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Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?
LA Times ^
| Ralph Nader
Posted on 05/15/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of becoming president. Republicans Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are long shots. On the Democratic side, that term applies to everyone but Hillary Rodham Clinton..
If you tell them in private, "You do not have a chance to be president," they will point to underdogs who won, such as Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan, or front-runners who faltered such as Clinton herself in 2008. They all harbor the belief that they can catch fire, especially during the primary debates. They know that Clinton could falter yet again; if so, they will be ready.
Short of winning the presidency, however, there are many other rewards for running.
You can fatten your mailing list and your Rolodex for future opportunities. These can include lucrative jobs, retainers, paid speeches or book advances. After 2008, former Gov. Mike Huckabee made it to Fox News and, by staying in the limelight, set himself up for a second run.
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Oh the irony. “Why Run...” indeed. From a 4 time loser.
Click the link, though. He does make some valid points.
posted on 05/15/2015 10:42:58 AM PDT
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posted on 05/15/2015 10:45:13 AM PDT
("Keeping your stick down used to be a commandment, but not anymore" Harry Sinden, 1988)
“Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are long shots.”
Can anyone guess who they are worried about?
posted on 05/15/2015 10:45:46 AM PDT
by Iron head mike
(with a politican's promise and 2 bucks you can get a cup of coffee any where.)
Money. Candidates get to keep unexpended campaign contributions.
posted on 05/15/2015 10:49:29 AM PDT
Another "Do as I say, not as I do" liberal speaks.
posted on 05/15/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT
by Political Junkie Too
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posted on 05/15/2015 10:50:40 AM PDT
To: Iron head mike
If Ted Cruz is a long shot, then I am in the wrong party. Then again, that Romney was the nominee in 2012 indicated that one of us — him or me — was in the wrong party.
posted on 05/15/2015 10:53:54 AM PDT
(Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
posted on 05/15/2015 10:59:04 AM PDT
Is not how many but that most do not have a proven record of success with a firm basis in the USC.
Obama barely had a past let alone a proven record of success.
That’s putting it mildly.
I would wish in a population of 350 there would be at least a half a dozen who qualify.
posted on 05/15/2015 11:02:54 AM PDT
("Soon you won't be able to live in America as a Muslim. The noose is tightening," Elton Simpson)
the LSM must be very worried about Cruz, they keep trying to tell us that he is a long shot or a presidential hopeful.
posted on 05/15/2015 11:03:53 AM PDT
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To: Iron head mike
Wasn’t Obama a long-shot in 2007?
He went from overhyped speech at the 2004 DNC convention to President (God forgive this nation) in the blinking of an eye.
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At least Fiorina can go at Clinton in debate without being labeled sexist.
posted on 05/15/2015 11:49:14 AM PDT
Hope Bush, the huckster, Paul, Santorum, Carson and Christie are paying attention....
posted on 05/15/2015 1:24:16 PM PDT
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