Just saw the CNN crawl telling us Nader is forming an exploratory committee. Now that Edwards and Kucinich is gone, he thinks we need him.
Look…I believe anyone has a right to run and I certainly welcome some of his views. From the CNN ticker:
“John Edwards, the banner of Democratic Party populism, is dropping out, and Dennis Kucinich dropped out earlier, so in terms of voters who are at least interested in having major areas of injustice, deprivations, and solutions discussed in a presidential campaign, they might be interested in my exploratory effort,” Nader said.
CNN goes on to say:
Nader said he finds Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both unacceptable candidates, and he said whichever wins the party’s presidential nomination will not have an impact on his decision to run.
“They are both enthralled to the corporate powers,” Nader said of the two leading Democrats. “They’ve completely ignored the presidential pattern of illegality and accountability, they’ve ignored the out of control waste-fraud military expenditures, they hardly ever mention the diversion of hundreds of billions of dollars to corporate subsidies, handouts, and giveaways, and they don’t talk about a living wage.”
Look, Ralph. You have a lot to add to the discussion. I only wish you would add it by helping build and not tear down.
I just want to remind everyone that you told us there was no difference between Bush and Gore in 2000. Well, Ralph…you were wrong. Hugely, grandly, unforgivably wrong. While you may have some great points to make, your understanding of the larger picture is flawed big-time. BIG TIME! Seriously, even if you just look at the Supreme Court…what were you thinking???? Not to mention a little thing called Iraq.
That’s all. Nothing I can say to influence him. He has a right to run. And I doubt we’ll make the same costly mistake we made before. Many many Democrats are genuinely excited about the current front-runners – although I know there are also people who will vote for him to register their dissatisfaction with the state of politics in general.
But seriously Ralph…I am still waiting for that apology I know you’ll never give.