Righteous Ralph Nader Is Back, And He Matters

Which quote is from native son Ralph Nader ? - "The problem in America today to a large extent ...[is] that we don't have trust and confidence in our institutions because of the corruption on Wall Street and ... Full Story
Larry

Judsonia, AR

#1 Oct 10, 2008
I have voted Nader a couple of times over the last 3 decades. It is a tossed vote, but its all you can do when "bad" or "worse" are the only two choices and it doesn't seem to make much difference. I am thankful God is still in control.
Gene Debs

United States

#2 Oct 10, 2008
Your fair-minded reporting is appreciated, Mr. Green, even if you "still can't quite forgive Nader for Florida in 2000." But you should ask yourself - forgive him for what? The notion that Nader had some obligation to give his votes to Gore really boils down to political prejudice - the idea that certain candidates (the major party guys) have greater right to participate in the system than all others. It's just not true. Of course, people never overtly claim that Gore was entitled to Nader's votes by right. Instead, they just say that Nader should have dropped out and encouraged his voters to support Gore. Nonsense. Gore should have been a better candidate. Period. Whatever the problem was in Florida in 2000, the solution is not to tell an entire class of citizens that they shouldn't participate in the electoral system.
Reality

Edison, NJ

#3 Oct 10, 2008
Get over it already Gore lost the elction on his own.
There must be 20 spoilers: the state of Tennessee, the state of Arkansas, the Democratically controlled counties of Palm Beach that didn't recount in time for the Supreme Court deadline, George Bush taking 10 times the number of Democratic votes in Florida that Nader did. For Pete sake Gore couldn't even carry his own home state. He just ran a very poor campaign.

It's time to wake up and realize that the Democratic party has sold itself out. They are virtually identical to the Republicans in having sold our country out to corporate special interests. This is why we are faced with the current economic crisis. Both parties deregulated financial banking back in 1980 and 1999 and we are just now reaping the fruits of our governments stupidity.

Maybe it is you and others who should have joined us in voting for Mr. Nader back in 2000. We probably wouldn't be in the mess we are today if you had.
Larry

Arcadia, CA

#4 Oct 10, 2008
Not many people make comments here.
JRD

New Milford, CT

#5 Oct 10, 2008
I find it really a shame more people aren't listening closely to this brilliant man. Maybe we have to blame our human nature with all its failings which makes the vast majority of us feel we have to be herded into these dark caverns called the democratic and republican parties.
Obama and McCain are a part of this government that has sold us down the river for their rich and powerful corporate sponsors. I believe, the best we can hope they'll do, is find men or women with the intelligence and integrity of a Ralph Nader to fill their Cabinet. I will be voting Nader/Gonzalez to send them just that message.

Jon Hain

Monroe, WI

#6 Oct 10, 2008
Nader has earned my vote. The recent bailout fiasco illustrated that, despite their rhetoric, Obama & McCain will put their corporate donors over what's best for the country. Instead of handing over our tax money, they should be investigating and putting the Wall St. greed-heads in prison.

As a side note, I liked this article but, really, you can stop blaming Nader for Gore's loss. Even Gore himself doesn't blame Nader. It is a false story and only serves to show the ignorance of the author.
I agree completely

Toronto, Canada

#7 Oct 11, 2008
I'm Canadian and am appaled (and scared) for various reasons i won't get into here, that the US system which has been monopolized by two now almost indistinguishable parties - if nader had at least a voice in congress (i'm not saying he necc. has to be president.. but HE NEEDS A VOICE AND 15% of the popular vote!) the wall street - washington conflicts of interest and the wall street lobbying that resulted in greenspan lowering rates to 1% causing the credit bubble (but allowing his wall street buddies to make huge cash borrowing short and lending long), the removal of regulations permitting investment banks to recklessely overlevarage knowing that when the overlevaging finally hit a brick wall, that bonuses would have already been paid and society would have been left to pick up the pieces, and the engaging in predatory lending, would NEVER HAVE OCCURED. i could go on (and on) but somehow this democratic break down must be repulsed otherwise america will always be held hostage by the special interest tied in too deeply with the republicans and to some extent the democrats - contact the media and INSIST NADER BE INVITED to debased (though i'm not sure - are any more debates scheduled ??)
Joe

New Milford, CT

#8 Oct 11, 2008
Bravo Ralph Nader!

I'm voting for Mr Clean: http://www.votenader.org

Washington CT USA (5th CD voter)
Joe

New Milford, CT

#9 Oct 11, 2008
PS
And I won't be voting for appeasers and enablers of the Bush-Cheney-Pelosi regime like Mr Chris Murphy...
and Mr Shays should be retired too...

As a 5th CD voter I'm supporting:
Attorney Harold Burbank of Canton

http://www.newmenu.org/haroldburbank

Washington CT USA
sham debates

United States

#10 Oct 12, 2008
Ralph Nader and Ron Paul:
The wisdom of experience.

Realignment of American Politics
EAK

New York, NY

#11 Oct 14, 2008
If anyone will be New York tomorrow, Nader will be speaking at Cooper Union in New York City at 6pm 3rd Ave and 7th St. at the Great Hall.
He will also be protesting the Wall St. bailout at 12 noon on Wall Street, Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street on Thursday.
Nader is a great man and if people heard him debate the candidates, he would win the debate and get a lot more support. He is much more intelligent and experienced than any other candidate. That is why he is kept out by both parties.
If you can take a trip to NYC, we would love to see you there!

Since: Jul 08

Burgettstown, PA

#12 Oct 15, 2008
EVERYTHING indicates and impeachment resolution
impeachment
Dennis M Mccullough washpa

Since: Jul 08

Burgettstown, PA

#13 Oct 16, 2008
Dennis M Mccullough wrote:
EVERYTHING indicates and impeachment resolution
impeachment
Dennis M Mccullough washpa


impeachment

Since: Jul 08

Burgettstown, PA

#14 Oct 17, 2008
Dennis M Mccullough wrote:
EVERYTHING indicates and impeachment resolution
impeachment
Dennis M Mccullough washpa

“I feel pretty”

Since: Mar 07

Chesterfield, MO

#15 Oct 17, 2008
Either Nader or Barr will get my vote. Both major parties candidates have serious flaws and I hope to send a protest message with my vote. I don't think Obama or McCain are right for the job.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#16 Oct 17, 2008
oh deer wrote:
Either Nader or Barr will get my vote. Both major parties candidates have serious flaws and I hope to send a protest message with my vote. I don't think Obama or McCain are right for the job.
Im probably swinging back this way too. I never was crazy about McCain. Then I said I'd s uck it up and vote for him. Now, Im going back to the alternative political mindset, which is the correct way.

“I feel pretty”

Since: Mar 07

Chesterfield, MO

#17 Oct 17, 2008
radical moderate wrote:
<quoted text>
Im probably swinging back this way too. I never was crazy about McCain. Then I said I'd s uck it up and vote for him. Now, Im going back to the alternative political mindset, which is the correct way.
I have been undecided all along, and probably was leaning toward McCain. But his V.P. choice and recent ads and performance at the debates have not sat well with me. I have a terrible feeling we're screwed either way, so I'm hoping by voting this way, maybe I can help influence the rise of a viable third party for the next election. I will never "not" vote because I don't like who's running, but I cannot in good conscience vote for either of these two.

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