Oh my, won’t the Democrats be upset!

Nader announces another presidential bid

WASHINGTON – Ralph Nader is launching a third-party campaign for president. The consumer advocate made the announcement Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He says most Americans are disenchanted with the Democratic and Republican parties, and that none of the presidential contenders are addressing ways to stem corporate crime and Pentagon waste and promote labor rights.

Nader also ran as a third-party candidate in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. He is still loathed by many Democrats who call him a spoiler and claim his candidacy in 2000 cost the party the election by siphoning votes away from Al Gore in a razor-thin contest in Florida.

Maybe if the Democrats actually tried to do something about corporate crime and corruption then Nader would not feel compelled to jump into the race. But if the Dems did that, they might not be mistaken for Republicans, and then no one would vote for them.

Much more important to get elected rather than do the right thing.

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  1. Gary says:

    Ralph Nader is a has been fool that needs to forget his stupid aspiration of the Presidency. His candidacies have disrupted American politics and caused the worst presidency in history with Nader gave Bush the presidency twice , he should be tried for treaason along with Bush and Cheney. ONly a Nader Presidency could have been worse than Bush! I would much rather see an Independent president from pasy Democratic candidates. Edwards and Kucinich paired as President and VP together now, during both party’s primaries before nominations would be a ticket that would beat any combination of either party, even Obama/ Clinton.

  2. ATHELSTAN says:

    2008 may, at long last, be Ralph Nader’s year to be elected president. He is an old fashioned liberal who is now very much in fashion now that Obama and Clinton have demonstrated they are tools of Wall Street bankers, industrialists, and corporate interests who continue to bribe our national office holders and wreck our economy. In effect, a fascist corporate state is the result of their efforts and hboth major parties have become their mouthpieces.
    If Ralph’s name on the ballot is enough to throw the election into the House of Representatives resulting in John McCain becoming president, the Democrats have only themselves to blame for having become the “me too” Republican party. A party no longer committed to the principles of Lincoln, Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    They will not deserve to continue as a major political party , and may well earn the same honor the Whig party earned in 1860.

  3. Gary raises an interesting point. What if the parties started running P/VP pairs in the primaries rather than saving the VP post for political trading at the convention? Hmmm. Nah, Where’s the fun in that?

    If the general media doesn’t provide enough publicity (neutral or positive) for a candidate or party to generate an interest in a platform then that platform is not going to be well known to the body politic. And if that platform has a few anti-corporate planks and the general media are corporate tools, there won’t be a lot of publicity, period.

  4. Rana says:

    I’d like to see GW get another 4 years! Or a Cheney/Gingrich ticket!

  5. Jack says:

    The idiots abound…

    Although this may be an absurdist extract. The problem with absurdity is that it takes more than one line to establish the context and develop the absurdity. Otherwise, it will be mistaken for the ravings of an idiot.