Skip to comments.Nader rules out another run but ‘almost 100 percent’ certain Obama will face primary challenge
Posted on 08/05/2011 8:47:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and perennial third-party presidential candidate, announced last month that he would work to find a Democrat to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.
Nader now says that a primary challenge is a near certainty.
What [Obama] did this week is just going to energize that effort, Nader promised in an interview with The Daily Caller. I would guess that the chances of there being a challenge to Obama in the primary are almost 100 percent.
The only question, he said, is the stature of that opponent and whether it will be either an ex-senator or an ex-governor or an intellectual leader or an environmental leader.
In approximately a week and a half there will be another chapter of this effort, Nader predicted.
The Public Citizen founder said he disapproved of how Obama handled recent debt ceiling negotiations, and claimed the deals failings prompted this weeks dramatic stock market drop.
He made a deal that did not provide for a public works project to create jobs all over the country. All he did was he agreed to cut spending, Nader said. And thats what the market is reacting to.
President Obama shouldnt have even had that problem, Nader said. When he surrendered the continuation of tax cuts for the rich last December, the least he could have gotten was the debt ceiling increased. He didnt even do that. So he set himself up for this hostage situation by the Republicans and its his own fault. And the country and the workers are paying the price.
Asked whether the Tea Party movement was responsible for an unsavory resolution to debt ceiling negotiations, Nader responded: Its not really a movement. Its the conservative non-libertarian wing of the Republican Party.
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Run, Ralphie, Run!
I’m betting that his opponent in the primariy will be none other than the Hildabeast! She’ll claim that she now has foreign policy experience and has learned a lot from her brief stint in the Senate and during the pretender administration.
Hillary most likely, or possibly Kookcinich.
It's far more likely that he decides, at year's end, not to run again..
Run, Ralphie, Run!
Indeed. Ralphie could make a difference in close races. He needs to be encouraged. He could be the next President of the United States (LOL).
So Ralph ‘unsafe at any speed’ Nader thinks the Taxed Enough Already Party wants more taxes? He’s as crazy as ever.
It’s far more likely that he decides, at year’s end, not to run again..
It would be a difficult decision for him because he wants to finish the job of taking us down and putting us in our place. But he might pull an LBJ and consider his mission accomplished.
By next fall, who knows what shape we’ll be in.
Yeah, my money is on Al Franken.
What's funny is some of the candidates the commenters suggest !!
I’m surprised we haven’t heard from ‘Moonbeam’ Brown, or algore yet.
As time passes, we may even see Evan Bayh test the waters.
From your mouth to the Liberal Messiah's ears.
I’d pull a Juan McKeating and “cross the aisle” to vote in that primary.
Al Gore, maybe?
I am more than 50% sure that Mittens would be best suited to run against Barry in the Democrat primaries.