Saturday, February 23, 2008


Saying that he has not done enough damage to the country, former Green Party candidate Ralph Nader is forming a committee to explore another run for the presidency.

In the 2000 election Nader drew enough votes from Democratic candidate Al Gore to give the election to George Bush. Nader refuses to accept responsibility for the election outlook, saying the Democrats are responsible for their own losing campaign. According to him, Gore was weak on environmental issues. “If the Democrats had run a strong environmental candidate,” he says, “I wouldn’t have been in the race.”

Some Democrats blame Nader for Gore’s losing the Florida race, which in turn lost the election. Nader denies that. Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris (who was also chair of Bush’s Florida campaign) made rulings that disenfranchised a lot of Democrats. That helped, and so did the right wing Supreme Court.

So without Nader’s egomaniacal run for the presidency, we wouldn’t have had the disastrous George W. Bush presidency. Is that what he wanted? How can he possibly think there was no difference between Al Gore and George Bush?

You’ve caused enough trouble, Ralph. Go find another hobby, one that won’t be so damaging to the country.

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