June 21, 2007

I Love This Guy

Nader may very well run in 2008. Maybe he'll be the big anti-war candidate!

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."...

...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."

Let's be honest. You could have a race between Darth Vader and Jesus and he'd still call it a "Tweedledum-Tweedledee election". This guy lives to be a pain in the Democrats' collective asses. He gives a lot of Liberal voters an "out" because if they don't like the candidate they can say "hey, I voted for Nader" and still attest to having done their civic duty, all the while blaming the party for nominating a bad candidate.

Can he be a headache for Hillary? Oh, you betcha. He seems like one of the only politicians on the Left who's not afraid of the Clinton machine.

While Nader praised two candidates who have almost no chance of winning their party's nomination -- Republican Ron Paul and Democrat Mike Gravel -- he was severe in his criticism of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

"She is a political coward," Nader said. "She goes around pandering to powerful interest groups on the one hand and flattering general audiences on the other. She doesn't even have the minimal political fortitude of her husband."

Ouch. Nader is the gift that just keeps giving. And no matter what Democrat operatives do, they just can't seem to shake him off.

Run, Ralph, Run!

Posted by Gary at June 21, 2007 12:14 PM | TrackBack

I double-dog dare Ralph Nader to run.

Posted by: rbj at June 21, 2007 01:00 PM

Hi, new to your site, My dream third party ticket is Bloomberg/Nader, that would be really funny.

Posted by: kyle8 at June 22, 2007 04:50 PM


From your mouth to God's ear. The only problem I see with that ticket is Nader's ego. It's haveto be Nader/Bloomberg or I don't think he'd go for it.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at June 23, 2007 02:33 PM