Saturday, February 23, 2008

Nader Considers Presidency Again

The AP reported yesterday on the latest with Ralph Nader.

Ralph Nader could be poised for another third party presidential campaign.

The consumer advocate will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday to announce whether he will launch another White House bid. Nader kicked off his 2004 presidential run on the show.

Kevin Zeese, who was Nader's spokesman during the 2004 presidential race, but is no longer working for him, said Friday that Nader has been actively talking to "lots of people on all sorts of levels" about the possibility of making another run.

Zeese said he could only guess what Nader might do, but added: "Obviously, I don't think ("Meet the Press" host) Tim Russert would have him on for no reason."

This will be fun. Ralph Nader is the Ron Paul of the Left. The guy can't win, but the people who support him are fanatics, and there are just enough of them to affect the outcome of the election.

If he runs, though, will he siphon off enough of the moonbats from (presumably) Obama to secure the election for (presumably) McCain? We can hope so, but Barak Obama is already way off to the Left, so his followers may not jump into Nader's camp.

And there's still the chance that Ron Paul will run as an Independent and take his Republican voters with him too. I don't remember a Presidential election with a double-spoiler effect.

Still, I've gotta say, "Run, Ralph, run!"

2 comments:

Marvin said...

Moonbats?

SkyePuppy said...

Marvin,

Moonbat (also "barking moonbat" and "moonbat crazy") is a term often used currently in U.S. politics as a political epithet referring to anyone that is liberal or on the left.

Big time.