Friday, February 22, 2008

I respect him, but make him back off

Ralph Nader is again thinking about taking an independent run at the Presidency this year.

When I was in college, I totally admired what Nader stood for and espoused. However, I am one of 'those Democrats' who think his run for the Presidency in 2000 gave George W. Bush the win.

While neither Clinton or Obama is perfect, a Nader candidacy will take votes from which ever one of them garners the Democratic nomination. That, and the fact that McCain has often attracted centrist Democrats, could hand the election to McCain.

And, let's be real here. Does he really think he has a chance of actually winning? What would be the point, other than stealing votes from the Democratic nominee? Does he really hate the Democrats that much that he'd rather see a Republican win?

Even if the guy doesn't like the two main parties, he should admit that his politics are in line with many leftist Democrats. If he actually wanted a shot at the Presidency he should have run as a Democrat in the primaries. Heck, he and Kucinich have a lot in common.

So, Ralph, are you listening? STEP OFF!

1 comment:

changejunkie said...

I'm with you -- his role in getting George Bush elected has really soured me on Nader. I really think this is all about ego with him. I think he likes "sticking it to the system" never mind that real people get hurt when we end up with a president like Bush.