Nader Ponders Run

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    For those who say they do not have a choice in 08 - Ralph is coming to the rescue



    Nader ponders run, calls Clinton 'coward'

    By: Roger Simon
    Jun 21, 2007 04:52 AM EST


    Ralph Nader says he is seriously considering running for president in 2008 because he foresees another Tweedledum-Tweedledee election that offers little real choice to voters.

    "You know the two parties are still converging -- they don't even debate the military budget anymore," Nader said in a 30-minute interview. "I really think there needs to be more competition from outside the two parties."

    Even the possible entry of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg into the race as an independent might not dissuade Nader.

    "He is interesting (but) unpredictable," Nader said of Bloomberg. "I really like the stand he took against smoking, but he goes along with corporate welfare in New York and tax-funded stadiums. So he is unfinished in that way."

    Nader would have little or no chance of winning the presidency should he run, but he doesn't need to win to affect the outcome: Many Democrats still blame Nader for draining enough votes away from Al Gore in Florida in 2000 to elect George W. Bush.

    And while Nader, 73, realizes he might once again be accused of being a "spoiler" candidate, he says the Democrats could win in 2008, unless they spoil things for themselves.

    "Democrats have become, over the years, very good at electing very bad Republicans," Nader said. "Democrats always know how to implode, how to be ambiguous, how to waver, how not to be authentic."

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0607/4580.html
     
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    Run, Ralphie, Run!!!!!!!

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    A Democrat nightmare, although he may get few votes this time. More scary for the Dems is Bloomberg. Even though he was a Republican until a couple of days ago, he would probably draw more votes away from the Dem candidate, than the Republican.
     
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    Yep. Bloomberg makes Giuliani look like a Second Amendment extremist. Couple that with his global warming stance and the fact that almost every policy he instituted while mayor of NYC was statist in nature, and you have a Leftist dream candidate. Bloomberg and Nader runs would be a disaster for the Left.
     
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    So let them run.

    It would be fun to watch the lefts reaction - they always say they are for more involvement in the political process

    Or does that apply only when it benefits them?
     

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