Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ralph Nader wants to run again. (Apparently he's not happy with handing the presidency to just one Republican)

Ralph Nader is at it again:

Ralph Nader says he is seriously considering running for president in 2008 because he foresees another Tweedledum-Tweedledee election that offers little real choice to voters.
"You know the two parties are still converging -- they don't even debate the military budget anymore," Nader said in a 30-minute interview. "I really think there needs to be more competition from outside the two parties."

Little real choice for voters? Who is he kidding? The Democratic and Republican candidates offer wildly divergent positions on the Iraq War, foreign policy, immigration, health care, taxes, trade, and the environment. Want to get out of Iraq? Vote Democratic. Want an indefinite occupation? Vote Republican. Want a mulitlateral foreign policy? Vote Democratic. Want a unilateral foreign policy? Vote Republican. Want more immigration? Vote Democratic. Want less? Vote Republican. Want universal healthcare? Vote Democratic. Want to keep healthcare the way it is? Vote Republican. Want to get rid of the Bush tax cuts? Vote Democratic. Want to keep them? Vote Republican. Want more environmental protection? Vote Democratic. Want less? Vote Republican. Want to protect civil liberties? Vote Democratic. Think civil liberties just get in Jack Bauer's way? Vote Republican. Want separation of church and state? Vote Democratic. Don't want separation of church and state? Vote Republican. Want stem-cell research? Vote Democratic. Don't want it? Vote Republican. Want more liberal judges on the Supreme Court? Vote Democratic. Want more conservative judges? Vote Republican. Etc etc etc.

I'm getting a little tired of Nader's willful ignorance of the way our political system works:

And while Nader, 73, realizes he might once again be accused of being a "spoiler" candidate, he says the Democrats could win in 2008, unless they spoil things for themselves.

"Democrats have become, over the years, very good at electing very bad Republicans," Nader said.

Bold words from the man who cost Al Gore Florida and handed George Bush the presidency.


BrandonIsADork said...

Ralph Nader at 73... why does he even think he's relevant? Look, I understand the whole concept of the Third Party, but really all it does is divide the votes up in our system and screw over one party. Bloomberg, according to Flyntz's post, could possibly help the Dems out but all Nader does is screw them over. I used to sympathize with his cause, even the last election, he sounded somewhat noble. I now think the Republican party pays him off to screw things up. Who are these people that vote for a 73 year old man out of touch with political culture. Awesome article; I love the run down of the parties and options.

ajlynch85 said...

why DC, if i didnt know better i would think that you were biased towards the democrats from this post...