If I had to guess I'd say he's going to run, because the two parties are not bringing issues in a way that will help the people, but will help the corporations," Zeese said.
In an e-mail to supporters from his exploratory committee, Nader asks, "What's been pulled off the table by the corporatized political machines in this momentous election year?" In what amounts to a preview of his campaign themes, he answers himself: "Cutting the huge, bloated and wasteful military budget, adopting a single-payer Canadian-style national health insurance system, impeaching Bush/Cheney, opposing nuclear power among many others."
Nader is still embroiled in lawsuits from his 2004 run, when Democrats, some of whom think that he prevented Vice President Al Gore from winning in 2000, kept him off many state ballots. Nader was on the ballot in 34 states and the District of Columbia in 2004, but with Green Party access he'd made it onto the ballots in 43 states and D.C. in 2000.
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Ralph Nader in Berkeley, California.
Oh for heaven’s sake, let this be true.
Good. The country needs you, Ralph. Just do it.
He won’t do it.
If I had it, I’d write him a $10 million dollar check today.
Ralph to those who don’t know is a ‘decentralist anarchist’. Still a communist, but with a twist.
How many times has he run anyway?
The Harold Stassen of the left.
Or the Dick Trickle of the Left.
Ralph + McKinney + possibility of brokered Democrat convention = just maybe we’ll keep the socialists out of the WH
Best overheard conversation about Ralph Nader, by some teenagers.
“Is that Ralph Nader guy running for President too?”
“I think he tipped his car over and so he wants to be President.”
He did in 2000.
Next... Al Gore...?
He might but he won’t be a factor. Even the DUmmies have turned on him.
Meanwhile, Kerry votes were already found on the machines when certain Philadelphia precincts opened. Several of them reported 110% turnout and the state was declared for Kerry by 10 p.m. while the poll place we were assigned to watch was still voting. In the end, Kerry's win margin in Pennsylvania was approximately the same as Bush's margin in Ohio next door which didn't declare a winner until the next day.
Great idea. A Ralph Nader/Al Gore ticket. Now that is a “ticket to ride”.
Cynthia McKinney, a red as a green. We can now call her the “Watermelon Girl”, green on the outside, red on the inside. In Canada, this would be known as the “Red Green Show.”
Calling Godfrey Chambers! (i.e. the movie “Watermelon Man”)
Calling MongoSantamaria (i.e. the song “Watermelon Man”)
At this point it doesn't matter one way or another.
We're stuck with an incompetent liberal irregardless.
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