Nader noncommittal to Conn. Senate run, wants to see level of support

Nov 27, 2009 Full story: WTKR-TV Norfolk 127

Consumer activist and Connecticut native Ralph Nader said Friday he is "absorbing" the reaction he's receiving about a possible bid for the U.S. Senate, saying he wants to first gauge the level of grassroots support before making a decision.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#1 Nov 27, 2009
Agree that he'd need to see real support locally for him to run.

I think he has nothing to offer but Conn has sent frauds like Dodd to washington many times so who knows what they'll do.
Vote Green Party

Fresno, CA

#2 Nov 27, 2009
I say support 3rd parties be it left or right. The current two dont work people. Wake up already.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Winter Garden, FL

#3 Nov 27, 2009
Nadar? LOL!

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#5 Nov 27, 2009
All a Third Party does is elect a Democrat.They are straws and dont even know it.
Lone Wolf

Benicarló, Spain

#6 Nov 28, 2009
Bravo for Nader ...............he won´t be bribbed by pac money..
Lone Wolf

Benicarló, Spain

#7 Nov 28, 2009
any body accept republicans or democrats,both sell outs to the globalist foundations and goldman sachs...,, infowars.com
Carol

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Nov 28, 2009
I'm thrilled - the man is BRILLIANT and able to stand up to big business abuses.
Lone Wolf

Benicarló, Spain

#9 Nov 28, 2009
Wake up USA wrote:
All a Third Party does is elect a Democrat.They are straws and dont even know it.
both parties owned by globalist interests. Professer Carrol Quigley made this clear in his book,Tragedy and Hope-------The cheif problem of American political life...has been how to make the two congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies,one perhaps, of the Right and the othe Left,is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead,the two parties should be almost identical,so that the Americanpeople can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.....(Is that why the Bush agenda the same as the Obama agenda (false change)more debt,more war,more police state,more globalist policies,tearing the U.S. Constitution apart ??) sheep never wake up.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#10 Nov 28, 2009
SC, MA, FL, Spain (?)....... as a registered voter in CT, I'm not so sure he would win, but I'd vote for him on principle alone.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Winter Garden, FL

#11 Nov 28, 2009
anneutral wrote:
SC, MA, FL, Spain (?)....... as a registered voter in CT, I'm not so sure he would win, but I'd vote for him on principle alone.
name these principles he stands for and more importantly, what experience he has or offices held where he lives up to his words since we already have a complete LIAR AS PREZ...
JOD

United States

#12 Nov 28, 2009
Syphon off votes and give more umph to Dodd's senatorial rebid.

Dodd needs to go. Ignore third parties...that's Rahm divide and conquer mentality.

Ditto to Nevada's Reid.

Align yourselves to a candidate that will win in 2010 and 2012...afterwards...then drop the two crappy parties.

This nation can NOT afford to have an unbalanced Congress...balance congress vote OUT demoncrats.

After 2012 election...ripe and ready for other parties..other than repubs and demoncrats.

But in the meantime...out with DEMONCRATS or they will continue to destroy America.
Carol

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Nov 28, 2009
the Messiah wrote:
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name these principles he stands for and more importantly, what experience he has or offices held where he lives up to his words since we already have a complete LIAR AS PREZ...
MY pleasure -

Nader has been an agressive fighter against corporate abuses since the 70s. Nader was relentless in his pursuit of the then big car companies and their proven "deathmobiles". He crafted legislation for seat belts to be included in ALL manufactured US cars.

Nader also is infamous in his crusade against sweatshop abuses recruiting college students to inform the public about how exactly our clothing is made today.

Rather than do a thesis on him here - google it. There is plenty of info out there.
JOD

United States

#14 Nov 28, 2009
Wake up USA wrote:
All a Third Party does is elect a Democrat.They are straws and dont even know it.
Absolutely, right!

PRobably demoncrats funding Nader, pluggin Nader in the press...dress him...suck votes away and

the incumbent, Chris- Irish millionaire Cottage,'special' mortgage rates', get my friend a pardon, then buy out his side of the irish cottage for next to nothing, get wife appointed to boards-she never shows up to and STILL GETS PAID- Dodd.

No wonder the demoncrats say Dodd will win....they are going to go whole hog monetarily supporting Nader to suck away votes and ensure Dodd a win.

Evil=DemoNcrats

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

West Columbia, SC

#15 Nov 28, 2009
Wake up USA wrote:
All a Third Party does is elect a Democrat.They are straws and dont even know it.
Agree.

Unless everyone pulls a Lou Dobbs and changes to 'independent', the 2 main parties still must be dealt with & they make the rules.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Winter Garden, FL

#16 Nov 28, 2009
Carol wrote:
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MY pleasure -
Nader has been an agressive fighter against corporate abuses since the 70s. Nader was relentless in his pursuit of the then big car companies and their proven "deathmobiles". He crafted legislation for seat belts to be included in ALL manufactured US cars.
That would be a nice feather in cap if he wanted a consumer advocacy role but that's about it.
Carol wrote:
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Nader also is infamous in his crusade against sweatshop abuses recruiting college students to inform the public about how exactly our clothing is made today.
Again, this is consumer advocacy in the same linbe as Clark Howard.
Carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Rather than do a thesis on him here - google it. There is plenty of info out there.
In other words, you couldn't think of any relevant experience for office.

He did say Obama sucked last month but that's not unique anymore!

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Winter Garden, FL

#17 Nov 28, 2009
Nader Accuses McAuliffe of Suppressing Votes

By Anita Kumar
May 28, 2009; 3:38

Consumer activist Ralph Nader accused Terry McAuliffe Thursday of orchestrating an effort to remove him from the presidential ballot in 2004 when McAuliffe was chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Nader said that McAuliffe offered him an unspecified amount of money to campaign in 31 states if Nader would agree to pull his campaign in 19 battleground states.

"When you get a call like that, first of all it's inappropriate,'' Nader said in an interview. "The other thing is if you don't immediately say no, it's like taffy, you get stuck with it."

The latest charge against McAuliffe, who is in a hotly-contested three-way Democratic primary for governor, calls into question -- again -- whether his political career is a liability for him as a candidate.

McAuliffe isn't denying the charge. His spokeswoman Elisabeth Smith said in a statement McAuliffe "was concerned that Ralph Nader would cost John Kerry the election as he did Al Gore in 2000 and give us another four years of George W. Bush."

"It looks like Ralph Nader misses seeing his name in the press,'' Smith said. "Terry's focused on talking with Virginians about jobs, not feeding Ralph Nader's ego."

The accusations are outlined in a new book, Grand Illusion, The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny, by Theresa Amato, Nader's national campaign manager in 2000 and 2004, who writes about the barriers to third-party candidates.

"This seemed to be a very undemocratic kind of thing to do,'' Amato said. "The head of the Democratic party was telling Ralph where he could or not could run."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/28/ralp...

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Winter Garden, FL

#18 Nov 28, 2009
Ralph Nader issues statement on Obama’s first 100 Days

April 25th, 2009

“No more fine print; no more confusing terms and conditions.” This is what Barack Obama told a White House gathering of leading credit card issuers this week.

Right afterward, President Obama told the press that “there has to be strong and reliable protections for consumers, protections that ban unfair rate increases and forbid abusive fees and penalties.”

This soaring rhetoric places a heavy burden on Mr. Obama to stand up to the giant power of the credit card bosses and their monetized allies on Capitol Hill. Yet he has shown little interest in re-instating a Presidential consumer advisor as did Lyndon Johnson with the formidable Betty Furness and as did Jimmy Carter with the legendary Esther Peterson.

Deep recession times are tough for the nation’s over 200 million consumers. Still, no consumer voice in the White House, though consumer groups asked Mr. Obama to move promptly on this tiny advocacy office months ago.

The corporate chieftains have easy access to the White House and the new President, whether these bosses come on missions demanding power or missions of beggary for bailouts. When will he meet with the leading heads of consumer protection groups with millions of dues-paying members who could give him the base to hold accountable and regulate the democracy-denying, economy-wrecking corporate supremacists?

“Where’s the Backbone?” asked Ruth Marcus, the usually-restrained lawyer-columnist for The Washington Post. On April 15, 2009 she wrote:“When will President Obama fight, and when will he fold? That’s not entirely clear—and I’m beginning to worry that there may be a little too much presidential inclination to crumple.” Ms. Marcus asserts that “for all the chest-thumping about making hard choices and taking on entrenched interests, there has been disturbingly little evidence of the new president’s willingness to do that.” This is the case even with his allies in Congress, never mind his adversaries.

http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/200...

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Winter Garden, FL

#19 Nov 28, 2009
Ralph Nader on Barack Obama:“It is Quite Clear He is a Corporate Candidate from A to Z”

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader discusses his independent run for the White House, the media blackout of third party candidates, and his stance on the Iraq war, the military-industrial complex, the global food crisis, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and more...

INTERVIEW:

AMY GOODMAN: Obama later appeared to backtrack on his comments about the future status of Jerusalem as capital in a follow-up interview on CNN. He said it would be up to the Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate. Ralph Nader?

RALPH NADER: Well, I think Barack Obama is in training to become panderer-in-chief. That was really a disgraceful speech. It didn’t further the peace process, the two-state solution favored by a majority of Jewish Americans, Arab Americans, a majority of Israeli and Palestinian people. He basically sided with the militaristic approach to occupying, repressing, colonizing, destroying the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza. He hasn’t even spoken out against the international crime of the blockade of Gaza, one-and-a-half million people, from medicine or drinking water, fuel, electricity, food—lots of silent fatalities in Gaza because of that.

Barack Obama really now has to be examined very carefully. He has worn out the word “change.” We now want to know what change is involved. And it’s quite clear that he is a corporate candidate from A to Z. In his voting record, he voted against reform of the Mining Act of 1872, which gives away our hard rock minerals. He voted for a terrible class-action restriction law that the corporations wanted him to vote for. He, in many ways, has disappointed people who had greater hopes for him. He’s voted for reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. He refuses to even discuss—he’s vigorously against impeachment of Bush and Cheney. He won’t even support his colleague Senator Russ Feingold motion to censure the Bush administration for systemic repeated illegal wiretaps. He—you know, he’s letting the corporate-dominated city of Washington, the corporations who actually rule us now in Washington, determine his agenda. And that does not augur well.

He’s just appointed economic advisers right out of the Robert Rubin school of Citigroup and the University of Chicago. His Middle East advisers involve people who actually helped write his AIPAC speech. You know, it’s a sad thing to see, because he knows better, but he’s suppressing himself repeatedly until he becomes a different person, should he be elected president...

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/6/18/ralph_n...

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Winter Garden, FL

#20 Nov 28, 2009
Nader: Obama supporters are in ‘political slavery’

Stephen C. Webster
Raw Story
July 28, 2008



During a Sunday press conference and campaign rally attended by RAW STORY, Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader claimed that liberals and Democrats who will vote for Sen. Barack Obama as the “least worst candidate” are actually trapped in “political slavery.”

http://www.infowars.com/nader-obama-supporter...
Lone Wolf

Benicarló, Spain

#21 Nov 28, 2009
JOD wrote:
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Absolutely, right!
PRobably demoncrats funding Nader, pluggin Nader in the press...dress him...suck votes away and
the incumbent, Chris- Irish millionaire Cottage,'special' mortgage rates', get my friend a pardon, then buy out his side of the irish cottage for next to nothing, get wife appointed to boards-she never shows up to and STILL GETS PAID- Dodd.
No wonder the demoncrats say Dodd will win....they are going to go whole hog monetarily supporting Nader to suck away votes and ensure Dodd a win.
Evil=DemoNcrats
and evil republicans--both controled by the globalist foundations----Council of Foreign Relations,Rockefeller Foundation..........

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