Wednesday, December 03, 2003

For Goodness Sake, Tell Him NO!

Nader raising money for possible campaign

Dec. 2, 2003 | WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ralph Nader has not yet decided whether to make another run for the White House, but he's authorized a new exploratory committee to raise money for a potential bid.

The Nader 2004 Presidential Exploratory Committee was formed in late October as part of the consumer activist's effort to gauge support for a run, said Theresa Amato, a committee director.

for that matter, tell the greens no. Admittedly it's hard to be hopeful they'll listen-- and harder still to plumb the depths of self-delusion that people are capable of. They actually have a link at their site asking "who spoiled the 2000 election?" In which they blame the post election debacle on Al Gore, the democrats in the senate, and well, the constitution. Then they editorialize for a bit about how we should have instant runoff voting. For my part, I'm tired of this conceit, which I here bandied about from time to time. The constitution is hard to change-- as it should be-- and our basic way of electing a president wont be changing any time in the forseeable future. So we live in a real world where the Green Party is the part of the problem, and not any part of the solution, which is recognizing that voting for the Greens at the presidential level means effectively voting for the Republicans. The goons who say they're "voting their conscience" are simply perverse. Are they saying they're happy to throw elections to George Bush and the gop because their conscience tells them to? How does a vote that helps bring George Bush to power, or to a second term, bring us any closer to universal health care, a cleaner enviroment, or fair trade and labor laws?