Nader’s Latest Run – Monkey Wrench or Cattle Prod?

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by Stephen Fleischman
Counterpunch
Feb 29, 2008

“Here we go again,” murmured the old guard Democrats when Ralph Nader officially announced his candidacy for president in 2008, on Tim Russert’s “Meet the Press” show, Sunday, Feb.24th.

“Nader–the spoiler,” they called him since the 2000 election when Al Gore lost the presidency to George W. Bush. “It’s all Nader’s fault!” they cried. Nader was a good scapegoat, a good person to blame, so they wouldn’t have to examine their own souls.

Yes, George W. Bush was named President. He won Florida by 537 votes. Ralph Nader got 97,488 votes in Florida. It’s simple. If Nader hadn’t run, Gore would have won!

Hold on! It’s not as simple as that!

What about the “monkey wrench” effect? Will Nader be accused of blowing the election for the Democrats, again, in 2008? Lose to John McCain? It would take Houdini to do that. As Nader said to Tim Russert in the “Meet the Press” interview, “If the Democrats can’t landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, emerge in a different form. You think the American people are going to vote for a pro-war John McCain who almost gives an indication that he’s the candidate for perpetual war”.

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see

Nader the Best Antidote to American Imperialism

Nader did not “spoil” the 2000 election (videos)

In defense of Ralph Nader (video)

Nader-Ralph

www.votenader.org/

5 thoughts on “Nader’s Latest Run – Monkey Wrench or Cattle Prod?

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  3. It is great that he is in the race and forcing the two front runners to discuss the real issues!

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