Centre Daily: Nader said he is mulling a 2008 presidential run, but before jumping in he would have to put together an organization of thousands of volunteers and pro bono lawyers to defend him against the “Democratic quadrennial assault.”
“We’re going to be ready for them. We will confront them on every level,” Nader told a news conference. “They better have clean hands.”
As I have mentioned before I did not vote for Nader in 2000 or 2004, but maybe the third times a charm. I was quite impressed a few weeks ago when Wolf (CNN) asked Nader about contaminated products from China. In particular when asked how a consumer can tell which foods from China are safe he responded none. He further explained that the closer the food source is to you the safer it is.
Ralph also set the record straight of who the real spoilers are.
Many Republicans and Democrats believe “we’re the ones who take votes away” from them, he said. “It’s not the Republicans and Democrats in a rigged, corrupt system who take votes away from us.”
I have had it with the Demopublican and Demowhore fear mongering about third party voting. It is supposedly the Greens and Nader’s fault that we went to war Iraq when the vast majority of Democrats had their thumbs up their ass. Yes, both Patriot Act 1 and Patriot Act 2 are also the fault of the Greens which is why only 1 Democratic Senator voted against it. I think that if we want to find blame for the state of America its best for Democrats to take a deep look inside before blaming outside forces.
But, for the fun of it lets play out their fantasy. If Gore / Lieberman would have won in 2000 it certainly would not be the Gore we saw at live earth. Please remember that Clinton did not sign the Kyota protocol at the urging of AL Gore (he did not want it as a defining political issue). Lets also not forget the dismal environmental record of Clinton / Gore throughout the 90’s. In the end we would still have had a rogue vice president for last years, Lieberman instead of Cheeney). If we truly want to honor the Democrats fantasy we’d have to acknowledge that right now Lieberman would be running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Don’t look at it as the Greens / Nader gave us eight years of Bush but rather saved us from 8 years of Lieberman.