In the last 30 years he has held no political office. Experienced politicians in too many cases know all about corrupt special interest campaign money. In the last 30 years those experienced republicans have sent the economy down the tubes twice that required trillion dollar bailouts. Why does one need to have held a political office? This man likely knows more about government than many elected officials. Knows campaign finance like the back of his hand. This NOT republican party is anything BUT fiscally conservative and certainly not prudent.( spent $53 million tax dollars to nail Clinton on a blow job). Ralph Nader is fiscally prudent and socially responsible.