Nader takes on the SEC, will a campaign be next?
Bit by bit, Ralph Nader
does what he does best, annoying those who abuse power. This last year, he has kept with advocacy that is in parallel with smart campaign strategy and the creation of the SEC watchdog group
is an example of that. The Greens
are still debating him in the forums
, wondering if he is still their guy. Maybe they should be asking if he's OUR
Ralph repents? Or something?
The man many Democrats see as just a few steps short of an evil spawn of Satan for being a 2000 election spoiler has issued statements of support for 13 non-Green candidates in tight races. These are all Democrats
, including Jean Carnahan (Mo.), Tim Johnson (S.D.) and Tom Strickland (Co.). "I certainly don't want Republicans controlling Congress," Nader said. What happened to the "things have to get worse before they get better" theory? Or has the situation in D.C. indeed grown so bad that at least some
Dems. are turning far enough left for Nader? (Note: He'd thrown support behind Wellstone, even though there's a Green candidate
for Senate in Minn.)
What went wrong for Ralph?
Now that the whining and accusations has died down a little, it's time to finally ask the hard question: So why did Ralph Nader do so badly?
. Did his campaign drift too far left? Was Winnona LaDuke the right running mate? Did the Green party help or hurt him? What did Nader himself do to screw his own campaign.
I know it is cheap and easy to link to Salon, but I imagine this might make interesting conversation.We can thank Nader and his supporters for the election mess -- and they're not even sorry.
Don't you idiots know the Democratic party owns your votes? Quit being so selfish.