I think in reference to a running mate the answer is a definite yes. My last post, Democrats and Spoilage, has a video of Matt speaking at the Green Convention in 2004. I remember watching it on C-SPAN and saying to myself, he is the next canidate the Greens should put up for president. I think Nader made an excellent choice in choosing Matt Gonzalez as his vice presidential canidate.
Where I think Nader’s choice is questionable is his decision not to run as a Green. He stated on C-SPAN today there is enough room in progressive politics to have two different campaigns. He then made a perplexing comment that the Green Party was only on the ballot in 31 states and he wants to run a 50 state campaign.
I found that last comment interesting because Cynthia McKinney has stated on more than one occasion she wants to run a 51 state campaign (DC statehood). I am having a hard time wrapping my head around why Nader is so dead set against seeking the Green nomination for President. Unlike other political parties, the Greens have no rules against fusion, so Nader would be free to on other political lines.
With all that said, I do hope when July comes around the Greens choose to nominate Nader / Gonzalez for President. It, of course, would be much easier to do this if Nader expressed his interest in the Green nomination.