Nader for President (failed attempt # 5)

February 24, 2008

You know, Ralph Nader needs to REALLY get over himself.

Ralph Nader is entering the presidential race as an independent, he announced Sunday, saying it is time for a “Jeffersonian revolution.”

“In the last few years, big money and the closing down of Washington against citizen groups prevent us from trying to improve our country. And I want everybody to have the right and opportunity to improve their country,” he told reporters after an appearance announcing his candidacy on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Asked why he should be president, the longtime consumer advocate said, “Because I got things done.” He cited a 40-year record, which he said includes saving “millions of lives,” bringing about stricter protection for food and water and fighting corporate control over Washington.

Nader’s decision, which did not come as a surprise to political watchers, marks his fourth straight White House bid — fifth if his 1992 write-in

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Here’s a nice ding from Reason:

Nader’s current run is predicated on umpteen false assumptions, the biggest ones being that Americans are angry at the party system and that the angriest ones are crying out for liberal leadership. He’ll end up getting most of his financing from Republicans trying to splinter the liberal vote.

from Reason:  Ralph Nader: Irrelevent at any speed 

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