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Nader proposes new model to challenge Obama, threatens to throw primary process into chaos
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Posted on 09/01/2011 2:37:59 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Nader proposes new model to challenge Obama, threatens to throw primary process into chaos 50 mins ago

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, whose third-party presidential candidacy some Democrats credited with handing the 2000 election to George W. Bush, has a new model for challenging President Obama from the left in 2012.

Nader proposes to assemble a large group of Democratic candidates to take Obama to task on a variety of issues.

The press would ignore one lesser-known candidate, Nader told The Daily Caller, but an unorthodox “slate” of candidates would attract more attention.

“So you have to have several people of distinguished backgrounds — different distinguished backgrounds — run as a slate in various primaries so that he can’t ignore someone who has a military-foreign policy background, environmental background, poverty-labor background. See what I mean?” Nader explained.

Multiple candidates would also be more powerful, he declared.

Nader said he was hesitant to support the candidacy of former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, who told TheDC in early August that he would enter the primary if supporters raised $1 million. (RELATED: Gravel names his price: $1 million to challenge Obama)

“I had good things to say about him in ’08, but right now I’m focusing on this slate idea,” Nader said. “He could run against Obama and the press completely ignores him and he doesn’t get any debate with him.”

He continued: “It doesn’t work because he can be completely marginalized. We’re not interested in just having someone on the ballot who doesn’t get a paragraph in the press. And he knows what that’s all about. He’s experienced it.”

In July, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said during a radio interview that “I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.”

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1 posted on 09/01/2011 2:38:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

nader is about to get the race card played on him.


2 posted on 09/01/2011 2:39:44 PM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ralph Nader used to be a nut when compared to the democrat party. Now he seems reasonable compared to this bunch.
In either case, RUN Ralph RUN.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 2:39:44 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Sub-Driver

comrade obama has problemas.


4 posted on 09/01/2011 2:41:33 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nader is a socialist and a racist. Still, I hope he can succeed in pulling some votes from lefties who are stupid enough to vote for him.


5 posted on 09/01/2011 2:43:54 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here is what the "slate" will look like:
6 posted on 09/01/2011 2:43:54 PM PDT by feralcat
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To: Sub-Driver
The uber-nutters will love this idea. They think Obama has moved to the right of Bush and needs to be pushed back left.

I want some primaries entertainment on the left. This would provide it.

7 posted on 09/01/2011 2:48:20 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: feralcat

An interesting point is Obama got an early start working with NYPIRG, a Nader group supposedly student run but really following the Nader line down the line.

I was familiar with PIRG in that time period, the staff people were 100% leftist and many later made their money in the democrat party (like Obama).


8 posted on 09/01/2011 2:50:11 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Sub-Driver

An idependent Ralph Nader-Ron Paul ticket might be entertaining


9 posted on 09/01/2011 2:55:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ralph Nader, (who)some Democrats credited with handing the 2000 election to George W. Bush,

Who says the guy never did anything good for the country.

10 posted on 09/01/2011 3:03:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: GeronL
If Obama's numbers continue to tanks then (drum roll) I predict, here and now, that Al Gore will enter the Democratic primary. Hey, I've been wrong before. The secret is making so many predictions that you get lucky once in awhile.
11 posted on 09/01/2011 3:04:47 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: I Shall Endure

If Al Gore enters the Dem primary then Perry might endorse him!
/s/


12 posted on 09/01/2011 3:09:28 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: I Shall Endure

———Al Gore will enter the Democratic primary-——

In so doing he will become a bonefide loser and the 2000 loser question will be answered forever


13 posted on 09/01/2011 3:09:31 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: I Shall Endure

You know what would be fun?
If Algore, sharpton, jessie, nader, hillary, keith overbite, Bill clinton, louie farakhan, and van jones all got into the race to be the marxist candidate.

That would be fun to watch.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 3:21:40 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Texas resident

Don’t forget Dennis Kucinich (sp?)!


15 posted on 09/01/2011 3:24:30 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Sub-Driver

Waters, mckinney, michael moore-on, kookcinich, rosie o’donuts, “special ed” schultz, etc.

Real easy to come up with a list


16 posted on 09/01/2011 3:40:58 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Popcorn.


17 posted on 09/01/2011 3:43:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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“Nader proposes new model to challenge Obama, threatens to throw primary process into chaos 50 mins ago” ;’)


18 posted on 09/01/2011 4:44:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
...proposes new model to challenge Obama, threatens to throw primary process into chaos... proposes to assemble a large group of Democratic candidates to take Obama to task on a variety of issues. The press would ignore one lesser-known candidate, Nader told The Daily Caller, but an unorthodox "slate" of candidates would attract more attention... "different distinguished backgrounds -- run as a slate in various primaries so that he can't ignore someone who has a military-foreign policy background, environmental background, poverty-labor background. See what I mean?" ...Nader said he was hesitant to support the candidacy of former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel... "I had good things to say about him in '08, but right now I'm focusing on this slate idea" ...In July, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said during a radio interview that "I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition."

19 posted on 09/01/2011 4:55:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

well said.


20 posted on 09/01/2011 5:03:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Run, Ralph, Run!


21 posted on 09/02/2011 10:53:33 PM PDT by SuziQ
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